PPE to be introduced to provide additional health and safety protection for optometrists

With the safety of our optometry team top of mind as we remain open for care, Specsavers has taken additional measures to provide protection for partners, optometrists, and customers, during the coronavirus pandemic.

As part of a raft of measures to ensure the comfort and safety of all teams working in stores, each Specsavers store has been provided with an infrared non-contact thermometer as an additional precaution, to enable them to check the temperature of patients requiring urgent eye care appointments.

RANZCO recommends screening the temperature of all patients on arrival with a non-contact thermometer. Patients that present with a temperature over 38 degrees, which aligns with the Department of Health’s definition of a fever, will have their appointment deferred until they are no longer symptomatic.

Specsavers’ Australian stores, which are currently open for care, have also been provided with personal protective equipment (PPE), including P2 masks, safety goggles, and gloves.

The PPE is in addition to extra stock of hand sanitizer, antibacterial wipes, and disinfectant.

We’ve also implemented Perspex hygiene barriers at all customer service points including reception, dispense desks, and till podiums.

The safety of our partners and our customers continues to be our top priority throughout this crisis. You can also read more about our open for care model here.