People's History of the NHS


NHS Specs Selfie

Our researcher Jenny Crane holds her first pair of NHS glasses, prescribed when she was just two years old! The frames she wears today are of a relatively similar style; though they are no longer provided for by the NHS.

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  1. Posting this led me to dig up childhood photos in my glasses – Interesting that childhood glasses are something that parents keep, treasure, and pass on, whereas now I lose my glasses all the time … is this because of how valuable these objects used to be? Is it about broader sentiment around the storage of childhood memorabilia? Does anyone else still have their childhood NHS glasses?

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