Eye strain on the rise in latest lockdown
Eye strain and other sight-related issues have increased significantly since the first pandemic lockdown as new research finds 42% of people have noticed their sight deteriorate since March 2020. This is almost double the number of people noticing sight deterioration during the first lockdown (22%), as reported by the College of Optometrists.
Open for care
Matthew Stiff, retail director at Specsavers Camberley, says: ‘It’s important that anyone noticing a change in their vision gets it seen to right away. While usually this is down to a change in prescription or from our eyes feeling tired, in other cases it can be something more serious.’
‘Our store remains open for eye and hearing tests, and those unable to leave home unaccompanied can request a home visit or use our RemoteCare video and phone consultation service instead.’
Matthew was pleased to receive praise from recent customer Ashleigh Whittaker.
Ashleigh said: ‘I honestly can’t give enough positive feedback even if I tried! From the moment I walked in it was clear that every measure in place was completely Covid friendly, from the ‘sanitised’ labels on chairs to every pair of glasses I touched being sanitised after. But above Covid the service was incredible. I came into contact with four members of staff and each and every one of them was amazing, they were all so helpful and upbeat!’
Ashleigh adds: ‘It’s quite challenging finding glasses alone without someone else helping but the lady that assisted me gave me room to browse but also stepped in and helped me choose the perfect frames. From start to finish the service was immaculate.’
Specsavers Camberley will remain open for all eye care and hearing needs throughout the current national lockdown.