A creative seven-year-old from Walthamstow has his eyes on the prize after winning a charity competition to design a pair of glasses.

Rhys Barlow, a pupil at Hillyfield Primary Academy, clinched one of five prizes up for grabs in the national competition.

Youngsters were encouraged to submit their imaginative designs with all proceeds from the £1 entry fee going to Alzheimer’s Society.

Louise Dourish, Hoe Street branch manager at Scrivens Opticians, said: “Alzheimer’s Society is our chosen charity and this was a fun way to engage children and raise awareness of its work. Rhys did a great job with his design and is a worthy winner.”

His prize was a collection of Roald Dahl books and a fun model of his design.

Mum Claire said: “I was having my eyes tested at the branch and Rhys and his little brother had a go at the competition.

“Rhys is really good at drawing. He likes emojis and used these in his design. He was delighted to win and could not believe it. Rhys loves reading so he’ll enjoy his prize.”

Scrivens is supporting Alzheimer’s Society for a fifth successive year.