Jack Collins, optical trainee dispensing optician at Specsavers Chelmsley Wood, features in a new national TV advert which premiered on Saturday (13 June).
The Specsavers ad, titled We Were There, was featured during Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow on ITV1. It tells the story of store colleagues and some of their customers during lockdown when their doors were closed apart from offering urgent and essential care.
Jack speaks about how Specsavers teams have supported some of their more vulnerable customers living on their own, calling them for a chat and to check they were alright. He also mentions replacing a pair of specs for a child whose dog ate her specs – meaning she was able to continue with her schoolwork.
‘I never dreamed that I’d be on national TV,’ commented Jack. ‘It’s been a really humbling time over the last few months during the COVID-19 pandemic - supporting those who need essential and urgent eye care. I’m just so proud to be part of that care network.’