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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.

Eye examination

At Ashleigh Sight Care, your comprehensive eye examination is completely tailored around your personal needs and concerns. Typically your examination will last up to 40 minutes, giving us the time to get to know you and your unique visual requirements, and to carry out a thorough assessment of your eye health. We will take as long as is needed to ensure that we obtain as complete a picture of your eye health as possible, so allow plenty of time for this when you make your appointment.

All our practices use up to date technology to check your eyesight, eye health, testing for changes to your prescription, your eye coordination and (when needed) your peripheral vision. During your examination, your optometrist will also actively search for early signs of both common and rarer eye conditions. It is known that the earlier any problems are identified, the better the chances of successful treatment in the event of any hidden disease process being discovered.

We actively encourage everyone to upgrade their eye examination to include an 4D OCT eye scan that sees below the retina. This captures detailed 4D images of the insides of your eyes, allowing our optometrists to identify the slightest hidden abnormalities and the first signs of conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. OCT eye scans are recommended for the over-4o’s since the relative risks of eye problems increase as we become more mature – and scanning is the only way of us seeing or finding any hidden problems under the retina at the back of the eye.

National guidelines suggest that adults should have their eyes tested every two years, whilst children under 16 and adults over 70 should book annual examinations according to optometrist advice. When was the last time you had your eyes tested? If you’re due your examination, request an appointment online

NHS-funded eye examinations

Our optometrists are passionate about offering everyone access to high quality eye care, so we also carry out NHS eye examinations for eligible adults. Children are always eligible for NHS-funded eye tests, allowing us to issue vouchers that may cover all, or part, of the cost of their glasses.

If you want to find out if you’re eligible for a free NHS eye examination? Check this link https://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcosts/Pages/Eyecarecosts.aspx

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