Covid-19 Update

WE'RE HERE FOR YOUR URGENT EYE HEALTH NEEDS

During this health emergency, Laubman & Pank continues to support our local community’s eye health needs whilst ensuring the safety of customers, staff, and their families.

TAKING ACTION

As united members of the community, we want to openly share the additional measures we are taking to protect our customers and our people in this uncertain times. 

  • We have implemented vigilant cleaning protocols to minimise contaminants in the factories where our products are made, our distribution centers, our stores and our company workplaces
  • Every day, our stores are undergoing a deep cleaning process with special attention to frequently touched surfaces. Every piece of technology, from our eye care equipment to our associates iPads, registers and digital screens are being thoroughly cleaned. All shelves, trays, light switches and doorknobs are cleaned multiple times a day. 

 

PEACE OF MIND 

To ensure we are doing everything we possibly can, we have also enlisted an Emergency Response Team to continually evaluate and respond, in real time, to the evolving situation. Our proactive approach incorporates the guidance of WHO (World Health Organisation) and relevant health authorities.

SAFETY FIRST

Your safety is is our number one priority, so we have have requested that if any team member feels unwell they should remain at home and we encourage our customers to do the same. In the best interest of the community, when you are booking an eye exam, our team members will ask additional pre-screening questions to ensure you don't pose a risk. 

YOUR TRUSTED EXPERTS

Our stores remain open and our dedicated teams are standing by to provide you with top quality care and service. When you visit Laubman & Pank Optometrists, you can have peace of mind knowing that significant health precautions are being taken to ensure your safety. Book online or call your nearest store on 131 567

We are always here to help and are happy to answer all your questions. Please do not hesitate to contact Our Customer Care on Customercare@laubmanandpank.com.au or or find your closest store online to speak with one of our local team members. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What safety measures have you put in place for your stores?

We have put in place additional measures we are taking to protect our customers, our people and the community in our Laubman & Pank stores. We’ve implemented vigilant cleaning protocols to minimise contaminants in the factories where our products are made, our distribution centres, our stores and our company workplaces.
Every day, our stores are undergoing a deep cleaning process with special attention to frequently touched surfaces. Every piece of technology, from our eyecare equipment to our associates’ iPads to registers to digital screens, is being thoroughly cleaned. All shelves, trays, light switches and doorknobs are cleaned multiple times a day.

What if I have booked an eye test?

Our Laubman & Pank stores continue to trade as per normal trading hours at this stage. If you have an existing appointment with Laubman & Pank, we will be happy to honour the appointment time, or re-schedule for a later day and time that is convenient for you. We anticipate continuing to be available for emergency and acute eyecare, and the eyecare needs of essential services workers. However, this is a constantly evolving situation and we will adhere to any government announcements and directives.

Will you be updating store details online?

We will update our website with any changes to our store trading hours. To find the latest store trading hours, visit the store locator or call your nearest Laubman & Pank store.

I am due to collect glasses from your store, what measures do you have in place so I can do this safely and pay my outstanding balance?

In all our stores we have vigorous cleaning and physical distancing protocols for your safety and the safety of our people. This includes maintaining the required safe space, sanitizing hands before any customer interaction, use of frame trays for handling products.

Can stores deliver these to our homes? How can we receive our product, scans and prescriptions?

Please call your local Laubman & Pank store and our team can arrange for your glasses to be sent to you. If you cannot visit a store and would like a copy of your prescription, please contact our Customer Care  team and they will be able to assist.

Are contact lenses safe to wear in the current environment?

It is safe to continue to wear your contact lenses during the COVID-19 pandemic, as long as you are in good general health. Before handling contact lenses, including touching your eye, it is important to practise good personal hygiene, washing hands with soap and running water. If soap and water are not available, the best alternative is to use a 60% alcohol hand sanitiser. Our Optometrists recommend extra attention should be given to the tips of your fingers and thumbs when touching your contact lenses.

Should I wear contact lenses if I have flu like symptoms?

Any persons experiencing cold and flu or COVID-19 symptoms should refrain from wearing contact lenses until at least 24 hours after their symptoms have ceased. If you are unwell there is a risk of microorganisms spreading to your contact lenses. You may also have a reduced immune response while fighting an infection and this may increase the risk of contact lens related inflammation.

My glasses don't seem right, how can I get you to look at these and fix them if we are required to self-isolate?

If you are required to self-isolate, you cannot visit an Optometrist or an optical store. For your safety please adhere to the guidelines as set out by the relevant government authorities. If the glasses can be safely given, in a contactless manner, to a family member or a friend (not required to self-isolate) to bring to an Laubman & Pank store, we may be able to perform minor repairs based on the prescription we have on file. If you feel you need an eye test, we will be happy to book in an eye test for you following your self-isolation period.

I've just returned from overseas and need new glasses, how can we complete this while in self-isolation? Can I order online?

If you feel your eyes have changed and you would like an eye test, we will be happy to assist you after you have completed your self-isolation period and you have received advice from a registered medical practitioner that it is safe to do so. Please call your nearest Laubman & Pank store to make a booking. Unfortunately, we do not offer prescription glasses online,

I am having issues with my glasses but am 65 years old and have been directed by my doctor to not be out in public. Can I send my frame to the store or can you collect this to fix?

If your doctor has directed you to remain at home, we need to respect the advice provided. Please call the store where you purchased your glasses, our team will try to find a solution for you over the phone.
If the glasses can be safely given, in a contactless manner, to a family member or a friend (not required to self-isolate) to bring to an Laubman & Pank store, we may be able to perform minor repairs based on the prescription we have on file.

As some of your products are shipped from China, how safe is this and what quarantine measures have you put in place before receiving in Australia?

We’ve implemented vigorous cleaning protocols to minimise contaminants in the factories where our products are made, our distribution centres, our stores and our company workplaces. 

Should I order more contacts if advised to self-isolate? Will you run out of stock?

Laubman & Pank do not foresee any issues with our supply of contact lenses, however it is a good idea to have around 3 month’s supply.

I need a copy of my receipt in order to make a health fund claim? Can you send this to me?

For all in-store purchases, you can contact your local Laubman & Pank store and our team can either print or email you a copy of your receipt.

Will you be extending your warranty policies if we're in isolation?

We will extend our warranty by the period of time we are closed, for example if our stores are closed for two months, our 24 month warranty will be extended to 26 months. Please be aware that your rights and remedies under Australian Consumer Law continue to apply.

Are you providing financial measures for your customers who may have lost their job or having difficulty paying their monthly payments?

We understand this may be a difficult time and want to assist wherever possible. If you are experiencing financial hardship, our AfterPay partners will assess your situation and may be able to assist. Please contact AfterPay directly 1300 100 729 (AU) or 0800 461 268 (NZ).

With the current situation can we refund gift cards?

Unfortunately, our gift card program is managed by a third party and as such we are unable to offer refunds on gift card purchases (as stated in our gift card terms and conditions on the back of the card). Gift cards are valid for 3 years, if you have any questions please contact Customer Care.