We are tracking the measures UK laser eye surgery clinics are putting in place to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.
24th March Update:
Center For Sight, Optical Express and Optegra have confirmed they are not booking in new consultations. We’re expecting similar announcements from other clinics shortly.
If you have any updates please email email@example.com
You can jump to the the coronavirus statements from the clinics below by clicking their name.
We are awaiting statements from the following clinics about whether they are still open. As of 1.30pm on 24th March they still have not published anything on their website or social media accounts.
March 24th Statement:
Hospitals Are Temporarily Closed Except For Emergency Cases
The statement below comes from Optegra (see the original statement here):
Considering the recent outbreak of Coronavirus we want to assure our patients that we have implemented robust processes to detect, identify and respond appropriately to any suspected or confirmed cases, and we are closely following guidance published by NHS England.
To date, there has been no confirmed contacts with coronavirus sufferers by our staff, consultants or patients alike.
Here’s what we are doing:
If you have an upcoming appointment at one of our hospitals we want to reassure you that we are taking all the necessary steps to ensure a safe environment for our patients.
As the UK’s Top Rated dedicated Eye Hospital we have high clinical standards focused on the delivery of excellent Eye Healthcare. Your safety is our highest priority and we are grateful for the trust you place in our clinical team and company.
Updated March 18th.
21st March Update
In response relating to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are taking the move to cease all elective operations & clinics from 25th March until 4th May.
We shall however be available for emergencies. Our admin offices will continue to take calls & emails through our portal “CFS Club”
The statement below comes from Center For Sight’s website (you can see the orginal statement here).
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance for Patients and Visitors
Centre for Sight’s mission is to provide exemplary eye care surpassing patients’ expectations at all levels. Safety of patients and staff is paramount and very appropriate at this time with the evolving situation around the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
We want to reassure our current and potential patients that we are taking the developing situation very seriously and following the guidance from the Department of Health, Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. We have implemented specific measures to help protect our patients, clinicians and staff as follows.
All of our sites are operating as normal, welcoming patients and ensuring they receive the same standard of care.
The NHS is the best place to seek the latest medical advice. NHS 111 online can be used to check your symptoms, or if your symptoms become severe, you can ring NHS 111.The UK Government has published Stay at Home Guidance with advice and information on self-isolation.
Prior to your appointment:
Our Patient Co-ordinators are calling patients the day prior to their appointment to check if they are symptomatic or live with anyone who is, and if so, will help them re-arrange their appointment.
To support the latest social distancing recommendations, you will be advised not to bring more than one relative with you to attend your appointment. Where possible, your visitor will be advised stay in their car, or leave and then return when you are ready to be collected.
If you are in self-isolation and need to reschedule your appointment, please contact us by phone on 01342 306020.
Upon attending your appointment:
We will risk assess patients and visitors upon arrival.
You will also be asked you to use hand gel and/or wash your hands upon entering any of our sites.
23rd March Update:
At Optical Express our first priority is the safety of our patients and employees.
We are following Government / Public Health and Regulatory / Professional Body advice and at this time we are not currently scheduling consultations or routine sight tests. A small number of clinics remain open to provide essential or emergency clinical care. We will update you as the situation changes.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your eye care, our teams are available to help.
18th March Update
The statement below comes from Optical Express live chat from noon on 19th March. At present they have no statements published on their website or social media profiles.
At present, we are running business as usually as we are currently unaffected. We are closely monitoring the information from the government, NHS, Public Health and our professional bodies to ensure our patients and staff are safe. We are still carrying out appointments on a daily basis.
Awaiting new update.
We are open for business as usual and are still carrying out treatments and appointments in our clinics.
Please don’t hesitate to contact our customer service team on 0800 093 1110 if you have any concerns.
As always, we are taking every step to ensure that our clinics remain clean, healthy environments for for patients and staff.
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