Opticians to provide urgent NHS eye care services

People across Bath, North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire can now access free NHS treatment for urgent eye care from their local optician. Read more.
Optometrist checking patient's eye

The brand new service commissioned by the local NHS, means that high street opticians can offer free treatment for urgent eye conditions such as itchy and red eyes, scratched or swollen eyes or unexplained reduced vision.

Anyone, whatever age and whether registered with an optician or not, will be able to access treatment for any new or worsening eye conditions.

This is a temporary service set up as a result of concerns that many patients were not seeking treatment for eye conditions due to worries about exposing themselves to Covid19 by visiting A&E departments or their GP.

A full list of those opticians who are offering this new service is available at

http://primaryeyecare.co.uk/find-a-practice/

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