Opticians in Tayside have begun to reopen following Health Secretary Jeane Freeman’s announcement some face-to-face optometry service can resume.
Many practices continued some services through lockdown via telephone or video consultations and, where necessary, arranging appointments at one of the nine emergency eyecare treatment centres (EETC) established across Tayside.
As of June 29, face-to-face emergency and essential examinations can now take place rather than in an EETC.
Routine care, such as sight tests and contact lens checks, is not available yet.
Anyone suffering from painful eyes, flashes or blurred vision is asked to phone their practice for a remote consultation or emergency examination as required.
People who require emergency eye care in the evenings or weekends should call NHS24 on 111.
All practices have been provided with PPE and have put physical distancing arrangements in place.
The EETCs, which carried out more than 800 emergency examinations over the last three months, have now closed.
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