Tuesday 5th January 2021
LOCKDOWN NUMBER 3 ANNOUNCEMENT
WE ARE STILL OPEN
After the announcement from the government on 4th January 2021, we know that many of you will be wondering whether you will be able to come in to see us for eye examinations or any other service that you may require. We can reassure you that optometry practices are counted as essential, and that we will be open to assist you in any way that we can in these difficult times. We would ask that anyone that has a need to come to the practice makes an appointment in order to ensure that we limit the number of people in the building to safe levels.
We can also reassure you that we have taken every step possible to ensure your safety in the present situation. We continue to follow public health guidance with regard to social distancing, PPE, and infection control procedures.
It is very important that people look after their eyes to avoid unnecessary sight loss. Optometrists are playing a vital role at a time when hospitals are facing backlogs. The most common eye conditions including cataracts, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration can be detected during a routine sight test. With optometrists remaining open for routine appointments during this second lockdown, we are urging anyone who needs a sight test to contact their local practice to book an appointment.
Some of the measures we have taken to ensure everybody’s safety include;
- Entry by appointment only, to help control the number of people in the practice at any one time.
- PPE; Our staff will be wearing the relevant personal protective equipment. Screens have also been fitted at the reception desks. This is for the safety of staff and patients.
- Hand washing; On entry to the practice, you will be asked to wash your hands using hand sanitiser provided.
- Social distancing; We are limiting the numbers of people in the practice to maintain social distancing. There are also fewer chairs in the waiting areas, and they have been spaced further apart.
- Cleaning; Equipment is cleaned before and after every patient, using an approved sanitising wipe or spray. Any spectacle frames handled are also sanitised before being returned to the displays.
Please contact us to book an appointment.
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