Taylors Optometrists
Taylors Optometrists 

COVID-19 update

Updated 29/06/2020 

This page will be updated frequently during this period.

Please check back regularly.


We are delighted to inform you that after weeks of providing only essential and emergency care, we are now able to open to a wider group of patients. If you feel your vision has changed, if you need new spectacles, or have any other concerns, please get in touch now to arrange an appointment. 

If your vision seems fine and you have no concerns, we will start to send reminders for routine tests soon, once we have managed this initial demand- We expect demand to be high initially, as many appointments were delayed during lockdown.


Hearing care will also be resuming. Getting your hearing tested remains free and has never been simpler. Aids are more affordable than ever and can be virtually invisible. Give us a call to arrange your Hearing Assessment. 

We have made lots of adaptations to the practice to keep you safe


What changes are we making?

  • We are using PPE (Masks, aprons, visors and gloves) where appropriate
  • We have installed Perspex screens at the reception desk and in the dispensing area
  • We have increased the length of our appointments to allow time reduce the number of people in the practice at one time
  • All care, including minor adjustments and repairs will be by appointment only; please give us a call to arrange anything you may need
  • We are operating a locked door policy to limit numbers in the practice at one time
  • Seats are arranged to be compliant with social distancing
  • We are now advising all patients have an OCT scan of their retina at the same time as their sight test. This is a "3D" scan of the retina and optic nerve which helps us to detect many conditions including Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration at an earlier stage. In addition to this, it allows us to conduct more of the examination at a distance, which is safer for you and us. The cost of this is included in our private sight test fee of £45 and for NHS eligible patients the cost is only £15

What we are asking you to do?

  • When you arrive, the door may be locked as we are limiting the number of people in the practice at one time; please knock and wait for the door to be answered
  • Once in the practice, please use the hand sanitiser and take a seat while the staff prepare for your appointment
  • We are asking patients to attend alone if possible, to reduce numbers of patients in the practice
  • You are welcome to try on any frames, as usual, but we will ask you to set aside any you do touch for sterilising afterwards


We ask that when attending for appointments you try to attend alone. If you are attending with anyone else, we ask that, if possible, they stay in a vehicle outside the practice until needed. 


If you are unable to get into the practice due to self-isolation but require replacement spectacles or have a concern about your vision please phone for a telephone consultation as the College of Optometrists, General Optical Council and NHS have relaxed regulations to allow us to do more to help. 


We really appreciate your ongoing support. 


Andrew Riley, BSc, FCOptom

Opening Hours


Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 1pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 1pm

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Taylors Optometrists

4 Dene Drive





01606 551093






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