Coronavirus Update 

We hope that you and your loved ones continue to keep safe and well.

 

Now we are entering Tier 3 restrictions, we remain open to see patients for routine sight tests, in addition to the essential care we have been providing throughout the pandemic.
 
As you can appreciate we now have a significant backlog of recall letters/texts/emails to be sent out, and we will process these in turn. If you are due your eye test/contact lens check, and have not yet received your reminder, but would like to come in for your eye test, please get in touch and we will try our best to fit you in.
 
Due to social distancing we are operating with longer appointment times to control the flow of patients through the practice, so it extremely important to let us know if you are unable to attend your appointment for any reason.
 
If you are attending the practice we would ask that you come alone if possible, or for those who cannot attend alone, with the minimum number of people accompanying you. If you have a facemask we would ask that you wear it, in order to protect our staff, and other patients.
 
As always, if you, or any member of your household, have or have had coronavirus symptoms in the last 14 days, or have been told to self isolate by the Test and Trace programme, we also respectfully ask you not to attend. The latest information can be found on the NHS website.
 
NHS England’s aim is to keep essential eye care operating as far as possible throughout the pandemic, to ensure essential and urgent eye health needs are met, keeping pressure off other NHS services such as GPs and A&E, whilst also protecting patients, staff and the public. A triage scheme for eye emergencies has now been set up in the Salford area, to further ease the pressure on GPs and A&E. If you are experiencing sudden changes in your vision, infection or injury involving the eye, please call Operose Health on 0161 2590595. Appointments will be at either Pendleton Gateway or Walkden Gateway.

 

We continue to be contactable over the phone (0161) 7942661, by replying to this email, or via the contact us page, Facebook page and Messenger.

 

Thank you again for your continued support

 

 

Stephen, Ellie, Alison & Jo
Maudsley Opticians