Staff from Specsavers Opticians in Pontypridd donned colourful t-shirts and decorated the store to highlight a mobile optical service that supports housebound customers.

Balloons and t-shirts

Staff pinned up balloons, and wore t-shirts to promote Healthcall, the service that sees qualified opticians visit housebound customers unable to make it into store.

The mobile opticians use a portable eye testing kit and have a range of spectacles that customers can choose from, with the same in-store offers available to them.

‘Staying ahead of the game’

Emma Davies, manager of the Pontypridd store, said: ‘Staying ahead of the game when it comes to our knowledge and our services is very important to us. We are always working to improve both.

‘We are holding a training day for all our staff later this month, where Healthcall will work with us to provide further training about the services they provide. We’re devoted to promoting Healthcall, a service which is vital for those who don’t have the opportunity to visit our store in person.’

Healthcall is one of the UK’s largest home-visiting opticians, and joined up with Specsavers in 2013 to provide comprehensive eyecare services to housebound residents. Designed to enhance Specsavers’ community services, various other similar operations have since been introduced across Wales and the UK.

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