Coronavirus update - April 2020:
All clinics have been stopped. CLOSED to new referrals.
Screening for children in reception class has been halted in line with government recommendations.
We are working in line our society’s guidelines.
All patients due to attend clinic have been contacted by phone given advice and cancelled.
Those undergoing treatment have been given advice and those being monitored have been sent a letter explaining the services have been stopped.
All patients have been encouraged to contact us if they have any concerns or queries.
Any urgent concerns, parents are being advice to seek urgent medical attention.
About our Service
The purpose of the service is to enable all children under 7 (and special needs children up to 19) to reach their maximum visual potential. The eyes and brain are still learning to see until 7 years so treatment including glasses wear, patching and exercises are carried out by the Orthoptists. There are also joint clinics with the Optometrists (Opticians) from the Eye Hospital who test the need for and strength of glasses required.
Children who need onward referral to an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) will be seen at the Childrens Resource Centre.