Conlons of Barrow Opticians and Hearing Care has received a public voted award for its dedication to the community during the pandemic.

The practice, which was part of the Hakim Group, received the Cumbria Business Innovation Special Performance Certificate by High Sheriff Julie Barton.

During Covid-19, Conlons delivered spectacles and contact lenses to vulnerable member of the community, as well as an online service for purchasing frames.

Lisa Kassell, practice manager, said: ‘Opticians have really shown how important we are to the general health system. I think we’ve really proved our worth this year and that’s down to the dedication of everyone in the industry.’