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Extended NHS service at Huyton opticians

11 February, 2016
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An opticians in Huyton now provides a range of additional eye health services, making GP and hospital waiting times for this care a thing of the past.

Specsavers in the Forum Centre can investigate and manage a number of minor eye conditions, including red or watery eye and dry or sticky eye.

Anyone with a GP in St Helens or Halton is eligible 

This service is available to people who are registered with a GP in St Helens or Halton. Anyone with a problem can simply attend the store or call for an appointment and they will be seen within 24 hours, or offered an appointment with another accredited optician.

The store’s qualified optometrists can also assess cataracts and advise patients on the options for future care and treatment. This service is available to people living in St Helens and Halton.

Diabetic screening one of the services now available 

A diabetic screening service is also available at the store. Delivered on behalf of the NHS, there is no cost to the customer for these services and appointments can be booked at short notice with availability seven days a week.

Specsavers Huyton store director Melanie Lutas says: ‘Specsavers has long been a champion not only of the importance of regular eye tests but of general eye health.

We already test and diagnose 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, diabetes, high blood pressure and in extreme cases, tumours.

Best ever clinical expertise

Melanie continues: ‘We are proud to take our clinical expertise a stage further and enhance the level of care we can offer people in Huyton with the added benefit of helping to reduce the pressure on our local NHS services.’

Additional eyecare services are now available in selected Specsavers stores nationwide.

The store in Huyton can detect and manage minor eye conditions, including red eye, dry eye and floaters on the same day. More complex conditions will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.