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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.

OCT 3D eye scanning

The most important procedure that has ever been included in Primary Care is that of deep eye scanning.

Ever looking to innovate, Ashleigh Sight Care was the first opticians practice in the UK to invest in an Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) scanner in 2008, making us one of the best-equipped and experienced opticians practices in Hampshire. Our clinicians are experts in the examination of eyes.

Of all of the tests available and all of the equipment used by advanced optometrists, the OCT eye scanner is by far the most important piece of equipment that we have ever used. It is a revolutionary piece of technology that uses light waves to unprecedentedly capture detailed 4D images of the normally-hidden layers beneath the retina. No X-rays or other potentially damaging procedures are involved. The process is painless and non-invasive and the images enable our optometrists to identify the slightest abnormalities in your eyes and monitor changes over time. We recommend an eye scan as a part of every sight test and will be happy to show you the images and talk you through the findings so that you can see what is happening in your eyes and know about your eye health.

Many serious eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and early diabetic retinopathy are ‘silent’ and don’t display visible symptoms until they’ve already damaged your eyesight. However, our OCT scanner allows us to pinpoint the very first signs of these vision-threatening conditions and advise treatment before its too late. So – importantly – if you are over 40 or have a family history of macular degeneration or glaucoma, we would certainly encourage you to have regular OCT eye scans, since the sooner early signs of change are spotted the more vision can be preserved .

Our local eye consultant says that no eye examination can be considered complete until an OCT eye examination is performed on both eyes at every eye examination, since much of the eye is hidden from standard examination and surface viewing.

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