Publish Date: 20th July 2020
GLASKLAR UK has donated hundreds of bottles of their refillable spectacle lens cleaner to frontline NHS doctors and nurses at nearby Hastings, Bexhill & Eastbourne Hospitals.
COVID-19 frontline staff must wear protective eyewear, face masks and visor shields which, when worn in combination over glasses can cause spectacles to mist and fog-up. This is both frustrating and time consuming if the PPE needs to be removed to clean glasses. And, as every optician knows, the most effective way to reduce steaming up in the first place is to keep eyewear spotlessly clean.
Ellie Jarman, GLASKLAR UK marketing coordinator explained that the idea to donate the cleaner came from the office team considering how the company could help adding: “Several of our GLASKLAR stockists have been providing free bottles of cleaner and free refills to essential workers, so the idea grew from there. We heard of a local ICU consultant who cleaned his spectacles using a high alcohol anti-bac wipe and damaged the surface coating as a result, rendering his glasses unusable”.
Jacquie Fuller, Staff Engagement & Wellbeing Manager, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust said staff have been most grateful for the GLASKLAR product and she has advised her colleagues that they can get free top-ups form several local GLASKLAR practices who stock the brand for their own patients.
Maxine Green, Managing Director said, “GLASKLAR stockists have been keen to support the initiative as they are provided free cleaning concentrate from the company anyway as part of our stockist programme. The great thing about GLASKLAR is the only person who handles the product when refilling is the bottle owner, so far, less risk of cross contamination for practice staff and customers”.
GLASKLAR will be implementing several other support initiatives enabling their UK stockist network to also support their NHS keyworkers locally. Watch this space.