Eye-opening experience at Liffey Valley Specsavers

FRONTLINE workers represent an “overwhelming majority” of clientele attending Specsavers, Liffey Valley in recent weeks.

According to Conor Dewey, Retail Director at Specsavers Liffey Valley and Maynooth, frontline workers, including nurses, doctors and care assistants, have attended emergency appointments to replace broken eyewear, collect prescriptions and carry out essential eye tests.

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Conor Dewey, Retail Director at Specsavers Liffey Valley

Conor said: “The last six weeks have been an eye-opening experience for me – treating exhausted, brave and hard-working frontline staff who have broken their glasses while saving lives or lost contact lens during long shifts. It has been truly humbling to hear their stories and learn about the daily struggles.

“A member of the team has been in-store every week to treat these patients and I am so pleased that we were in a position to offer any kind of help to these heroes.”

Since March, Specsavers Liffey Valley have conducted more than 200 phone consultations, in addition to daily emergency appointments.

Smaller teams are working on the floor, with social distancing measures in place.

One patient was even referred for potentially life-saving treatment after an abnormal eye exam raised concerns during the pandemic.

Conor said: “We are always so happy to be able to catch these health issues for patients and ensure they are seen by medical professionals as quickly as possible.

It has been an incredibly difficult time for the whole community, but we are looking forward to coming together to get things back to normal in a safe and secure way for both our staff and customers.”

Stores are currently open for appointments, which can be booked in advance, over the phone, or at the store.

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