While Specsavers in Huntingdon is closed for all routine eye and hearing tests at the moment, they are still open to provide essential care and to support local key workers.
Customers are being encouraged to call the store if they need urgent support with a visual problem, or if they have issues with their glasses, contact lenses or hearing aids.
Busy helping the local community
Recently, the team were able to dispense a new pair of glasses for a nurse who had broken and lost her existing pair. After helping her choose new frames from the website based on her previous choices from Specsavers, they turned her new spectacles around as quickly as they could, allowing her to get back to her vital frontline work.
Supporting the health service where they can, the store has also been offering customers video consultations for minor eye conditions where appropriate, as approved by the local NHS.
They’ve also been busy remotely dealing with repairs, fielding hearing aid queries, handling emergency dispenses and processing contact lens orders for key workers.
A few words from the director…
Alex Stewart, store manager in Huntingdon, said: ‘It’s been our pleasure to be able to help our NHS colleagues to continue their work in fighting this virus, and we’re just as happy to have been able to help those in isolation with access to professional optical and audiology health services.
‘We want the local community to know that, while we are closed for routine appointments at the present time, we are still very much here to support people with their essential eye and hearing care needs and to make sure they can see and hear healthily whilst staying at home. Please do give us a call if you need us.’