Welcome to Cargills Optometrists

Ashford 01233 620597
Canterbury 01227 766670
Folkestone 01303 254471
Hythe 01303 266458

We are Open & look forward to welcoming you back to Cargills.

Cargills have been open throughout lockdown providing Urgent and Essential eyecare, but now we are also open for routine eye examinations & contact lens appointments.

PRACTICE CLOSURES FOR STAFF TRAINING

CANTERBURY Practice CLOSED Friday 12th August 2022

ASHFORD Practice CLOSED Monday 22nd August 2022

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR PRACTICES ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED OVER LUNCH

ASHFORD- 1pm-2pm

CANTERBURY- 1pm-1:45pm

FOLKESTONE- 1pm-2pm

HYTHE- 1pm-1:45pm

 

Product Recall

CooperVision® Hy-Care® multipurpose contact lens solution.

We have been advised of a voluntary recall by contact lens solutions manufacturer, CooperVision, of Hy-Care multipurpose contact lens solution (60ml, 100ml and 250ml bottles).

The manufacturer’s quality testing determined that the product may not offer appropriate levels of disinfection in some circumstances against high levels of a particular yeast organism. Although no complaints have been received and there have been no confirmed incidents attributed to inadequate disinfection, this action is out of an abundance of caution.

It is important you continue to clean and disinfect your soft contact lenses. Please cease use and discard your HyCare multipurpose solution once you have secured an alternative multipurpose solution. 

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PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL PRACTICE & THEY WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH AN ALTERNATIVE CONTACT LENS SOLUTION. YOU WILL NEED TO RETURN YOUR HYCARE SOLUTION TO THE PRACTICE.

 

Covid-19 Update – June 2022

Opticians are a Healthcare Setting, and due to the time spent in close proximity you will still be asked to wear a FACE MASK (unless exempt), we will also still follow IPC guidance (Infection Prevention Control) e.g. hand sanitizer for the continued protection of patients and staff.

IN ORDER TO LIMIT THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN THE PRACTICE AT A GIVEN TIME WE ASK THAT YOU PHONE AHEAD TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL PRACTICE FIRST BEFORE ATTENDING.

Thank you.

Your practice has been adapted in line with government & professional guidelines to ensure the safety of our patients & staff.

  • At the time of booking you will be asked a set of pre-test questions.
  • We ask that you attend your appointment on your own, see here for exceptions, and are punctual.
  • You will be asked to hand sanitise and wear a new/clean mask. We will check your temperature on arrival.
  • You will see staff wearing PPE.
  • Please see our FAQ Page.

We are operating reduced clinics and practice opening times for now and all appointments will be by prior booking only.

  • APPOINTMENTS BY PRIOR BOOKING ONLY, please note we are unable to offer walk-in clinics.
  • Please Contact your local practice first to check opening times.

“We would like to thank you for your continued support of Cargills Optometrists and for your co-operation at this time.”

MECS- Minor Eye Condition Service

To find out more about MECS, click here.

Should we be closed or you are unable to reach us please follow this link for a full list of practices providing MECS appointments in East Kent.

http://www.pekm.co.uk/subcontent.asp?id=174&subid=36

KEEP CHECKING OUR WEBSITE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION & UPDATES

The College of Optometry has set up a website on how you can look after your eyes at https://lookafteryoureyes.org/

For the latest Government Advice including how to self-isolate please click here.


Cargills Optometrists have been providing eyecare and caring for eyesight since 1926. Cargills are a friendly local independent opticians, we pride ourselves in providing professional eyecare to the highest standard with excellent personalised service tailored to your individual needs.

Whether you have concerns about your eyesight, want to explore the benefit of coloured overlays for your child’s reading, tempted by contact lenses, thinking about varifocals or simply just want a great frame to wear Cargills are here to help.

 

2016 saw the 90th Anniversary of Cargills Optometrists, click here to see our celebrations.

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