Covid 19 Update

It is with a heavy heart, but a sensible head, I have decided to close Coton & Hamblin Optometrists on a temporary basis due to Covid-19.

This has not been an easy decision to make, however the safety of our patients, health of my staff, their families are our immediate priority.

Due to the nature of our work, we are unable to withhold keeping a safe distance during an eye examination which increases the risk of the virus spreading. 

Eyecare and advice when closed

I am not sure how long we will be closed for; however, should you require emergency eye care advice in the time, please call the practices on either

Blackheath 0208 858 1858

Woolwich 0208 854 1491

The phones will be on divert.  Please leave me a message and I will get back to you during the course of the day, we can have a chat, maybe do a video call, send pictures and I will do my utmost to give you the best advice and carry out any necessary onward referral.

Alternatively, you can email:

Jocashell@nhs.net

Collection of spectacles and contact lenses

If you have any spectacles or contact lenses that need collecting, please collect as soon as you can, or let us know ASAP, if we need to post/deliver them to you.

We will not be able to post Contact lens solutions.

If you require a new supply of contact lenses, then please email jocashell@coton-hamblin.com and I will get them ordered and delivered to your address.

I am enquiring if our spectacle suppliers can deliver to your home address, if not they will also be posted when they arrive.

I will keep our website and all social media updated daily which will most likely be in the evening.

Key Workers

I am aware we have many key workers who are doing everything that they can at this time, if you need anything optical at this time, please don’t hesitate to contact me on one of the above numbers and I will do what I can.

Thank you for your support during this time and keep safe

Best wishes

Jo & Staff



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