COVID-19 UPDATE: WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT ALL OUR EYE CARE SERVICES ARE NOW AVAILABLE
- We have social distancing measures in place and our team are using personal protective equipment.
- Anyone attending our practice must please wear a face mask or face covering, unless you are exempt, before you come in for any reason. If you are exempt, we may still ask you to wear a face mask when you are in our testing room to complete your eye exam, therefore please bring a face mask or face covering with you.
- Do not attend our practice if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, if you are self-isolating or if anyone you live with has had symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
- We have a protocol in place for those wanting to choose new glasses and sunglasses with thorough cleaning and disinfecting throughout the day. We also have hand sanitiser available at the practice for you to use.
- To enable us to manage the numbers of people in the practice at any one time, we recommend that you please book in for an appointment for choosing glasses, repairs and spectacle adjustments. If you attend without making an appointment we may not be able to see you.
- If you need any help or advice or if you want to make an appointment please telephone us on 0161 794 2454.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
If you have any concerns about your eye health, call us or drop in at the practice. An early professional examination offers you peace-of-mind and can ensure the most effective treatment if needed.
This common condition describes a disturbance to the conjunctiva (the transparent layer covering the front of the eye which folds back on itself to form the inner lining of the eyelid). There are three main forms of conjunctivitis:
- Allergic conjunctivitis is when the conjunctiva has reacted to something (called the allergen). Hay fever is probably the most common cause of this type. The eye becomes red and itchy but there is seldom any discharge. Treatment involves trying to find out what the allergen is and to avoid it if possible. Medication is sometimes given to help quell the response of the eye and increase the comfort.
- Bacterial conjunctivitis is where there is a bacterial infection of the conjunctiva. In this case there is a yellowy or greenish discharge and antibiotics are likely to be needed from the GP or pharmacist.
- Viral conjunctivitis will generally have a clear or watery discharge and can often be associated with a general feeling of being under the weather. Antibiotics will not help and the only help possible is to try to make the eyes more comfortable with the use of lubricating drops (such as artificial tears) and possibly cold compresses applied lightly to the eyes. As is the case with most viral infections, unfortunately they can last for a period ranging from a couple of days to weeks.