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Unwanted glasses to those in need!

We shared a very positive story last week! A nine-year-old in Kettering, instigated an initiative at his primary school to gather up all unwanted glasses and donate them to people in need.

This brilliant, and very thoughtful idea was backed by Specsavers Kettering. The practice stepped in after the charity originally intended to receive the glasses stopped taking donations. Specsavers saved the day and have helped to donate all the glasses collected, to people overseas.

Amazing work by all involved and such a nice story to share!


Support for practices

NHS England has been asked to offer ‘targeted, short-term financial support’ for optical practices. The support has been called for by the Optometric Fees Negotiation Committee in light of the struggle’s practices are facing because of the pandemic.

Since the pandemic, it has been reported that many practices are seeing fewer face-to-face appointments than before.

Are you running a practice and want to share your story with us? We would love to share insights and experiences from people in the industry.


Business skills for independents

Sunday 28th February, will see the start of a two day virtual conference from SightCare. Designed to help and support independent practices; the event was designed after the company recognised that many independents are suffering, as a result of the pandemic. Therefore, they have created an event that will offer them advice and support.

Business and marketing advice will be offered over the two day event!

Find out more about the event here


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