School provides visors to every optometry practice in Wales

Croesyceiliog School in Cwmbran has been producing 300 plastic face visors each week

Croesyceiliog school staff
Optometry Wales
A school in Wales has made NHS-approved face visors for every optometry practice in the nation.

Croesyceiliog School in Cwmbran has been manufacturing around 300 plastic face visors each week for the NHS.

Deputy head teacher at Croesyceiliog School, Vicky Harris, said the school is pleased to support the NHS in any way that it can.

“We all need to work together as we navigate these difficult times,” she emphasised.

Close to 20,000 patients have been seen by optometrists in Wales since March, including 5400 remote consultations.

A total of 9500 urgent eye care appointments have been provided by the 87 Welsh optical practices that remained open during lockdown.

Optometry Wales chair, Lisa Gerson, described the donation of personal protective equipment by Croesyceiliog School as “inspiring.”

“Local community work is right at the heart of what we do and it’s so encouraging to be a part of this,” she said.