As of Tuesday 24th March
Barbour optometrists will be providing essential eye care services only!
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
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