A Manchester eyewear brand is distributing free blue light filtering lenses to NHS workers as a “thank you” for their service during the pandemic.
Arlo Wolf Eyewear, based in Whalley Range, has launched a scheme whereby key workers can add these specially-designed lenses to their orders free of charge.
Blue light filtering lenses, otherwise known as digital media lenses , protect eyes from harmful blue light exposure caused by computer screens and mobile phones; helping to prevent eye strain and fatigue.
Lockdown has led to a sharp increase in the number of hours spent looking at screens, with many NHS staff exposed to extended periods of blue light due to the nature of their work.
Arlo Wolf, which specialises in men and women’s eyewear, has created the scheme to give something back to those who have worked tirelessly on the frontline.
Georgia Newton, from Arlo Wolf, said: “We are delighted to be offering all of our wonderful NHS employees free digital media lenses on any purchase of glasses from us. It is our way of saying thank you for all your dedication and hard work, not only throughout this crisis, but for everything you do for so many people across the country.
“No-one could have expected or prepared for the events that have taken place so far this year, and so no-one could possibly have been ready.
“Despite this fact, the amazing workers from the NHS responded quickly and efficiently, working long hours and even risking their own health to look after the rest of us. That’s an amazing thing and should always be remembered in the years after this crisis.
“So a heartfelt thank you from us at Arlo Wolf Eyewear, we sincerely hope that the lenses are useful and beneficial to those who need them.”
NHS staff can get more information on blue light lenses by visiting the Arlo Wolf website.