Eye drop drop-off for hospital staff

Frontline staff at two hospital trusts have benefitted from the donation of hundreds of bottles of eye drops from Avizor.

The global eyecare manufacturer has handed over almost 1,000 bottles of Lacrifresh Ocu-Dry Eye Drops – a product designed to provide prolonged relief of dry eye symptoms.

The company said it hoped the donation, worth almost £9,000, would help ease any symptoms being experienced by healthcare staff.

Avizor UK general manager, Gary Daniels, commented: “Those working at the coal face of this awful virus are doing an incredible job and it’s vital we all do what we can to protect their health as they strive to protect ours. We wanted to do our bit to allow the heroes of our NHS to focus on saving lives, giving them peace of mind and day-long comfort.”

The products were donated to staff working on the wards of Northampton General Hospital (NGH) and the Great Western Hospital in Swindon.

Brian Tompkins, director of Tompkins, Knight & Son Optometrists, which helped with the donation to NGH, said: “We were delighted to assist Avizor with this very generous donation and we hope it eases any eye irritation experienced by staff at NGH.”