Services and Opening Times during ‘Lockdown 3’ restrictions Following the latest Government ‘Lockdown 3’ announcement on 4th January 2021 we will be open for business providing urgent, essential or emergency eye care services during the restrictions. This means we will be able to provide urgent or essential eye examinations, contact lens examinations, spectacle dispensing, repairs and collection of glasses appointments. An appointment system will operate and we would ask patients to contact us on 01737 223202 to arrange a time prior to visiting. During ‘Lockdown 3’ we will be changing our opening days. We plan to be open 5 days per week, Monday through to Friday 9.00am – 5.30pm and will be closed on Saturdays. We will return to Saturday opening once the current ‘Lockdown 3’ period comes to an end.
OUR SERVICES DURING THE THIRD CORONA VIRUS (COVID 19) CONFINEMENT PERIOD I wish to summarise Paul Whiteman Optometrists position on supporting our patients and the wider community who may need our advice and assistance in the coming weeks as we endure the third COVID 19 lockdown. Eye care services We will be continuing to provide essential eye care services from 4th January onwards. Anyone who feels they have a serious eye problem and wishes to seek our advice should use one of the ‘Contact Us’ methods below. We are able to give you advice or conduct a ‘remote triage’ consultation via phone, Zoom, FaceTime or Skype and if necessary, give you an appointment to attend our practice to consult a practitioner. Spectacle wearers Spectacle wearers who require assistance e.g. broken, damaged, lost spectacles should contact us, to explain their problem using one of the ‘Contact Us’ methods below initially before attending our practice. Contact lens wearers Patients who have eye
After 34yrs of practice in Reigate and following the COVID 19 lockdown period we have found that it is no longer financially viable for Paul Whiteman Optometrists to perform NHS eye examinations. From Wednesday 24th June 2020 we will continue to support children and students under 19yrs but will no longer be able to perform examinations for adults over 60yrs, diabetics, glaucoma patients and their close relatives. Our decision to ‘go private’ was not an easy one and we would like to thank all of our loyal NHS patients for their support in the past. We hope that you will continue to support us in the future and join the largest majority of our patients who have always paid privately for their eye care services. As in the past, we plan to continue to invest in instrumentation to measure your eyes in ways that were previously impossible thereby allowing us to diagnose eye problems at a much earlier stage and