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An important update on Covid-19 and our stores

An update on the Covid-19 virus and our stores

Given the unprecedented situation in the UK regarding the COVID-19 virus we feel that it is important to reassure you that we are continuing to keep our practice clean and safe for both you and our team. We intend to keep the practices open for as long as possible to provide the service that is needed for our patients.

You will appreciate that as an optical practice we work in an environment where the prevention of the spread of a whole range of infections is woven into everything that we do. Nevertheless, we are paying particular attention the latest government guidance on the transmission of coronavirus.

All of the frames on display, the equipment we use and all surfaces are cleaned and disinfected regularly to keep the practice as sterile as needed and as often as needed.

Know the guidance

Before attending the practice for your next appointment, we would be grateful if you would review the most up to date government guidance – just click this link https://www/nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covd19/

Keep us in the loop

Please remember that we are open, as normal, and to call us on the practice telephone number or email us to let us know if you wish to reschedule any of your booked appointments. We would be happy to schedule an alternative date for you. 

At your next appointment

Please forgive us if we don’t shake hands – but we are however happy to do the elbow bump – just ask! 

You’ll notice that we’ve removed some non-essential items in the reception area including the magazines. They will return once this is all over!

As a team, we are doing everything we possibly can to remain fit, well and able to work so that we can continue to provide our usual high standard of dental care for you.

Thank you for your support in keeping everyone safe.

Children’s eyecare

Did you know that your child absorbs up to 80% of their learning through their eyes? Yet shockingly up to a million British children head into the classroom with an undiagnosed vision problem that could negatively impact their educational and social potential.

As your child grows their eyes go through a period of rapid development, making them particularly susceptible to contracting eye conditions such as squints, lazy eye or refractive errors. Often your child will be unaware that an issue with their vision is impacting their performance, yet these common issues could affect their reading attainment, coordination and social confidence in the classroom and beyond. Which is why it is vitally important to book them in for free NHS-funded eye examinations every year.

Our comprehensive children’s eye test assesses your child’s eyesight prescription, whilst also checking for tracking, focusing and binocular vision. We are also able to carry out an additional Dyslexia Rate of Reading evaluation to help your child boost their reading speed.

If we find your child does need vision correction, our dispensing team will help them pick out a pair of glasses to suit their tastes. Or if glasses prove a hindrance to a young wearer’s active lifestyle, we can fit contact lenses.

Is your child due their annual eye examination? Book them in with one of our expert optometrists to help them meet their potential.

We also have experts that can test your child for dyslexia-associated reading difficulties who are often helped with correctly evaluated overlays or coloured spectacles. Teacher-supplied trial-and-error coloured filters are usually of a random nature, whereas our expert scientific evaluation process is more accurate and produces anecdotally good results. There is no NHS funding for these set of tests in the UK.

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