Coronavirus - Covid 19 Update
Bailey Opticians are currently "Working from Home"!
For the safety of my staff and the wider community, it is with great reluctance I have decided to temporarily close the practice for normal routine eye checks from Tuesday 24th March. I do not think it is possible to conduct routine eye exams when we are all needing to maintain "social distancing".
We now know that many people with a coronavirus infection do not have symptoms, but may pass the infection on to others. As the number of infections rise, it is unlikely that we will be able to avoid people with an infection coming into the practice even by asking questions about a cough and temperature.
My main concern is that we may inadvertently act as "super-spreaders" and pass the infection to our patients who are typically older with other health complications.
As hard as this is, I feel closing the practice for normal face to face visits now is the sensible decision.
Anyone with medical eye emergencies should continue to telephone me for advice on 01453 823399.
All current orders will be fulfilled, and will be available to collect or be delivered to you.
Contact lens orders can continue to be made in the normal way. We have had no problems with supplies so far, and I do not anticipate this will change.
Updates will appear on the practice website and our facebook page.
Bailey Opticians have been looking after you for 48 years. I hope you will stick with us so we can celebrate our 50th year together. My current team and I will be back to normal as soon as it's safe to do so.