The Scottish Government has stated that attending a community optician for routine, essential or emergency eyecare is classed as essential travel.
Routine eye tests are very important, even if your vision seems fine, as this allows for screening for many eye and health related conditions in addition to assessing the need for spectacles. For this reason, NHS Scotland has directed community opticians to stay open to provide routine and emergency services.
Please be assured that it is safe to visit our practice. We have introduced new measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus and help protect our patients including installation of screens, wearing of PPE, restrictions of numbers in practice and a thorough cleaning regime between patients. Furthermore, all staff have now had the COVID vaccine.
However, if you do not wish to attend at present or are isolating, please contact the practice and we can rearrange your reminder date. We can also provide a virtual consultation using your phone, tablet or computer if you have any immediate concerns about your eyes.
Please do not attend if you have a high temperature or fever, are suffering from a persistent cough or shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell.
To arrange an appointment please call the practice on the number at the bottom of this email or book online. Your appointment will then be triaged and you will receive a call back to confirm your appointment. Please attend wearing a mask (unless exempt).
Best wishes for a COVID-free 2021. We are assisting in COVID vaccinations and look forward to fewer restrictions throughout the year.