Covid19 safety measures in practice update

As the COVID 19 regulations have now eased, we are able to offer routine examinations in addition to examinations for those who may have specific concerns about their vision.

Please contact the practice on 020 72220066 or email info@uniaopticians.co.uk to book an appointment.

We are currently available on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 10.00am to 3.30pm, but please check our website & contact us as these are due to change to allow for more appointments.

We are operating a closed door system, so we can control the number of customers in the practice at any time. All staff are wearing full PPE, and we would request all customers entering the practice to wear a face covering. (This can be provided if patients do not already have one) There are hand sanitiser stations both at the door and throughout the store.

We are able to dispense spectacle frames from our complete range, for prescriptions to be made up, and are sanitising any frames that are tried on after each customer. All equipment & surfaces are also sanitised after each customer visit.

In order to limit face to face contact we are able to carry out OCT scanning & retinal imaging. This enables us to have a fully detailed view of the retina and to detect the potential for many ocular diseases.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

The Unia Team.

 


Covid19 safety measures in practice

As guidelines continually change, we are now open for emergency and essential eyecare.
This means that if you have any concerns about your vision or you are feeling anxious about your
eyes, we are now able to see you, on an appointment only basis.

This also includes circumstances where you would like to update your prescription where a change
has occurred, if you require a spare pair of glasses, repairs, wish to purchase sunglasses or where
your contact lens supply is due.

However, it is still necessary for you to call or email the practice first so that we can best manage
appointments to minimize face to face contact.

Where a prescription is out of date, in the absence of any problems, a telephone consultation/video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.
All routine eye examinations remain suspended in the UK.

In order to maintain social distancing within the practice, we are operating a closed-door policy.
We would like to reassure you that we are following strict hygiene and sanitizing practices within the
consulting room and throughout the store so that everyone remains safe and all staff will be wearing
the necessary PPE.

Currently, the frames may not be directly accessible to touch on the shelves, however they can still
be viewed and tried on, as many as desired. All frames that have been handled, will be thoroughly
sanitized to ensure safety for successive patients. Wherever possible, when ready, spectacles will be
posted to patent’s homes to avoid unnecessary travel/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 look forward to welcoming you back soon, albeit to a new ‘normal’

Best wishes

The Unia Team

 


Sara Cox talks about the lenses that change everthing

sara-new

Sara Cox, radio and TV presenter and busy mum to three children, is the new ACUVUE® Brand Ambassador. She recently mentioned on her radio show that she thought her eyesight had changed. ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses interviewed her to find out more. She said she was having difficulties “reading the very small print up close”. She was concerned that contact lenses might no longer work for her and she might have to get some reading glasses. When we asked her about it, Sara said: “I thought I might have to get a small pair of spectacles, perhaps on a pearl chain around my neck – that wasn’t necessarily the look I was going for!” Sara has developed presbyopia. If you have started struggling to read the small print or find the text on your phone doesn’t seem big enough anymore, you might have presbyopia too. But don’t worry, it’s normal.

 

What is presbyopia?

Put simply, presbyopia is when the lens in the eye stiffens and thickens with age. This makes it harder to see things at close range. As we get older, our eye’s lens becomes stiffer and less able to change shape making focusing more challenging. Presbyopia is particularly common in people over the age of 40 and eventually happens to almost everyone.

What can I do about presbyopia?

The good news is there are many solutions for people with presbyopia. They can wear varifocal glasses, wear both contact lenses and reading glasses, or even have surgery. But even better news: now innovative technology brings you 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST Brand MULTIFOCAL Contact Lenses.

Why contact lenses?

Contact lenses don’t get in the way, or obscure your face, like glasses. Thanks to ACUVUE® , you can have a contact lens that gives you clear vision – near, far and in between – so you can maintain the active lifestyle you’ve always had. You don’t have to stop living your life the way you want to. As Sara Cox says: “I don’t wear glasses to the gym…EVER”. Unlike varifocal glasses, multifocal contact lenses fit seamlessly into your busy life whether for work or play, going to the gym or out with friends. If, like Sara, you have recently developed presbyopia, 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST MULTIFOCAL Contact Lenses may be the perfect solution! Forget reading glasses! See clearly without glasses getting in the way or steaming up. You won’t have to fiddle around with reading glasses to view the menu or get a message on your phone!

For Comfort

As with all 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST Contact Lenses, 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST MULTIFOCAL Contact Lenses have exclusive LACREON® technology, that embeds a moisturerich wetting agent in the lens for extremely comfortable wear and a fresh feeling all day and all night long. As Sara says, she doesn’t “really know that they’re in, you just feel like you’ve got your old eye sight back”.

For Convenience

Whether you wear contact lenses every day or just occasionally, 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST MULTIFOCAL Contact Lenses make it easy. No need to clean and store contact lenses every day – just take a new pair for all day freshness. Contact lenses are easy to handle, convenient and comfortable and give you clear vision, near, far and in between.

Get Protection!

All ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses have UV blocking for protection from the transmission of UV radiation*.

Ask us for a free trial† today!

acuvue-box

†terms and conditions apply contact us for more information.