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All eyes on new home visit opticians service

Nina Dhanani, home Visiting Optometrist, and Lee Dray, owner and managing director of Dray's Eyecare. NNL-140325-155648001

Nina Dhanani, home Visiting Optometrist, and Lee Dray, owner and managing director of Dray's Eyecare. NNL-140325-155648001

A family-run opticians in Banbury has launched a new service which allows staff to visit customers in the comfort of their own home.

Dray’s Eyecare, based in Chatsworth Drive, recently started a new home visit service which allows customers to book appointments and receive expert help at home.

Lee Dray, managing director, is hoping to take the service to a wider audience. He said: “This kind of service for people in Banbury is sadly not yet available from some opticians so this is something we want to provide to the community. We are a family-run business and so far we have received really good feedback, so we want to spread the word about our new service.”

The scheme aims to cater for customers who are either immobilised or find it difficult to attend an appointment at the practice.

It will cover the whole of Oxfordshire and the home visits will be carried out by optician Nina Dhanani, a qualified biomedical scientist who spends much of her time providing eye examinations for patients with special needs.

Mr Dray said: “With an aging population I feel this is something that people living in the area are happy that we have introduced.

“Since we changed our name from Specs Direct it has been like a steam train. Business has been going really well and being out of town has proved popular with the free parking as well.”

Mr Dray and his wife Claire have run the business for about nine years. They changed the name from Specs Direct about two years ago. They run the business with five other opticians Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 5.30pm and one Saturday a month from 9am-1pm.

For more information about Dray’s Eyecare at Home, or to book an appointment, call 01295 261080, e-mail enquiries@drays-eyecare.co.uk or visit www.drayseyecareathome.co.uk

 

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