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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.

Dry Eye and Red Eye assessments

Dry eye syndrome is a common condition in which your eyes fail to produce enough high quality tears to keep themselves adequately lubricated. Recent research suggests that up to two thirds of British people will suffer from the syndrome at some point in their lives.

Symptoms vary from person to person, but typically your eyes might feel gritty, irritated, red and/or dry and your vision may become blurred. These discomforts can be exacerbated if you regularly wear contact lenses, if you live in a dry climate or if you work long hours in front of a computer screen which reduces your blink rate. Some medications also increase your risk of contracting dry eye syndrome.

Ashleigh Sight Care offers specialist dry eye consultations to assess the extent of your condition and recommend lifestyle changes and/or treatments to ease your symptoms. Environmental factors can often be mitigated, for example, by avoiding air-conditioned rooms, wearing glasses in windy conditions and taking regular breaks from your computer screen, whilst eye drops and warm compresses can also help alleviate irritation.

If you have any concerns and we can book you in for an assessment.

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