While Specsavers Portslade in Boundary Road is closed for all routine eye and hearing tests at the moment, they are still open to provide essential care and support local keyworkers.
If anyone calls and is required to attend the store, they will be asked to do so – and key workers will be prioritised. Any face to face contact will be minimal, and will be handled in line with current Government guidelines.
Supporting key workers and elderly residents
This week, the team helped paramedic and ambulance driver Rebecca Lemon get back on the road after she accidentally stood on her glasses which she needs to drive. She came to the store, where her glasses were repaired in just a few minutes while she waited.
They have also provided the same service to a local postman who had fallen asleep on his glasses after a long day at work.
Last week, the store leapt into action to help an elderly disabled customer who had been told to self-isolate for 12 weeks with an emergency pair of replacement glasses as hers had broken.
Store director keen to continue supporting local community
Sophie Sharma, store director in Portslade, said: ‘We are really honoured to have been able to help our fellow keyworkers to continue to go about their business supporting people fighting this virus.
‘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.’