Our Manchester Opticians is Open During Lockdown 3.0
Despite the new lockdown restrictions, our Manchester store will remain open from as it provides an essential service. Sadly we can't welcome you with a warm embrace as we did once upon a time, that will have to be put on ice for now. However, the eyewear is as exciting as it always has been and we welcome you to come and try them on. But before you rush down...
Please have a read and help us keep things safe for the greater community.
Who can visit the store?
Anyone! We are an essential service so anyone from anywhere can travel to see us. However, across all services we are now operating by appointment only. We’re doing this to minimise the number of people in the store at any one time and maximise safe distancing.
When we first reopened in June, we initially worked through a back-log of those that had been in touch with pressing eye concerns. However, now we have more availability for you all. Those with the following concerns are advised to get booked in as soon as you can:
- Your glasses prescription does not feel right.
- Your eyes are struggling with all the hours spent on zoom!
- You have eye-related health issue, for example reddened eyes.
We are about to re-start our reminder system and if you are due an eye check up you'll be hearing from us very soon.
If you want to choose new glasses and sunglasses, there’s more good news: We are now offering in store styling appointments too, just like the good ol’ days!
Request your stylin' time with the Seen Team using this form and we’ll be in touch. How exciting...
Fittings and repairs
We’re also offering appointments for fittings, repairs and the general sorting out of your eyewear-related niggles. Again, we ask you arrange an appointment rather than dropping in to ensure we sort things in the best way possible for you.
How to book your appointment
To book an appointment, click the button below to be taken to our appointment request page. Give us more information on the message box to ensure we know exactly what you need. To confirm, we will then call you and finalise the appointment.
Precautions, sterilisation and PPE
So, how many of you are enjoying your new PPE look? It’s a bit strange, isn’t it? But we understand that community safety is a major concern and rightfully so. If you’re coming to the store, we want you to know that your safety is paramount. Here are some of the precautions that we’ll be taking when you visit us:
- For eye tests, absolutely all clinical equipment will be sterile before you enter the room and fully sterilised after use. During the examination, the optometrist will wear a mask and gloves.
- In the store, all the handled frames and sunglasses will be cleaned with a tasty cocktail of soap, water, a dash of ultrasound and a twist of alcohol to finish. Yum!
- We will have sanitiser for your use throughout the store.
We realise all the delicious eyewear on our shelves will have you reaching out to try them on. And that's cool. Go for it! Just ensure we know which frames you've touched by placing them in one of our trays so that they can have the spa treatment mentioned above after you've left.
If you have your own mask and prefer to wear it, you are welcome to. Opticians are on an exempt list of retail stores so it is NOT mandatory to wear one while visiting us. We have masks for you at Seen if you need.
Virtual styling appointments
Virtual styling appointments have proved popular amongst those that just couldn’t wait for reopening, so we’re going to continue them. If you can’t make it into our store, or you’d just prefer a consultation online, we can offer this service from the comfort of your own home. Please drop us an email to start a conversation about that.
Current opening hours
Our temporary opening hours are 10- 4 Monday to Saturday.
See you soon!
So that’s that, we cannot wait to see you. And while it might feel a bit different, the outcome of walking away with amazing eyewear will still be the same. Thank you for all your love and support as always but particularly during these most unusual times. It really has been heart warming for us all.