The teams in Southend and Leigh on Sea have been supporting doctors and nurses by fixing their glasses as well as giving key workers sight tests and getting them glasses so that they can continue the important work they are doing. 
The staff have also been fielding a great number of worried calls from customers and have been able to address and alleviate these concerns through continued access to professional optical services. They have delivered over 50 pairs of glasses to those who had not been able to collect them before lockdown.

Open for care, helping those who need referrals

Last week, a patient came in with blurred vision. The team were able to refer them to the hospital where it turned out they had a bleed where it turned out they needed medication to fix an underlying issue with blood pressure.  

A word from the store directors

Nikhil Nathwani and John Staunton, store directors in Southend and Leigh on Sea, say: ‘We’re grateful to have had the capacity to remain open during this difficult period, and we’re proud of the help we’ve been able to provide to those in isolation. We are doing all we can whilst maintaining the advice put in place by the government.'
‘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 care needs, and to make sure they can see and hear healthily whilst staying at home – so please give us a call if you need us.’

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