Specsavers to stay open for essential care

Date published: 28 March 2020

The Rochdale town centre Specsavers store has suspended all routine sight testing for the foreseeable future to focus on essential and urgent care only.

Customers will need to phone their local store first for advice and to be assessed on the level of care that they might need, the only exception being key workers who may need Specsavers’ help.

A range of services, such as home delivery of glasses, contact lenses and hearing aid batteries, are available for those customers who don’t require urgent care.

Glasses and contact lenses can also be purchased online for customers with a current prescription.

The CEO of Specsavers, John Perkins, said: “We may be closing our stores for business as usual, but will remain open for care, particularly for key workers. Our desire is to continue to provide essential and urgent services to the communities we serve, as well as online and telephone advice for those who need it.

“Guaranteeing the safety and wellbeing of our customers and our colleagues has to be our priority so we will only open if it is safe to do so and in compliance with the government ’s strict new guidelines.”

“Key workers are very welcome to walk in to one of our stores to seek immediate advice,” Mr Perkins added.

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