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COVID-19 Update

Covid-19 Update – bookings for consultations and surgery are now being taken

At Optical Express our first priority is the safety of our patients and employees.

We are continuing to closely follow advice from the UK government, public health bodies and regulators in relation to Coronavirus.

Based on the latest government advice we are pleased to confirm that we are now undertaking preoperative in-clinic consultations and vision correction surgery. Please click here to book a consultation online. For patients awaiting a date for vision correction surgery that was previously postponed, one of our team will be in touch directly very soon.

Across the UK we continue to provide essential or emergency clinical care for any member of the general public, either via telephone or video consultation, or an in-clinic assessment. This includes urgent clinical advice or intervention related to a range of conditions such as red eye, contact lens discomfort, foreign object, sudden change in vision, flashes and floaters, or where a delay in an examination may be detrimental to a patient’s sight or wellbeing.  A wider range of eye care services are now available for patients in England in line with government guidance. Please click here to book an eye examination online.

We have further enhanced our robust protocols and procedures and will be following strict hygiene and safety guidelines. We have a number of measures in place to ensure our patients and our employees are safe in our clinics at all times, including social distancing and the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). On this basis, our experienced clinical teams are ready to welcome patients and assist you on taking the next step of your life-changing eye surgery journey.

For further information on the safety measures we have in place, please click here.

Certain Head Office functions which are based in Scotland, UK continue to provide a reduced service and are unable to provide normal service at this time. These functions will resume as soon as it is possible and safe to do so.


For all urgent clinical enquiries please email and include your full name plus date of birth, or call 0800 028 0530 during normal working hours. We have a limited number of clinicians available to deal with enquiries and at this time we are prioritising those patients who require essential clinical care or advice.

To schedule appointments for clinical care please call 0800 023 2020 during normal working hours.

If your query relates to contact lens or spectacle orders, including orders paid for via direct debit, please email including your full name and date of birth. Contact Lenses can be ordered from our website and spectacle orders are being taken for prompt home delivery.

If you have a general enquiry which you consider urgent, please send your enquiry to including your full name and date of birth and someone will respond as quickly as possible.

Thank you for your patience, we appreciate your understanding and will continue to update our website as the situation develops.

Stay safe and keep healthy from all at Optical Express.