People suffering with recent eye conditions can now visit Telford Specsavers to make use of a free advice service.
Funded by the NHS, the Primary Eyecare Assessment and Referral Service (PEARS) enables customers experiencing acute eye conditions – such as eye irritation or a sudden increase of floaters – to book assessments at the store, as long as they are registered with a Shropshire, Telford or Wrekin GP.
With five PEARS qualified optometrists in store, customers are able to make an appointment for a time that suits them.
‘This is a very valuable service for people in the local community, so we’re proud to be able to offer appointments throughout the week,’ said Vinay Najran, store director. ‘GPs tend to be under great time pressures these days and PEARS enables us to take some of that pressure away by providing assessments in store, saving customers a visit to their GP.
‘Many of the conditions we see in store can be managed quite easily, but if the condition is more serious, we’ll refer the customer to a suitable specialist immediately.’
To find out more about PEARS, click here.