What we’ve been up to.
The past 10 weeks of lockdown have been busy for Tim and Polly at Aves. As part of a team providing emergency eye care for local GP practices, 111 and the local hospitals – both A&E and the eye unit – life has been very hectic. We continue to provide this service, so if you have an urgent concern about your eyes and/or your vision, please call us on 01992 572302.
What we are doing now.
As part of the phased re-introduction of services, we are now also able to offer “essential eye care” to all patients. This means that if you have any concern about your eyes or your vision, even if it isn’t an emergency, we are able to help. If you’ve broken your glasses and don’t have a spare pair, give us a call and we can help.
Please telephone 01992 572302 so that we can discuss your concern – we may be able to help you by carrying out a telephone or video consultation. For anyone requiring a face to face consultation, this will be arranged by appointment only.
How we’re making your visit safe.
We are following advice from NHS England on how to make your visit to the practice as safe as possible for all of us. We will wear PPE in the consulting room and we are limiting the number of patients who can visit us at any given time. Your examination may vary a little from usual – we are speaking to our patients on the telephone before every appointment, so that we know as much about the reason for your visit as possible – before you arrive. This means our contact time will be reduced, making it safer for you. If you have your own face mask, you are invited to wear it when you come into see us and we’ll also ask you to use hand sanitizer or to wash your hands when you arrive. These are just some of the ways we’re making your visit to Aves as safe as possible.
Our door still has to remain locked, but we are open! If you need us for any eye related concern, simply call us on 01992 572302 and we will be happy to look after you.