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Independent opticians still supporting the community during lockdown

Stephen Evans Optometrists in Swansea has been extending its services to support vulnerable people in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although routine appointments have been suspended due to government restrictions, the practice is still conducting emergency and essential appointments for those who need them.

The practice has even enhanced their website to allow customers to purchase emergency specs online and have them delivered to their door.

Deliveries of contact lenses, solutions and dry eye treatments can also be made to those who require them.

Stephen Evans are also maintaining their commitment to repairing existing spectacles, as any patient who sends in their glasses can expect them to be delivered back to their home as soon as possible.

Special attention has been made to ensure all staff are wearing adequate and industry-standard PPE, as well as taking special care to regularly disinfection of all equipment in practice, including door handles, frames and sunglasses to ensure there is a safe environment if a patient visits for an emergency appointment.

Optometrist Stephen Evans said: “The wellbeing of our patients is our highest priority, so these measures are about ensuring the health of those in our local area is maintained during this period of uncertainty.

“We hope by extending our services beyond our normal capacity will allow our patients to follow government guidelines of staying at home, whilst retaining peace of mind in their eye health.

“Our eyes are one of our most valued assets, so it’s vitally important that we stay open for emergency appointments only and guarantee that our patients are receiving the same level of care and attention, even in these testing times.

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“All of our thoughts go out to all of those affected by COVID-19 and we hope we can continue to support our community for as long as possible.”

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