Covid19 safety measures in practice


As we prepare to reopen on the 1st of June 2020, we wanted to reassure patients that although everyone is following a new ‘normal’, a few things remain the same. The team at Unia remain committed as always, to providing our patients with the best customer care possible. Of course, our world is becoming accustomed to being a very different place now and as we navigate through this period, we too have had to implement a few changes within the store in order to keep everyone safe at all times.

We have been following the government guidelines closely and those of our regulatory bodies. These are likely to be updated so we will continue to monitor them in detail.
The store will look a little different. We have had to implement some changes to the shop floor and the consulting room to allow adequate social distancing and safe examination of patients.

Hand sanitisers will be readily available for use as you enter the practice and throughout.

All surfaces and equipment will be thoroughly sanitised after each patient and at regular intervals through the day.
All staff will be wearing the necessary PPE and are fully trained in its use.

Currently as the guidelines stand, routine eye examinations are still suspended. All patients must call or email in advance for a consultation before attending the practice, thereby allowing us to manage the number of people within the store at any given time.

Patients who require urgent, emergency and essential eye care, including patients who feel their eyesight has changed or their prescription needs updating, will be asked to attend the practice or where necessary be advised to attend an alternative medical facility.

We can help with any repairs to spectacles/lenses, replacement of broken glasses or issues with contact lenses/contact lens orders. However, please contact the practice first so that we can arrange how best to do this.

Anyone wishing to purchase new spectacles will be able to do so by appointment only.
Where a prescription is out of date, in the absence of any problems, a telephone consultation/video call can be arranged to verify that all is well before the glasses are dispensed. Patients will be asked to then return for an examination once the guidelines change/as necessary.

Although the frames may not be directly accessible to touch on the shelves, they can be viewed and tried on, as many as desired. All frames that have been handled will be thoroughly sanitised to ensure safety for successive patients. Wherever possible, when ready, spectacles will be posted to patient’s homes to avoid unnecessary risk.

Contact lens patients will be able to reorder a routine supply of contact lenses and in most cases, these can be delivered directly to homes. Where a contact lens after care is due, in the absence of any problems, a telephone/video call can be arranged to verify that all is well before the lenses are ordered. Patients will then be asked to return for a full after care appointment once guidelines change/as necessary.

Contact lens solutions, eye drops, supplements and other accessories will still be available. Again, these can be posted out to patient homes to prevent unnecessary travel to the practice.

If you are feeling unwell or have been in contact with someone with Covid 19 we advise you not to attend the practice until it is safe to do so. If any patient is unsure of their symptoms, they are advised to call NHS 111 for advice.

We wish you all well and look forward to welcoming you back to the practice.

Best wishes

The Unia Team

Practice reopening 1st of June

We are pleased to inform you that we will be reopening the practice on the 1st of June 2020, by appointment only. For the foreseeable future, we will be operating a closed door policy to maintain social distancing. This is in line with current government and regulatory guidelines which we continue to monitor closely.

Our temporary opening hours will be Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am to 3.30pm. Please call or email in advance before attending.

As we prepare to reopen, the health and well-being of our patients and staff remains our priority. Strict hygiene measures, social distancing and use of appropriate PPE will continue to be in place to ensure everyone’s safety.

If you have any queries, please email us at Please check our ‘News’ page for full details and further updates.

As always, we remain committed to providing our patients with excellent customer care and service and look forward to welcoming you back very soon.



Half price Summer frame sale now on.

Selected frames at half price when purchased with lenses.

Selected sunglasses half price.

Maui Jim Sunglasses

Not only do Maui have an extensive range of new styles available ready-to-wear and as prescription, they also offer the Maui Reader which gives all the benefits of the ready-to-wear sunspec lens with an added reading segment.

Moscot Open Day

We are really pleased to have the Moscot sun collection in store on Thursday 13th June.

Join us for tea and cake, or perhaps a glass of something sparkling, and see the full collection of classic styles.

We will be open until 6.00pm.

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) capability now available at Unia Opticians.

OCT is an imaging method which is similar to ultrasound but works with light waves rather than sound. It can aid the early detection of diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration.

This straightforward and non invasive way of assessing detail of the retina can be used to evaluate the ocular health of both adults and children.

We are now pleased to offer an OCT scan as an extra service alongside the existing thorough eye examination.

Please visit or call the store for further details.

Lindberg buffalo horn frames now in stock.

We are excited to announce we are now stockists of Lindberg buffalo horn and wood+ horn frames.

The materials are ethically sourced, and each frame is unique.

The front of a horn frame is made of layers of laminated buffalo horn, a natural and porous material. It is impossible to produce two identical fronts. The colour choices are  light brown, medium brown, dark brown and deep black, depending on which part of horn they are taken from. Each frame will vary in texture.

Wood + horn (TRÆ + BUFFALO) fronts are made of one layer of timber (Olive, Padauk, Ebony or Smoked Oak) and a multilayer of buffalo horn-backing.

Because they are natural materials, both horn and wood+horn fronts need to be kept hydrated, as they tend to dehydrate with time. Each frame is supplied with a care kit, and we offer an annual service to ensure the quality is maintained.

MOSCOT now in store




We now have the iconic Moscot frames in stock, including the Johnny Depp made famous Lemtosh.

Come and view the lookbooks in store, to see the entire collection of Original and Spirit frames.



Orgreen Titanium frames now in stock

Orgreen is a premium designer eyewear brand using high-end materials, known for its signature style and innovative colour combinations. Founded in Copenhagen in 1997, their aim is to design strong and timeless frames for quality-conscious individuals all over the world. Made by hand in Japan, the frames are classic shapes in beautiful colours.




Call in to see the Titanium collection in store now.



Moleskine frames now in



An exciting new range of understated frames with ultra flat temples to fold in to an ultra flat magnetic case.

Available in both acetate and metal.