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09 September 2020Back to the New Normal

I've been spending the last few weeks working through the backlog of emergency and urgent cases - but am now in a position to accept more routine appointments. So, if you're in need of new glasses or are requiring a check up, get in touch. 

As before, I will be prioritising emergency work - but do not hesitate to contact me if you feel your eyes or vision has changed in any way.

In the meantime, here's a link to a video with some tips on stopping your glasses steaming up when wearing a face covering. Something we've all had to deal with! https://www.aop.org.uk/our-voice/media-centre/press-releases/2020/07/16/optometrists-advise-how-to-wear-glasses-with-face-masks-to-prevent-fogging

Best wishes

Ann McBay

05 August 2020We're back! (Nearly...)

The Scottish Government have decided that it is safe to restart Domiciliary (home) Eye Examinations.

Once confirmation has been received from Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board, we will be resuming home visits - hopefully within the next 2 weeks.

McBay Mobile Opticians would like to thank all our clients for their patience at this unprecedented time. 
I have been busy preparing to restart - completing the Association of Optometrists’ Infection Control and Prevention Certificate, deep cleaning all equipment and frames and organising supplies of PPE and decontamination agents.

Home eye examinations will be a bit different as I strive to ensure your safety during this pandemic.
I will continue to prioritise emergency and essential eye care which will mean you may have to wait a while longer for a routine visit as I work through my backlog.
Remote consultation (either by telephone or video) will remain the norm
If I deem a face to face consultation is necessary I will be wearing new PPE for every visit.
We already maintained a rigorous cleaning and disinfection regime and this has been scaled up following Standard Infection Control Precautions and Transmission Based Precautions as set out in the National Infection Prevention and Control Manual. Please be assured I will be thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting all equipment and frames between each home visit.
I will strive to maintain social distance where possible.
You will be requested to wear a face covering for the duration of my visit if at all possible.

But, most of all, I am thoroughly looking forward to seeing you all again. 
Very best wishes.
Ann McBay, Principal Optometrist

15 July 2020And we're STILL here!

I certainly hope you are staying safe and well as this current situation continues.

Unfortunately we are still unable to visit you at home for face to face consultations. However, telephone triage is still available every day, so do not hesitate to call for any eye or glasses related problem.

And I'm delighted to announce we can now offer a tele-optometry service via NHS Near Me/Attend Anywhere - where I can speak to you over a video link.  All you need is either a computer or a tablet/smartphone and an internet connection.

If you don't have any of these, perhaps a family member will. Here's some more information about this service. (You would still have to telephone me first!)


Very best wishes

Ann McBay

21 June 2020And we're still here!

Although I can't visit you at home for an eye examination yet, McBay Mobile Opticians are still available at the end of the telephone. Don't hesitiate to call for any eye related advice.

With an estimated 180,000 people shielding in Scotland, I want you to know I haven't forgotten about you! I'm still here for your eye care needs. I'm only a phone call away. It's important not to ignore visual symptoms or put it off until later.

I'm here to help.

Stay home. Stay safe. 

Very best wishes

Ann McBay

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