Croesyceiliog School has this week provided plastic face visors for every optometric practice in Wales. The school is making over 300 each week to donate to the NHS in Wales.
The project was set up after a request for help from Sarah Schumm, a local optometrist and school governor.
Vicky Harris, deputy head teacher, said: “The school are pleased to be able to support the NHS here in Wales in any way we can. We all need to work together as we navigate these difficult times.”
Lisa Gerson, chair of Optometry Wales, said: “It’s been incredibly inspiring to hear about the kind donation from the school and also the willingness of the profession to give back. We hope that all practices benefit from the generosity of the school, local community work is right at the heart of what we do and it’s so encouraging to be a part of this.”
A spokesperson for Optomery Wales said that during the last three months, optometrists who have been furloughed or lost their work due to Coivd 19 have been volunteering with Welsh Government to support a Red Cross initiative to deliver medicines to homes of patients who are shielding.
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