Dawson Street store welcomes Minister Simon Harris
Specsavers was proud to welcome Simon Harris TD, the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science in store recently for a routine eye exam.
New Health & Safety Measures
During his visit, Minister Harris experienced all measures that stores are taking to protect customers, including the use of PPE, social distancing and enhanced cleaning. Minister Harris was impressed with the health and safety measures, commenting that he was reassured that Specsavers is a safe place to visit.
Dawson Street store director, Seamus Breslin, says: ‘We were delighted to welcome Minister Harris to our store recently and to receive such positive feedback on the hygiene and safety measures in place. Given his previous position as Minister for Health, it gives us great confidence in what we’re doing in store to keep both customers and staff safe.
‘We want to assure all of our customers that the number one priority is their safety and wellbeing, both in the test rooms and in the rest of our store. It was great to bring Minister Harris on that journey today and show him how safe the process really is.’
Since reopening, stores have introduced a series of new hygiene and personal protection measures to create a safe and comfortable experience for customers and colleagues. These include restrictions on the number of customers allowed in store at any one-time, strict social distancing rules and the use of bank cards instead of cash payments, where possible. Keeping in line with HSE recommendations, staff will use personal protective equipment (PPE) and all testing equipment and frames will be thoroughly disinfected after each use.
Customers are being asked to request an appointment in advance by phone or online through the Specsavers website to help manage social distancing.
Specsavers offer a full breadth of optical and audiology services, including eye and hearing tests, contact lens consultations, frame repairs and the sale of glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids, and other products. Customers who are unable to attend a store can still access care and support through Specsavers new RemoteCare video and telephone consultation service, while glasses and contact lenses can be bought online.