Urgent Eyecare Service

Red Eyes? Flashes or floaters?Any other problems?


NHS appointments available at local optical practices (click for link)

Symptoms that can be seen under the service include:
• Red or painful eye or eyelids
• Recently occurring flashes or floaters
• Recent and sudden loss of vision
• Foreign body in the eye
If you have very minor symptoms you may be advised to self care or seek support
from your local pharmacy first.
Please note, this is not a sight test.
Also if you have a major eye condition that is being regularly monitored by your
optometrists or hospital eye service, this will not be covered by this service, for
example, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma.