August Bank Holiday Weekend Opening Hours
The Fairview practice will be open on Saturday 1st August from 9.30 am until 6 pm. It will reopen after the Bank Holiday Weekend on Tuesday 4th August at 9.30 am
The Bray practice will be closed on Saturday 1st August and will reopen on Wednesday 5th August at 9 am.
We are open for:
Urgent medical eye issues
If you have an acute medical eye problem we will see you urgently by self-referral, by GP referral, or by Optometrist (Optician) referral during the COVID-19 emergency (telephone to make appointment). In the case of self-referral please see below for examples of symptoms that should be considered urgent.
Routine medical eye issues
From Monday 18th May we are accepting routine medical eye cases for appointment as desired.
For those over 70 years of age and for patients who have underlying medical conditions the advice is still not to attend physically except in the case of urgency. Telephone consultations can be booked for either of these patient groups by telephoning the practice.
Routine optical issues
From Monday 18th May we are accepting routine glasses and contact lens cases for appointments as desired. However for those over 70 years of age, and for patients with underlying conditions, optical issues are considered urgent if you have lost or broken your glasses such that you: a) can't read, b) can't drive and need to drive during the COVID-19 emergency or c) can't see well enough to manage day to day life without your glasses. Please phone to arrange this service. Otherwise these groups should wait a little longer before changing their glasses.
Intravitreal Injection Service
Medical Optics has recently opened a new state-of-the-art facility for intravitreal injections to treat conditions such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), vein occlusions and diabetic eye disease. Our injection rooms are available to both the ophthalmologists practising in Medical Optics and other independent private ophthalmologists who wish to bring their patients to Medical Optics for treatment. Please click here more information:
Some urgent eye symptoms which should prompt you to seek advice for your eyes (list not exhaustive)
- Sudden loss of vision (can’t see) in one eye
- Intermittent fleeting loss of vision
- Painful eye
- New blurry vision which doesn’t resolve over a period of a few hours
- New flashes and floaters
- New red eye with blurry vision (especially contact lens wearers)
- Eye trauma/ an accident which causes damage to the eye
- Pain or tenderness in the temple (side of head) or around orbit (eye socket)
- Chemical injury to the eye
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please TELEPHONE the practice to make an urgent appointment. For less urgent conditions, please book a telephone consultation.
What precautions are we taking when seeing urgent patients?
- All patients, who are being seen in person, will be asked about Covid-19 symptoms and contacts – particularly high temperatures, recent cough, and contact with other people with these symptoms in the past 14 days. These patients should not attend the practice. We will consult via a phone/video and will advise accordingly
- Hand sanitiser – all patients will be advised to use hand sanitiser upon entering the practice and prior to leaving the practice
- Masks – all patients will be provided with a mask for wear during their consultation.
- All Medical Optics staff clean their hands with sanitising gel or warm water and soap for thirty seconds before and after every patient interaction.
- All equipment is thoroughly cleaned between consultations.
- Social distancing – we are seeing a smaller number of patients and asking patients to remain outside the practice until the time of their appointment. We advise patients to bring one person to accompany them. If they feel steady enough on their feet and comfortable attending alone, we advise the accompanying person to wait outside.
- Please bring a mobile phone with you so we can call you as appropriate
- All patients will be seen by doctors wearing masks to protect both the patient and the doctor.
Bray: 01 2828065
Fairview: 01 8057076