Kathleen has been going to Arun in Billericay Specsavers for the last 10 years. Last year Arun discovered that Kathleen had a detached retina which led to cataracts meaning her eyesight has changed so much that she was struggling to read.
Open for care for key workers
As an ITU nurse at Basildon Hospital it was crucial that Kathleen could get glasses so that she could get back to work looking after the ITU patients, especially now when the hospitals are so busy treating patients including the ones with Covid 19.
As Specsavers in Billericay is open for essential care, in particular for key workers, Arun was happy to help Kathleen out. He gave her a sight test and was then able to make her up a pair of glasses in store in 20 minutes. The glasses mean Kathleen is now able to read without the vision issues that she was previously experiencing.
Kathleen says: ‘Arun is amazing, I never want to change opticians. The whole team have been brilliant.’
In 2018 Arun diagnosed Kathleen as having a detached retina which had to be operated as an emergency, however a cataract developed in the eye as a consequence of the surgery, which made her vision compromised. Thanks to Arun she now has a pair of glasses to help resolve the issue.
Arun says: ‘Kathleen has a complex case of retinal problems but we were really happy we could make a pair of glasses that worked for her in under 30 minutes so that she can continue her great work.’