The health and wellbeing of our patients and staff is our greatest priority. We are a ‘Green clinic’ in that we have full control over who walks in (by appointment and pre-screening only) and unlike NHS hospitals we don’t have unwell patients in our building at any time.
We’ve put in a number of extra safety measures to ensure at least 1 metre spacing between patients as well as further measures explained below.
We do not want you to compromise on your vision so if you have any concerns or questions regarding this or any of the below please contact us so that we can help you.
If you feel unable to attend in person we continue to offer video consultations if you would rather speak to one of our expert surgeons online.
We’ve taken a number of steps to improve the safety of our patients as well as our staff in response to COVID-19.
Your safety is paramount to us and we’re doing everything we can to ensure you have a comfortable experience at our clinics, confident in the knowledge that all possible precautionary steps have been taken.
Here are some of the measures we’ve put in place in line with Public Health England guidance, as well as several additional features that are unique to us at Ophthalmic Consultants of London:
We have gone out of our way to ensure we continue to provide the best care possible and make your journey with us as stress-free and as safe as possible.
If you have any questions or concerns please do get in touch and one of our team will be happy to help.
We look forward to seeing you at our clinic soon.
I should like to thank the team for looking after me so well yesterday. I was extremely nervous due to COVID – 19 to leave home and undergo surgery. You assured me before I arrived that I would be isolated from other patients, offered PPE equipment and all your staff would be protected. I am pleased to say that I did not see another patient your procedures were excellent and am now looking forward to having my other eye treated!
We want to continue supporting you during this difficult time so we are offering our patients the opportunity to speak with one of our expert consultants or optometrists to discuss your eye condition.
This option is available for both self-pay and insured patients.
If you have private medical insurance; most insurers have now set up a specific code to authorise these appointments.
Contact us on 0203 369 2020 or make an enquiry to organise your video appointment.
Patients who have had corneal transplants may have received a letter from the NHS Blood and Transplant service regarding immunosuppression and increased risk from COVID-19. This letter was sent to all tissue recipients in the UK regardless of transplant type and has alarmed some patients.
To clarify this, patients who have had corneal transplants, and are only taking drops for this are not at increased risk of the Coronavirus infection. The NHS alert relates specifically to solid organ transplant recipients (kidney/lung/heart/liver) who will typically be on tablets to suppress their immune system to prevent organ rejection.
All corneal transplant patients should continue their usual regime of drops as prescribed by your doctor during this crisis period. Please take usual precautions to minimise the spread of COVID-19 by staying in and washing your hands regularly.
If you are an OCL patient who has any concerns, please contact us.
We urge you to regularly visit and read the NHS’s official and most up-to-date information about what you should do to protect yourself and others.
Together we can fight COVID-19. Be kind to each other and stay calm.
From all of us at Ophthalmic Consultants of London.