The NHS has decided recently to ask opticians to offer minor eye clinics for patients who are experiencing difficulties which they would normally have contacted their GP about.
The idea is to allow eye specialists – that is, opticians – to deal with minor eye conditions, so that patients don’t have to attend their doctors, or in some cases, the hospital.
Patients are able to receive free care – just as they would from their GP – in a place which is convenient to them, our practice, and they are able to access the service for a range of eye conditions including red eye or eyelids, dry eye or uncomfortable eyes, inflammations, in-growing eyelashes and other minor eye conditions.
What to do next
Simply call our Cannock or Hednesford practice to book an emergency appointment. If you are unsure if this is the right place for what you need, please feel free to ask our staff, who will be happy to advise.