Specsavers opticians in St Helens and Huyton now provide eye health services to help manage a number of common eye conditions, meaning people will not have to wait for GP or hospital appointments for this type of care.
Both branches will now be able to examine and help customers with a range of minor eye conditions. Anyone experiencing pain, discomfort, redness, sudden changes or flashes of light in their vision, among other symptoms, can access some or all of these services from stores in the region. Appointments can be booked at short notice with availability seven days a week.
Champion of optical care
The Optometrist Director of Specsavers in St Helens, Andrew Dagnall, says: ‘Specsavers has long been a champion not only of the importance of regular eye examinations but of general eye health. At Specsavers we already detect and manage more eye conditions than any other UK opticians. We introduced free digital retinal photography as part of our regular eye examination several years ago, allowing us to detect and monitor many conditions, including glaucoma, diabetes and high blood pressure.
‘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 GP surgeries and other NHS services.’
Eye health clinics are now available in selected Specsavers stores nationwide. Specsavers stores in Huyton and St Helens can detect and manage minor eye conditions, including red eye, dry eye, watering eye, blepharitis and flashes and floaters in the vision. Help with more complex conditions will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.
This service varies slightly for each store. Customers should contact their nearest store for more information.