While Specsavers Southend 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 to support local keyworkers.

Recently, the team were delighted to be able to support their NHS colleagues when they dispensed a pair of spectacles for a doctor and a nurse after they had both broken their only pairs on the same day.

Supporting the community

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. If anyone 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.

A word from the store director

Nikhil Nathwani, store director in Southend, said: ‘Even during self-isolation, eye health remains incredibly important, and we’re determined to still be able to offer access to our optical and audiology services here at Specsavers Southend.

‘There are still a great number of people who are in need of eye and hearing advice, treatments and so on, and we want to be able to help. We’ve been particularly grateful to be able to support NHS staff as they continue their vital work in fighting this virus on the frontline – and if we’re able to protect hospital services by using our expertise to treat people instead, then all the better.

‘We want the local community to know that we are still 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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