SpecSMART, a world-class optometry clinic, has opened its store in Lagos, the commercial hub of the country, promising to deliver high-quality optometry services comprising primary eye care, premium quality frames, lens variants, contact lens fitting, and optical/ophthalmic services to patients seeking effective healthcare.
The clinic with the United Kingdom standard which debuted on Wednesday, 17 August, was unveiled at the Ikoyi Plaza Mall, Awolowo Road, Lagos to cater to the over 50 million people requiring eye care that has become almost exclusive for the few in the country.
At the opening ceremony, SpecSMART’s Practice Head and Medical Director, Dr Clarence Nwokocha said quality eye care is one of the key areas of healthcare and that the gap in the services has prompted the launch of the first-class clinic, launched to meet the demand, while ensuring the overall well-being of the patient and expectations that are fully guaranteed.
Nwokocha pointed out that, with the unveiling of SpecSMART, patients would be able to have access to over 1,000 premium frames, contact lens fitting with sales and after-sales service, as well as international and designer sunglasses of a high standard at affordable prices.
He said SpecSMART would ensure on-the-spot glazing of spectacle prescriptions for standard lens prescriptions, fully automated quality eye examinations, full glaucoma care services, free registration for patients, world-class medical suite using automated digital equipment, and delivering a wide and comprehensive range of tests every day of the week, for flexibility of appointments.
The Medical Director stated that lots of Nigerians complain about the type of customer service they required, the prescription of frames, type of eye care required, and said that “we are here as a UK standard clinic to offer them the best treatment in line with global best practices.
“We are working towards opening another branch at the Lekki and Ikeja districts of Lagos State to effectively provide our high standard services to Nigerians that desire quality eye care services,” Nwokocha stated.
According to him, there would be 24 hours automated appointment scheduler via the clinic’s website platform, 12-hour online customer care service, and eye care plans according to customers’ budgets and preferences, from skilled, licensed optometrists that would guarantee top-notched optometric and optical services to achieve accurate diagnoses.
With the unveiling of SpecSMART, patients seeking eye care treatment outside the country and within would now have access to excellent services in line with global best practices, as the clinic would also be extended to other parts of the country to meet the dire needs of patients.
At its 74th World Health Assembly in 2021, the World Health Organisation pointed out that more than 800 million people in the world have eye defects that could be addressed with the appropriate pair of spectacles, while an estimated 100 million people have moderate-to-severe distance vision impairment or blindness that could be corrected through access to cataract surgery.
It stated that to ameliorate the situation, there is a need for the provision of quality eye care services for underserved populations.
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From Left: Dr. Clarence Nwokocha, Practice Head and Medical Director; with Ebosele Beatrice, Customer Service Representative; and Dr. Chinomso Ogbugh, Senior Optometrist, all of SpecSMART, at the opening of SpecSMART Clinic, at Ikoyi Plaza Mall, along Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, on Wednesday, 17th August, 2022.
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From Left: Dr. Clarence Nwokocha, Practice Head and Medical Director, SpecSMART, speaking with a patient at the opening of SpecSMART Clinic at Ikoyi Plaza Mall, along Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, on Wednesday, 17th August, 2022.
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From Right: Dr. Clarence Nwokocha, Practice Head and Medical Director, SpecSMART attending to a patient at the opening of SpecSMART Clinic, situated