The emergency eye care provision at Specsavers Saltcoats has already proven invaluable for one local health and social care worker in need of a glasses repair.

The Saltcoats opticians was on hand to help and provided new reading glasses alongside a complementary lens cleaning kit and frame chain to the customer, who needed them in order to work.

Specsavers stores, in line with government guidelines, have suspended routine testing for the foreseeable future but emergency and essential eye care is still available to those in need – including frontline staff and key workers.

A word from the store director

Store director, Al Ferdinand, said: ‘Our staff are classed as key workers in order that they can provide this important emergency eye care.  This allows us to support other key workers who couldn’t function without our help and people who would come to harm without our health expertise, especially where the usual hospital services and NHS facilities are being prioritised for the fight against COVID-19.

‘Any key workers should know that we will do our utmost to help them as we cannot thank them enough for their valuable work during this pandemic, and we are also here for the wider public in the case of eye care emergencies.

‘We’re proud to provide vital care for our community at this time and I’m delighted we were able to safely provide a service to this health and social care worker.’

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