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Specsavers Didcot stays open with safety front of mind

Specsavers Didcot stays open with safety front of mind

SPECSAVERS in Didcot is remaining open for all eye care and hearing needs in accordance with government guidelines.

While many retailers are having to close under the new restrictions, England’s lockdown legislation allows opticians and audiology services to remain open as they are deemed essential healthcare providers. 

The store is encouraging all its customers to keep their appointments to ensure that they protect their eye and hearing health after research by the retailer showed that a third of people in the UK noticed a deterioration in their eyesight and others in their hearing during the first lockdown .

Adela Garcia, store director, says: ‘We understand the concern customers have as we move back into lockdown and want to reassure them that it is safe to book an appointment or come in as scheduled. 

‘As providers of an essential health service, we have played a key role in looking after people’s eye and hearing health throughout the pandemic and are delighted that we can continue to do so, while also playing our part in relieving some of the strain on our partners in the NHS.’

Specsavers has put in place various safety measures, including restrictions on the number of customers allowed in store at any one-time, social distancing, and bank card instead of cash payments, where possible. 

In line with NHS recommendations, Specsavers colleagues use personal protective equipment (PPE) throughout the stores, wear face masks and other PPE during tests, and all testing equipment and frames are thoroughly sanitised before and after each use. Customers are also asked to request an appointment in advance by phone or online through the Specsavers website to help manage social distancing and minimise time spent in store.

To find out more information or request an appointment call 01235 517100 or visit www.specsavers.co.uk/stores/didcot

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