OPSM Communications

Update on Victoria and NSW

Updated on September 19, 2021

The safety and well-being of our community is always a priority. We closely follow the local government and health authorities directives across Australia.

We remain open in Victoria and New South Wales for essential clinical care only. We require customers to wear a face mask while in store (or you will be provided with one) and reserve the right to refuse entry to the store, if you are not wearing a face mask without a valid reason. Please call your store for the latest trading hours and further assistance.
We ask customers to reconsider their visit if they are experiencing any flu or cold like symptoms. We thank you in advance for your cooperation. For customers unable to visit our stores, OPSM is offering Tele-Optometry, a free remote video consultation with an OPSM optometrist from the comfort of your own home. For recent orders, we can also arrange direct to home delivery.

Contact your local practice
Please contact your local OPSM practice to see how best we can support you. Our friendly and expert team can provide you with an update on the status of an order if you purchased at their store, assist you with replacement glasses or connect you with one of our experienced optometrists for any eye-health concerns or queries on your prescription.

Customer Care Response Times

Updated on September 19, 2021

Due to the lockdowns across different parts of Australia, the response times from our Customer Care team are a little longer than usual. We ask for your kindness and understanding particularly with queries related to our online store. Please call your local store for the latest trading hours and further assistance.

Notice for Victorian Customers – We are open for essential clinical care

Updated on May 27 2021

In line with the Victorian Government 7-day lockdown starting from midnight, Thursday 27th May until Thursday 10th June, OPSM will remain open for essential clinical care. We require customers to wear a face mask while in store (or you will be provided with one) and reserve the right to refuse entry to the store, if you are not wearing a face mask without a valid reason. We ask customers to reconsider their visit if they are experiencing any flu or cold like symptoms. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Notice for Greater Brisbane Customers

Updated on April 1 2021

Our OPSM stores in the Greater Brisbane Area (Brisbane, Logan, Moreton Bay, Ipswich and Redlands) are available for routine care effective from 12pm Thursday, 1 April 2021. We have in place health and hygiene protocols to protect our team members and customers. We require our customers to wear a face mask while in store. We reserve the right to refuse entry to the store (or you will be provided with one), if you are not wearing a face mask without a valid reason. We kindly ask you to reconsider your visit if you are experiencing any flu or cold like symptoms. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Notice for Greater Brisbane Customers - We are open for urgent and critical care

Updated on 30 March 2021

Following the recent QLD Government announcement issuing a 3-day lockdown in the Greater Brisbane Area (Brisbane, Logan, Moreton Bay, Ipswich and Redlands) starting from Monday 29th at 5pm and plan to reopen on Saturday, 3rd April (after Good Friday), OPSM will remain open for urgent and critical care including replacement or repairs where you require your glasses to undertake your daily activities. We also require customers to wear a face mask while in store. We reserve the right to refuse entry to the store (or you will be provided with one), if you are not wearing a face mask without a valid reason. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Update on New Zealand

Updated on 1 March 2021

In line with the Government mandated 7-day lockdown across Auckland, our OPSM stores will be closed for the duration of the lockdown based on advice from the relevant authorities that face to face consultations are not permitted. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide support for replacement glasses or contact lenses with our stores closed. Please call our Customer Care team on 0800 444 539 for further assistance. If you require urgent attention, please visit your local GP or emergency department at your local hospital.

Our stores across the rest of the country remain open and have in place health and hygiene protocols to protect our team members and customers. We ask customers to reconsider their visit if they are experiencing any flu or cold like symptoms.

Update on New Zealand

Updated on September 1 2020

We are pleased to share that our Auckland stores have reopened effective from 31 August 2020. In line with the government’s move to Alert Level 2 in Auckland, all OPSM stores in NZ are now open for your eye care and eye wear needs.

We have in place health and hygiene protocols to ensure a safe environment for our team members and the community. Our priority has always been on implementing good personal hygiene and have hand sanitising dispensers readily available. On top of overall store cleanliness we promote physical distancing and the use of face masks where physical distancing cannot be maintained. All customers who have an eye exam will be provided with a face mask for the duration of their visit. We reserve the right to set reasonable conditions of service to protect the health and safety of our team and customers. This is in line with the Government’s recommendation to wear face masks where physical distancing is difficult to be maintained. As leaders in our industry we feel it is important to take proactive and precautionary measures to help reduce community transmission of COVID-19. We ask for your cooperation.

Update on New Zealand

Updated on August 12 2020

In line with the government’s move to Alert Level 3 in Auckland, OPSM stores in the impacted area will be closed until the level is moved back down to Alert Level 2. There are 18 stores impacted in the Auckland area (Albany; Papakura; 280 Queen St; Botany Downs; West City; Newmarket; Remuera; St Heliers; Shore City Takapuna; Lynnmall; St Lukes; Royal Oak; Manukau; Browns Bay; Silverdale; Mt Eden; Lincoln North; Hurstmere Takapuna Beach).

For a customer who had an eye exam appointment booked over the coming days or has a current order pending collection, our team member will ring you on Monday to reschedule or arrange direct to home delivery. We thank you for your understanding while we work through this as a community.

The rest of our stores in New Zealand remain open and have in place health and hygiene protocols to ensure a safe environment. We encourage the use of face masks where physical distancing is difficult to be maintained by both our team members and customers. All customers who have an eye exam will be required to wear a face mask for the duration of their visit.

Latest COVID-19 Update

Updated on August 6 2020

Our thoughts are with the people of Victoria.
Our stores in Metro Melbourne in Victoria are available for urgent and critical care for our customers that need it during this difficult time and order collection. Please call your store for the latest trading hours and further assistance. In accordance with the Government Public Health direction, OPSM stores in Victoria require all customers to wear a face mask while in store. We reserve the right to refuse entry to the store if you are not wearing a face mask without a valid reason (we will provide you with a face mask if you do not already have one). For customers unable to visit our stores, OPSM is offering Tele-Optometry, a free remote video consultation with an OPSM optometrist from the comfort of your own home. For recent orders, we can also arrange direct to home delivery.

Use of Face Masks.
As we have seen in Victoria, the COVID-19 situation can change rapidly. All of our team members and customers across OPSM stores in Australia are strongly encouraged to wear face masks when physical distancing is difficult to be maintained in store. All customers who have an eye exam will be required to wear a face mask for the duration of their visit (unless there are valid medical grounds for not wearing one). We reserve the right to set reasonable conditions of service to protect the health and safety of our team and customers. While it is not mandated in other parts of Australia, as leaders in our industry we feel it is important to take proactive measures to help reduce community transmission of COVID-19. We ask for your cooperation.

Safety and Hygiene Protocols.
For the safety and protection of you and our community, we have put in place additional hygiene and social distancing practices. Our priority has always been on implementing good personal hygiene and have hand sanitising dispensers readily available. On top of overall store cleanliness we promote physical distancing and the use of face masks where physical distancing cannot be maintained. OPSM will provide both team members and customers with disposal face masks where required. Prior to an appointment, our team will also ask health screening questions to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission to other customers or team members.

Delay your visit.
In accordance with Australian government recommendations we ask that customers who have had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case or returned from interstate/overseas travel in the past 2 weeks, are personally experiencing any flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough or breathing difficulty, or are waiting for a COVID-19 test result, to delay booking an appointment for at least 14 days.



Latest COVID-19 Update

Updated on July 10 2020

As the COVID-19 situation is evolving quickly, OPSM are constantly monitoring both the safety updates and the government response to ensure we are compliant to state regulations. OPSM remains committed to providing Eyecare to communities, where it is safe to do so for our team and customers. Our stores in the affected suburbs in Victoria remain open for care for our customers that need it during this difficult time. For customers unable to visit our stores, OPSM is offering Tele-Optometry, a free remote video consultation with an OPSM optometrist from the comfort of your own home.

For the safety and protection of you and our community, we have put in place additional hygiene and social distancing practices. Prior to an appointment, our team will ask health screening questions to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission to other customers or team members.

In accordance with Australian government recommendations we ask that customers who have had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the past 2 weeks, are personally experiencing any flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough or breathing difficulty, or have recently returned from interstate travel, to delay booking an appointment for at least 14 days.



IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM OPSM

Updated on March 18 2020

Our hearts and thoughts go out to all those impacted by these unprecedented circumstances. We really appreciate the healthcare workers, scientists and leaders who are working hard to contain this coronavirus.

WE’RE HERE FOR YOU.
Community is at the heart of everything we do. We’ve been the trusted experts in eye care for the last 80 years and we will continue to deliver high quality eye care and eye wear during this challenging time.

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

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

SAFETY FIRST.
Your safety is our number one priority, so we’ve 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 interests of the community, when you’re 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 OPSM, you can have peace of mind knowing that significant health precautions are being taken to ensure your safety. Book online for an appointment or if you feel more comfortable shopping online, you can also access a range of our services at www.opsm.com.au & www.opsm.co.nz.

We are always here to help and are happy to answer all of your questions. Please visit our FAQ page for more information or contact our Customer Care team or find your closest store online to speak to one of our associates.