While Specsavers Oxted in Station Road East is closed for all routine eye and hearing tests at the moment, they are still open to provide essential care and support local keyworkers.

Recently, the team helped a frontline NHS nurse get some glasses made quickly to make her life a little bit easier. She had been using reading glasses but was struggling to see essential detail at work, something which she said had made doing her job a lot more difficult.

Supporting the local community

They have also referred several people for emergency treatment after urgent appointments, made emergency glasses for people who had broken theirs, posted lots of glasses and contact lenses to patients and carried out tons of repairs to allow people to keep enjoying their lives in lockdown – and help fellow key workers continue to do their bit on the frontline.

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. The store is seeing people by appointment only, in line with government advice, and are following all current guidance.

A word from the store director

Bhavesh Hansjee, store director in Oxted, said: ‘We are really pleased to be open for care and to be able to support so many local people with their essential eye and hearing needs at this time. While we are in lockdown to fight this virus, other health emergencies are still happening – and it is a real honour to continue to serve our local community.

‘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 – so please give us a call if you need us.’

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