Valli Opticians has set itself a target to provide free vision screening for 1,000 reception aged school children by July.

The 1,000 Eye Challenge has been launched as part of the Huddersfield and Hebden Bridge based opticians’ Children’s Eye Health Campaign, which has been offering free vision testing in the area for children in reception.

Moin Valli, managing director of Valli Opticians, said: ‘When we found out that children local to our practices in Huddersfield and Hebden Bridge were among those who do not routinely have their vision-screened, we knew we had to do something about it. So, we are offering to go into our local schools, absolutely free of charge, and provide this service ourselves. We are a community conscious business and being an integral part of the towns and villages that we serve has always been very important to us. Our 1,000 Eye Challenge is part of that commitment.’