Information For Patients
We treat all clinical information about your treatment with complete confidentiality, although we may sometimes need to inform your family doctor about our clinical findings during your sight test. We may also need, with your agreement, to refer you to a hospital eye department in which case we will supply them with all the relevant clinical details. We may sometimes need to make your records available to authorised staff from the local Primary Care Trust for whom we provide services.
Rights & Responsibilities
As a patient you have the right to be treated by us with fairness and with dignity. We will test your sight using sound clinical practice and using modern techniques and instruments. After your sight test we will give you your optical prescription or a statement that you do not need a prescription
We ask you to give our staff accurate information about the illness or disability which prevents you from being able to go to a high street optician without another person’s help. We also ask you to treat our staff with courtesy and to keep to any appointment you have made with us. If you break your appointment without giving us reasonable notice we reserve the right to make a charge.
When testing your sight we will ensure that all legal requirements relating to health and safety in the workplace are satisfied; and that we follow strictly the requirements and recommendations of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.