Specsavers in Derby are supporting the local community through the COVID-19 pandemicby offering essential and urgent eye care, particularly for key workers.


Specsavers in the Intu Centre has suspended all routine testing for the foreseeable future to focus on critical care only. One of those receiving that care was local paramedic Raymond Putman. After losing his specs on a night shift, Raymond panicked as he can’t see without them and was worried about getting a replacement pair before his next shift, especially as so many opticians are closed.


A word from Raymond Putman

‘Fortunately, Specsavers were able to see me and managed to check my prescription and make up a new pair of specs,’ said Raymond. ‘Without my glasses I couldn’t have gone to work so the team didn’t only help me, but many others who we attend to in my line of care.  A big thank you to them for their help and support.’


A word from the store director

‘While we aren’t offering routine eye tests, we are here for those who need vital care – especially key workers who the nation is relying on during these testing times,’ said Specsavers Derby store director, Uan Gohil.


Raymond is just one of many key workersthat the team at Specsavers Derby has supported over the last couple of weeks, along with several urgent eye care cases. Staff are also offering a home drop off and collect service both for specs and hearing aids, where customers need it.


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