Changes to Opening Times during ‘lockdown 2’ Following the latest Government ‘lockdown’ announcement on 31st October 2020 and from the General Optical Council, the College of Optometrists and NHS England we will be open for business providing essential eye care services on Thursday 5th November and for the foreseeable future. During ‘lockdown 2’ 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 from 28th November 2020. We will return to Saturday opening on 9th January 2021. We will be able to provide essential eye & 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.
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
OUR SERVICES DURING THE SECOND 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 emerge from the second COVID 19 lockdown. Eye care services We will be continuing to provide essential eye care services during the period 5th November – December 5th 2021. 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, 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