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Coronavirus: Eye Care Service Update (25 March 2020)

Whilst routine eye tests have been suspended across the UK high-street optical practices are still providing essential eye care services.


Essential eye care services include:

-  Providing replacement eyewear for key workers, vulnerable and elderly patients.

- Telephone or video consultations for patients with acute symptoms* or those requiring post-operative care.


Visit your local optical practice website or call them for more information about how to access these services if you are in need.


If your own practice is unable to help, they may be able to inform you of a local alternative.


The Macular Society website has the latest guidance on visiting your local eye clinic for macular degeneration (AMD) appointments. Click here for more information


*eg; painful / red eye, contact lens discomfort, foreign object in eye or a sudden change in vision.



Published: 25 March 2020