Coronavirus (COVID-19): Update and Statement from Lens Lounge
Following the announcement given on Thursday 16th April, we understand that the UK is due to remain in lockdown for a further three weeks. At Lens Lounge, we fully support the measures being put into place to protect the nation from this harmful virus and will continue to follow the policies given to us by the government.
We also recognise however, that many of our valued customers have gone several weeks without contact lenses, supplements and other products which are essential for their day-to-day lives.
Over the past couple of days, we have been putting new measures in place to set up remote working and set up our service to continue as normal.
We are very happy to confirm that we are now operating as usual however certain delivery options have been temporarily disabled due to lead times with Royal Mail.
We now only offer 2nd class delivery which is still free for orders over £50. More information on delivery times can be found on our delivery page.
As always, the health and wellbeing of our customers is our number one priority. Here is a list of the measures we have put into place to adhere to social distancing rules and to keep you and your families safe:
- All head office staff have been working remotely for the past 4-5 weeks
- Colleagues operating in our delivery facility have been set up to work in their own space in order to practice social distancing
- We have ensured our suppliers are adhering to the same rules and regulations as ourselves with regards to social distancing
- We have set up a direct supplier-to-patient service where possible to minimise delivery times and social interaction
- Any colleagues who interact with customer orders are equipped with hand sanitiser dispensers and gloves/masks
Our thoughts continue to be with you, your families and all those affected by the coronavirus.
Lens Lounge Team
Frequently Asked Questions
Is LensLounge.co.uk still operating?
We are now open and operating within the UK and abroad with changes being made to allow for remote working and social distancing.
Will my order arrive as stated on the Lens Lounge website?
Your order should arrive as usual however please expect slight delays to your lead times. We have updated our delivery page with as much information as possible on current lead times.
I need to order contact lenses but do not have a prescription from my optician, can I still order?
We recommend contacting your optician for your most recent prescription however, if you give us written permission we may ring your optician on your behalf.
For any more questions surrounding Covid-19 or our service please call our customer service team on 01706 826 062 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following on from our previous update regarding COVID-19, as of Tuesday 24th of March our delivery lines will be closed indefinitely to support the advice encouraged to us by the UK government and National Health Service.
Whilst we understand our service is essential for some of our customers, we are taking measures to put our service on hold for the health of the wider community. We are still open to taking orders via our website which we will process and put on hold until our delivery service resumes.
We hope this is only short, but in the meantime we will be communicating to all customers with outstanding orders to discuss providing refunds if necessary.
If you have any questions or queries, our phone lines are still open as normal and our customer service team are still on hand to assist.
In these troubling times our thoughts continue to be with families and individuals who have been affected by the coronavirus.
15th March 2020
On behalf of all of us at Lens Lounge, we are truly sorry for any inconvenience the coronavirus may be causing to you and your family.
We would like to provide clarity on our stance around COVID-19 and what our plans are with regards to issuing orders to our customers over the coming weeks.
As a business operating within the optical industry, and since we share a physical facility with an independent optical practice, we are responsible for following the guidelines set out to us via the NHS. We confidently place our trust in the advice of the professionals associated with The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Public Health England (PHE) and following their guidance around COVID-19.
In recent days, we have seen measures escalate quickly to limit social contact and encourage self isolation where possible. This is strongly encouraged for those who are elderly and those who have underlying health problems. To our customers which fall into these two categories, we strongly reiterate the need to follow government advice where possible. However, we understand that due to the nature of our business and the demographic of customers we serve that, although isolating may be a necessary measure, the products you purchase are very much still a necessity.
As a result, until the NHS and governing bodies declare otherwise, we will be keeping our service open so customers can still place orders to receive the products they need to maintain healthy vision as normal. We do recommend however stocking up on purchases to last you until normal business resumes, which we hope will not be too far away.
We understand that economic impact of this situation for the consumer is substantial, and so ordering larger than usual orders can be an inconvenience. To help ease financial pressure wherever we can, adding ‘SAVE’ to the discount code section of your basket will remove 10% of the price from your order.
If the situation develops and the public, staff and businesses are asked to stay at home, we will keep our lines of communication open via phone, email and live chat on the website and will also allow orders to be placed online. Once our delivery lines are open again, we will be sending out any orders placed as quickly as possible.
Our sincere thoughts are with anybody affected by the virus and we will keep our customers updated as the situation develops.