Specsavers Peterborough sees NHS nurse right

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The Specsavers team at Bridge Street - before social distancing guidelines came into effect! (Photo: Beattie Communications)

The team were contacted last week by a nurse who cares for elderly people at the local hospital. Her only pair of glasses had been broken and she needed a new pair so that she could continue working.

Team leader Paul got her in for an appointment on the same day, and despite the fact that the store couldn't make her a new pair of glasses because her prescription was too strong, the nurse was able to leave with contact lenses. She returned to the NHS frontline the next day.

Chintu Patel, store director in Peterborough, said: "We were really pleased to be able to support a fellow key worker and get her back to work much sooner than she thought would be possible. She was so happy to be able to get back to work, something which could have been delayed by something which could so easily be fixed.

"We want the local community to know that, while we are closed for routine appointments at the present time, we are still very much here to support people with their essential eye and hearing care needs – so please give us a call if you need us."

Specsavers' teams are keyworkers and stores – in Bridge Street or in Serpentine Green – are available over the phone for anyone needing urgent support with eye problems, or if they have issues with their glasses, contact lenses or hearing aids.

If anyone is required to attend the store, they will be asked to do so – and key workers will be prioritised. Any face to face contact will be minimal, and will be handled in line with current government guidelines.