AN independent opticians in Knutsford has been extending its services to support vulnerable people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Staff at Wendy Diddams Optometrist on Minshull Street are delivering spectacles to those in need, including older members of the community and high-risk patients, who are unable to collect in-store.

Practice staff will travel free of charge to the door of patients who cannot visit the practice, even delivering contact lenses and solution to those in self-isolation.

Wendy Diddams 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 regular disinfection of all equipment in practice, as well as door handles, frames and sunglasses to ensure there is a safe environment if a patient visits for an emergency appointment.

Wendy Diddams said: “The wellbeing of our patients is our highest priority, so these measures are about ensuring the health of those in the area is maintained. 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.

“It’s vitally important we stay open for emergency appointments only and guarantee our patients are receiving the same level of care attention, even in these testing times.”

For details call 01565 651 121.