In the interest of patient and staff safety, please read the following information.

Appointments

Appointments will be spaced out to ensure that there is only one patient in the practice at any one time. Where the patient is a child, please only have one parent in attendance and refrain from bringing siblings.

Patient screening:

  • Patients will be screened prior to their appointment with regards: –
    • contact with an infected person,
    • recent overseas travel,
    • symptoms related to possible COVID infection, particularly with fever, sore throat, or respiratory issues

Attending the appointment:

  • I encourage you to wear a mask particularly if you are elderly,
  • I will check everyone’s temperature when you arrive
  • I will ask you to wash your hands with soap and water or to sanitise your hands.
  • You will be taken straight into the consulting room
  • If you are trying on frames, please do not replace frames on the shelves as they need to be sanitised first. Leave them on the bench to ensure they are suitable cleaned.

Stringent hygiene:

  • The practice is professionally cleaned with hospital grade disinfectants.
  • Between all patients, all surfaces and equipment in the consulting rooms are cleaned.
  • Strict hand washing protocols are in place.
  • I will be wearing protective equipment during the examination when the test requires me to be close to you.
  • I have a Perspex screen attached to my slit lamps, to reduce the risk of droplet spread.

Vision therapy

  • If you are attending the practice please remind your child to refrain from touching surfaces as much as possible, in order to minimise the need for cleaning afterwards.

I have access to laboratory services for lenses, have an extensive selection of frames, can order contact lenses and provide any optometric service necessary.

Thank you for your patience, consideration and observance of the aforementioned.

These are difficult and challenging times for all families and businesses alike.

I hope that you and your family stay safe and well.