‘My First Glasses’ with Lynne Fernandes Optometrists on CBeebies 24th March

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Izabel proudly wears her new pair of glasses with her Mum Natasha during filming of the My First…Glasses programme, filmed at Lynne Fernandes Optometrists.

Lynne Fernandes Optometrists is to feature in a new CBeebies series called ‘My First…’.  The series records milestones and first experiences of children under 6 years old.  Each episode follows one of these children as they do something new for the very first time.

In the episode to be broadcast on 24th March, Lynne Fernandes, director of Lynne Fernandes Optometrists, welcomes local child Izabel and her mum, Natasha, as Izabel makes her visit to the opticians.

With Lynne’s guidance, Izabel gets her very first pair of glasses. She goes to the opticians to have her eyes tested to find out exactly what help she needs, and then she makes a very special trip to the Essilor factory to see her lenses getting made.

Lynne said, “It was important to us to let Izabel know that going to the opticians is a fun experience. It’s not just about getting a new pair of glasses – it’s about how to look after her eyes from childhood through to being an adult.”

“As a practice we regularly speak to primary schools on the importance of having regular eye examinations and arrange class visits to the practices for the children try on glasses, see what happens in an eye test and learn some interesting facts about eyes.”

Lynne Fernandes Optometrists which has three practices in Bristol – Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Wells Road, Totterdown and High Street, Nailsea – was among a number of opticians contacted by CBeebies to take part in the series.  They were chosen because they were happy to be involved and to highlight the importance of eye tests for children. 

Talking about the experience, Lynne said, “Filming took two days in total.  It was great fun and the crew ensured everything ran smoothly.  The whole team thoroughly enjoyed the experience and in our usual professional manner, we still managed to run clinics alongside filming!”

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The CBeebies film crew with Izabel, Lynne Fernandes (second right) and Izabel’s Mum, Natasha.

My First… Glasses is on 24th March at 9:00am and repeated at 1:00pm the same day on CBeebies.

The CBeebies 20-episode series My First… has been produced by MCC Media.  The series which started on 7th March 2016, is on CBeebies, and plays on weekdays at 9:00am and repeated at 1:00pm the same day throughout March.

If you would like more information about children’s eye care at Lynne Fernandes Optometrists or you would like to book an appointment call us on 0117 942 6843 or visit www.lynnefernandes.co.uk

And, if you would like to find out more about school visits to one of our practices, please contact us on the above number.

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