Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently offering a reduced service, for essential or urgent problems only, although we hope soon to be able to restart routine appointments.  We await guidance from the government and the NHS on when we are allowed to do so, with an agreed restart date. 

We continue to offer remote consultations for those people who are having difficulties or concerns.  Many people have been helped in the last few weeks through a phone or video consultation.

When we do start to offer routine face to face examinations, we will have to work in new ways, due to the ongoing risk from COVID-19.  We will be prioritising according to need, as well as assessing the risk of attending for certain individuals. 

We will prioritise you if you are having new sight or eye problems, or you are concerned or anxious about your delayed appointment.

If you are not having any problems or concerns, we will ask you to wait, even if you are due for your routine check-up.  We will not be sending out routine reminders.

Due to the requirement for physical distancing, all visits to the practice will by appointment only.  You will be asked to wear a face mask, carry out thorough hand sanitizing, and, protective screens will be in place to protect patients and staff. To limit your time in the practice, we will only do the tests that are absolutely necessary. The number of people in the practice at one time will be strictly controlled. 

All spectacle frames will be sanitised prior to being handled, although if glasses are required, we will ask you to consider having new lenses into your existing frames. Glasses and contact lenses can be delivered to your home, to save an extra visit.

We are now creating a waiting list for patients wanting to be seen.  If you would like to go onto the waiting list, please email why you would like to have an appointment. We will then contact you as quickly as possible depending on demand.  Patients will be allocated appointments in order of priority.

Thank you for your patience in these unprecedented times.

Please phone the practice on 01937 583278 for further information. 


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Our motto is Eyecare for Life.

Understanding the link between your vision and eye health and how they change throughout life, enables us to provide the right eye care for you.

Our independent practice was established in 1988.

We aim to provide you with a first class, professional, friendly and personalised service.

Our practice has been built on patient recommendation and we are proud of our excellent feedback.

Our two resident optometrists each have over 25 years experience in hospital and community practice.

We offer a large range of eyecare and optical services, and have a unique partnership with Leeds Teaching Hospitals, as host of Wetherby Eye Clinic – a specialist community NHS eye service.

We work closely with the College of Optometrists and recommend visiting their ‘Look After Your Eyes’ website.

Appleson Optometrists