Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

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COVID – 19 Update

In line with the most recent public health control measures regarding Coronavirus Covid-19.  We have made a number of immediate changes to the delivery and operation of our optometry services.  In line with NHS guidelines we have suspended all routine optical services until advised otherwise. The definition of a routine service is when the client is not complaining of any new symptoms or loss of sight.  We will be providing urgent and essential services by telephone only. This includes:
  • Essential eye care

    Routine eyecare will no longer be delivered under General Ophthalmic Services (GOS). This includes but is not limited to appointments for patients who would not normally be considered to be emergencies. But where, in the practitioner’s professional judgement, a delay in an examination may be detrimental to a patient’s sight or wellbeing. This may include where clients have broken or lost their glasses or contact lenses and need a replacement pair to function. If you have broken your glasses or need an urgent supply of contact lenses please call Saddleworth on Greenfield 01457 353100 or Holmfirth on Meltham 01484 907090
  • Urgent or emergency eye care

    Urgent or emergency eye care will be provided via the NHS or privately and is will be available for our Oldham and Saddleworth clients by calling 0161 678 7312 and for our  Meltham, Huddersfield and Holmfirth clients  by calling 01484 659119

What to expect

On calling these two numbers you can receive clinical advice or intervention e.g. for sudden changes in vision, flashes and floaters, red sore eye, contact lens discomfort, foreign object, eye pain or discharge. Both Essential eye care and Urgent or Emergency eye care is provided via a telephone triage system. When we are busy we ask that you leave a message with your contact details. One of our team will get back to you as soon as possible. If you require access to emergency eye care outside office hours, please call NHS Direct on 111 

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