As an independent optician in the UK, you could be entitled to a £5,000 grant

As an independent optician in the UK, you could be entitled to a £5,000 grant from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

This additional £20 million of ERDF is part of the government’s drive to boost the recovery of the economy and provide small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) help to adapt their businesses following the coronavirus pandemic.

Activities supported through the £20 million of funding must be to directly respond to the impact of COVID-19 and can include: 

  • purchase minor equipment to adapt or adopt new technology in order to continue to deliver business activity or diversify

The funding is being provided to address immediate needs and all grants must be awarded by 28 February 2021 and all activity fully completed by 31 March 2021.

Find out more at this address::

Many practices we have spoken to, since the covid-19 Pandemic began, have reported an increase of patients suffering from the effects of dry eye syndrome. This seems to be due, in no small way, to the large increase of people now working from home and an increase in device usage  and less breaks being taken. 

In view of this, now is a great time to invest in new technology which treats the cause of dry eye syndrome and not just the symptoms. With this potential grant money available, your practice could differentiate from the pack and offer something unique and beneficial to your patients.

See our dry eye range from Espansione