When 92-year-old Mr Malvern Akers broke his specs, he feared that he wouldn’t be able to see while in lockdown, but fortunately the team at a West Bridgford opticians came to his rescue.
Mr Akers, from Radcliffe-on-Trent, is unable to leave his home during the current restrictions, so when his specs broke, he called his local Specsavers store in West Bridgford to see what he should do.
The store’scontact lens manager, Lisa Buckberry, told Mr Akers not to worry and that they could offer him emergency assistance. Lisa then drove to Mr Akers’ house, picked up his specs and took them back to the store to fix them. Once repaired she returned them to him (sanitised) at his house so he could see comfortably again.
A word from the store director
‘We were delighted to be able to safely help Mr Akers out during this challenging situation,’ comments Specsavers West Bridgford store director, Stephen Rogers. ‘We’ve had to suspend all routine testing to focus on essential and emergency care only – to help people like Mr Akers and key workers out.’