Emergency eye and audiology care for the local community has been the focus for Specsavers in Witney, with the team rallying round to support key workers and those who need essential eye care.
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the store has suspended all routine testing to focus on essential and urgent care only. The team has already stepped in to help several customers who needed vital support, including one gentleman who broke his specs.
‘Having broken my glasses during lockdown I feared I would have to get by with my old pair until we come out the other side,’ he commented. ‘Not only did my local Specsavers store in Witney get them fixed, they did so under warranty, with excellent, safe service, and accompanied by a smile.
‘As Chaitanya Charan said, "Helping one person might not change the world, but it could change the world for one person." Ok, it may not have changed my world, but at least I can see it better! Thank you, team Specsavers.’
A word from the store director
‘These are challenging times for us all, but if we can do our bit to help our key workers and those who need emergency care, like Peter, then we’re more than glad to be of service,’ said store director, Cathy Mullen.
Open for care
Specsavers' teams are classed as key workers to provide urgent and essential eye care to those who need it. This includes supporting other key workers who couldn’t function without their help and people who would come to harm without their health expertise, especially where the usual hospital services and NHS facilities are being prioritised for the fight against COVID-19.