WHAT TO DO DURING THE LOCKDOWN IF YOU NEED URGENT CARE FOR YOUR EYESIGHT OR HEARING

Key workers and customers who urgently need specialist care for their eyesight or hearing during the Coronavirus lockdown will continue to be supported by optical and audiology experts at Specsavers’ joint venture stores around the country.

To support the Government’s restrictions on non-essential travel and its call for people to stay at home wherever possible, Specsavers has suspended all routine eye and hearing tests.

However, the company is keeping open a number of stores to care for those whose need is considered to be either essential or urgent. Specsavers say these measures will also help to keep customers away from already busy A&E departments that need to prioritise the fight against Covid-19.

Already, their teams have supported local communities in heart-warming ways: dropping off eye drops (and toilet roll!) to an elderly, self-isolating couple; personally delivering contact lenses to an exhausted NHS worker; and removing a foreign body out of a baby’s eye on the doorstep of a self-isolating family’s home.