We are now open to see all routine eye examinations and eyecare appointments. In order to maintain social distancing during this global pandemic, all appointments, spectacle repairs and purchases will be by appointment only.
Continuing to maintain the highest levels of hygiene in our practice, we will be asking all those who enter to wear a mask. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you. Staff may look a bit different, but rest assured, there are smiles under our masks.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to ask.
To book an appointment to speak to the optometrist or member of staff, please phone 01635 528844.
As I have a lot of my previous patients, family and friends living in the USA, I wanted to say that I am heartbroken over the current state of affairs in America. I know there are many of you who will peacefully protest and march over the following days. You all may become exposed to gases and chemicals that can possibly injure your eyes.
Just a note to say that if you get any chemical in your eyes - pepper spray, tear gas, repellents, or anything else, remember in addition to wearing your mask...
· DO NOT RUB YOUR EYES - as hard as it it, try not to as rubbing can result in more damage to the surface of the eye.
· RINSE EYES WITH SALINE OR WATER - milk has not been shown to be any more effective. I have always told patients when they get a foreign body or chemical in the eyes....Rinse, Rinse and Rinse some more. If you have any re-wetting or lubricant eye drops, use those as much as possible
· If you are going to be near any danger to your eyes (chemicals or objects such as paintball, squash, racquetball), please WEAR SAFETY SPECTACLES. The chemicals won't melt the contacts but safety spectacles are more ideal.
· Consider visiting your optometrist as soon as you can to have your eyes checked as sometimes injuries to it may need an antibiotic eye drop.
Photo credit: Dr Lori Vollmer. Review of Optometry, 24 May 2006,
Dr Valarie Jerome
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