Patients with an eye problem should contact an Optometrist. This is still the case during COVID-19 Pandemic.
Patients are able to access the Eye Health Examination Wales (EHEW) service in a primary care optometry practice if they have an eye problem they feel needs urgent investigation, rather than attending a GP practice, Emergency Department (A & E) or an Eye Department in a hospital.
The EHEW is an extended eye care service which is free at the point of access for patients and demonstrates the principles of prudent health care and enables patients to access eye care services closer to their home.
The service also enables patients who are at greatest risk of developing a serious eye condition or those who would be particularly disadvantaged if they lost their eyesight, to have an annual check at an optometry practice.
Please contact an optometrist if you are experiencing eye problems.
Please note that when a patient is seen at an optometry practice, they will be triaged to determine which service would be most appropriate for the patient and how soon they should be seen. This may result in the patient being offered an appointment at a later date.
Our local Optometry Practices are:
Tel: 01446 790590
Open 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Tel: 01446 796420
Open 9:00 AM – 5.30 PM