Specsavers in Armthorpe now provides a range of specialist eye health services on behalf of the NHS, making GP and hospital waiting times in the city a thing of the past.
The branch can investigate and help manage a number of eye conditions, including watery, red, sticky, itchy and dry eye symptoms. Anyone suffering from one of these problems can book an appointment with the store directly, often for the same day, or could be referred through their GP. This service is available to people who are registered with a GP in the area.
Beat the queues
The store’s qualified optometrists can also assess cataracts and advise patients on the options for care and treatment and provide follow-up appointments after operations. Delivered on behalf of the NHS, there is no cost to the customer for these services apart from charges for some eye drops if needed.
A word from the store director
Specsavers Armthorpe's Director, Zoe Lancaster, says: ‘Specsavers has long been a champion not only of the importance of regular eye tests but of general eye health. We already detect and manage more eye conditions than any other UK opticians. In our store we introduced free digital retinal photography as part of our regular eye examination several years ago, allowing us to detect signs of many conditions and monitor progress, including glaucoma and high blood pressure.’
Lorna continues: ‘We are proud to take our clinical expertise a stage further and enhance the level of care we can offer people in the area with the added benefit of helping to reduce the pressure on our local NHS services.’
Additional eye health services are now available in selected Specsavers stores nationwide. The store in Armthorpe can now detect and manage minor eye conditions, including red-eye, dry eye and floaters on the same day. Help with more complex conditions will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.
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