We are taking every precaution to reduce the risk of COVID 19 spread in our clinical practice. We are now consulting and operating in a dedicated ophthalmic centre away from the central Manchester hospitals. There is a spacious waiting area which allows appropriate social distancing. There is also a dedicated car park directly outside the centre where patients could choose to wait until their appointment time. All equipment is cleaned between patients, face masks and gloves are worn during consultations and we ask all patients to wear a face-covering over their nose and mouth whilst on the premises.
All surgical patients would be advised to self-isolate for 14 days as per Public Health England guidelines and a negative COVID swab would be required within 72 hours of surgery.