Covid 19 precautions
Mackereth Opticians is once again able to offer a full range of services, including routine sight tests, contact lens services and the supply and repair of spectacles, in addition to our participation in the Calderdale PEARS emergency ocular scheme. During this current COVID19 phase, we aim to prioritise urgent and needs-based cases. We are operating a restricted access policy to ensure social distancing, so do not call at the practice without an appointment. Please ring us on 01422 352883 to get advice on booking appointments for a sight test, contact lens check, spectacle dispensing or repair.
If you (or a household member or contact) have tested positive for COVID19 in the last few weeks, or anyone has COVID19 symptoms, you must not attend the practice for any reason, but please ring us for any advice you need regarding your eyes. When you ring to book an appointment, you will be asked questions to see if you, or anyone in your household, have any COVID19 symptoms, such as recent persistent cough or high temperature or loss/change of sense of taste/smell. Please tell us if you are in the 'extremely vulnerable' category. Our trained staff will also help you to assess your particular risk from COVID19, if you need to come to the practice. For extremely vulnerable patients and others with particular concerns, it may be possible to conduct a telephone appointment to minimise risks.
When you visit the practice, you will be asked a few questions in the entrance to make sure you are not having any symptoms of COVID19, before being allowed in. Please wear a mask/face covering whilst in the building and sanitise your hands at the entrance and at key points throughout the premises. Mackereths is following official guidelines on minimising COVID19 risks using social distancing, infection control procedures and the recommended use of PPE for staff.
Please note we are operating a cashless system, so please pay by debit or credit card.
If you require new spectacles, there is the option of fitting them and paying for them by card at the time of the dispensing and then having them posted to your home to save you having to make a second visit. We can also arrange for contact lenses to be posted to home.