Locals living on Shetland will be able to take advantage of a new home visit service being launched by Specsavers.

The team has invested almost £10,000 in expanding its offering to include an in-home service, for those who cannot visit the store on Commercial Street in Lerwick.

The service is for people who are unable to leave their home unaccompanied and aims to make keeping their eye health in check much easier.

New service

A fully qualified optometrist and assistant will visit qualifying homes across Shetland to conduct an eye examination as well as fit and order glasses if required.

Thomas Bruin, store director at Specsavers in Lerwick, said: ‘We are very pleased to launch our home visit service to offer eye tests to people in their own homes, throughout the Shetland community.

After speaking to our customers and the local authority it has become apparent that the island is in need. It’s vitally important that people are having regular eye tests as part of their health routine.

However, if people are unable to leave their homes for various reasons, it’s even more important that they have access to this kind of service.

We would like to encourage locals who are in need of an eye test, but are unable to travel to the store, to get in touch and book a home visit.’

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