Award winning Optometrist launches new interactive children’s workbook
Award winning Optometrist and SightCare member Jean Kelly of Eglinton Eyecare has developed an interactive, educational children’s workbook to help eye care professionals deliver workshops to children. Jean’s book, “Your Eyes – Eyecare Adventures with Op Tish and Ann”, was launched at the recent Optix conference in partnership with Hoya.
The 48-page workbook follows the story of three bears and is aimed at children aged 7-9; it uses augmented reality to bring some of the pages to life with the help of an app. The bears, all voiced by Jean’s nieces and nephew, deliver eye health messages and advice for taking care of your eyes. Topics include the importance of eye exams, why we wear sunglasses, what happens in an eye exam and what long sight, short sight and astigmatism means. It also includes lots of eye-related activity pages and other educational pages for children to enjoy.
“At Eglinton Eyecare, we’re often invited to local schools to give talks to children about all things eye-health related; I developed an initial interactive book, tailored to my practice, for these school visits, and was then approached by other Optometrists who were interested in buying the books. I realised there was a gap in the market for a really comprehensive but exciting product to help catch children’s attention and support eye care professionals with their presentations and workshops,” said Jean Kelly, developer of the “Your Eyes” workbook. “The books help ensure that the message of the importance of regular eyecare for children from a young age is heard by the parents as there is also a parent’s section within the book. “I’m so delighted with the finished product. Not only can the books add fantastic learnings and fun to school talks, but they can also be given away to children having their eyes examined or sold in practice. Initial feedback from the industry has been so positive and we were excited to officially launch the books at the Optix conference.”
“Your Eyes – Eyecare Adventures with Op Tish and Ann” can be ordered from your Hoya representative or by contacting Jean Kelly directly on firstname.lastname@example.org. The cover of the books can be personalised to any practice with the practice details, logo and a QR code to direct readers to a landing page on their own website.
Eglinton Eyecare, established in 2005 and led by local Optometrist Jean Kelly, are a multi award winning Optician’s practice based in Eglinton, Co Derry. Due to their commitment to their local community, as well as their dedication to continually improve to deliver excellence in customer service and their expertise in children’s eye care, they have won several National Awards. The practice offers the Eyeplan eye care scheme to make the highest quality eye care and eyewear more accessible. More information can be found at www.eglintoneyecare.com.