Eyes not feeling quite right?
Eye health clinic now open in store
Did you know, selected Specsavers stores can help you with a range of common eye conditions, including dry eye, red eye, sticky eye and watery eye. Contact your local Specsavers store to find out which services are available.Find a store
Many Specsavers stores can also help you manage more complex eye health conditions, such as pre and post cataract surgery care, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. In selected stores, these services are delivered on behalf of the NHS, so there is no cost to you.
Find out more about common eye conditions
Watering eyes occur if too many tears are produced or they cannot drain away properly. It is most common in babies and people aged over 60. Your optician should be able to diagnose your condition and provide treatment or advice to alleviate the symptoms.Read more
A painless red eye is often caused by a minor problem like a burst blood vessel or conjunctivitis. In these cases, treatment will depend on the cause. If your red eye is painful or accompanied by other symptoms, it could be serious and you should contact your optician, GP or NHS 111 immediately.Read more
Glaucoma is usually caused by a build-up of pressure within the eye and if left untreated, can cause irreversible visual impairment. However, it can be treated and its progression halted if it is detected early, so regular eye examinations are important.Read more
Dry eye syndrome is a common condition that occurs when the eyes do not make enough tears or the tears evaporate too quickly. This causes the eyes to dry out and become inflamed and irritated. There is a range of treatment options to help alleviate the symptoms.Read more
Diabetic retinopathy is a condition that can lead to sight loss, but its progression can be halted if it is detected and treated early. Because it does not present with any noticeable symptoms in the early stages, annual eye screening is vital for anyone with diabetes.Read more
The main cause of sight impairment worldwide, cataracts are cloudy patches that develop in the clear lens of the eye, causing the vision to become blurred or misty. The only treatment that is proven to be effective for cataracts is surgery.Read more
Blepharitis is a condition in which the eyelids become red and swollen, particularly around the edges. While it tends to be a long-term, recurring condition separated by periods without symptoms, it is not contagious and the symptoms can often be easily managed.Read more
If you have any concerns about your eye health, contact or visit your local Specsavers store immediately.
The importance of regular eye examinations
The best way to prevent any eye condition developing is to have a thorough, professional eye examination at least every two years. It is easy to forget about the need to look after our eyes, because they don’t always hurt when there is a problem. You may not even have symptoms until a condition is well advanced. Thankfully, most minor eye conditions are easily detected and treated, and if potentially serious eye conditions are detected and managed early, it is often possible to halt or slow down the loss of vision. That’s why regular check-ups are so important.Request an appointment
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