As of Tuesday 24th March


Barbour optometrists will be providing essential eye care services only!

  • Essential eye care would for be instance where a key worker or elderly person needed new spectacles due to braking their glasses; where a contact lens wearer needed more lenses; or where a visually impaired person or child needed eye care


  • Essential care
    As these measures will likely be in place for some months, essential care is to be interpreted as meaning appointments for patients who would not normally be considered to be emergencies, but where, in the practitioner’s professional judgement, a delay in an examination may be detrimental to a patient’s sight or wellbeing.


  • Urgent care would include urgent clinical advice or intervention e.g. for red eye, contact lens discomfort, foreign object, sudden change in vision, flashes and floaters which might suggest detachment etc.


The 3 shops will be closed to the general public from Tuesday 23rd. 

Any spectacles that have been ordered ,can be delivered,  provided the Optical lab is still operational. At present 26/3/2020 the local laboratory has closed but Carl zeiss and Norville (safety) optical are operational.


Payments can be taken over the phone.


My services can be accessed by telephoning each practice and calls will be forwarded to Paul Barbour , Or alternatively ,ring my mobile number 07746821002 


stay safe

Paul Barbour.





Healthy contact lens wear and care and Covid 19
There is no evidence to date that contact lens wear should be avoided by healthy individuals, or that contact lens wearers are more at risk for a coronavirus infection compared to those wearing spectacles.
There is currently no evidence to suggest any correlation between the usage of contact lenses and the spread of Covid-19 or a coronavirus infection related to contact lens use.
To help maintain healthy contact lens wear, all contact lenses wearers should follow correct lens wear and care instructions as prescribed by their Eye Care Professional. These include following good hygiene practices. When you are unwell, for example cold or flu like symptoms, you may not feel like wearing lenses and this is good practice. Please seek guidance from your Eye Care Professional if you have any

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