While Specsavers Sevenoaks in the High Street is closed for all routine eye and hearing tests at the moment, they are still open to provide essential care and support local keyworkers.
The team have been able to help diagnose a retinal detachment, retinal tear and brain tumour, and refer patients on for urgent treatment. They have also carried out urgent eye tests for two policemen in order to help them return to work as quickly as possible.
Supporting the community
The team have also 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 are 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 Sevenoaks, 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. We are always open to support people with eye emergencies and relieve some of the pressure on the NHS, but that matters now more than ever.
‘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.’