UPDATE - As of Saturday 2nd January 2021
We're in tier 4 😢 but we will still be open for all your eyecare needs! 😷🤓😎👀👓🕶🚨🚨🚨
If you currently have an appointment booked we will be in the practice to see you. If you need an appointment please get in touch from Saturday 2nd January.
Following the latest NHS England guidance we will remain open following the strictest protocols. We will obviously prioritise those in most need but we will have capacity to see anybody who is in need of eyecare. We currently run an NHS emergency eyecare scheme in the practice and we can even prescribe medications for eye related conditions keeping you away from the hospital and your GP. Please get in touch from Saturday 2nd January if you have any concerns about your eyes.
We are glad to say that we are now open and have been accepting appointments for some time now. We have all the PPE necessary and are following strict hygiene regimens to keep everybody safe.
Things are slightly different...
We are open for both routine eye examinations as well emergency eye care.
We're having to take extra time both for each eye examination and in-between, this is to ensure that we can offer you the best examination possible, at a distance, and to enable us to thoroughly clean between appointments.
We would appreciate that if you would like to attend to view glasses, collect glasses or come for an adjustment, that you contact us before you arrive so that we can manage the crowds.
Prepairing to open Vid: June 2020
Since our establishment in Lytham more than 20 years ago, we have strived to foster a reputation of exceptional professional care. We invest in the very best of diagnostic equipment and make sure that all our staff are trained to the very best of standards.
During this time with the need for longer appointments and with extra costs incurred PPE we are having to limit the amount of time available for basic eye examinations both through the NHS and privately. NHS examinations are important and we will continue to provide them, however, chronic underfunding of the system has become an issue over recent years and never so much as recently. In view of this, there may be longer waiting times for such appointments. This has not been an easy decision to make, however, we find that the NHS fee provided is not representative of the quality of eye examination that we can and should provide.
*We will NOT restrict the times and availability of children's and under 19's eye examinations.
We hope that you understand our positions and realise that we care deeply about all our patients and wish you all a safe near future, please stay at home and avoid congregations. We all can save lives by doing this simple task.
Hope to see you all in the very near future, in person!