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Eye health services in Blackburn help alleviate NHS burden

29 March, 2016
Specsavers in Blackburn now provides additional eye health services on behalf of the NHS
Specsavers in Blackburn now provides additional eye health services on behalf of the NHS

The Blackburn team is proud to now provide additional eye health services on behalf of the NHS to help manage a number of minor eye conditions, making GP and hospital waiting times a thing of the past.

Specsavers in Lord Street Mall and Morrisons in Railway Road can investigate and help manage a number of minor eye conditions, including red or watering eye and dry or sticky eye. Anyone with a problem can call the store to book an appointment at short notice or they could be referred through their GP or pharmacist. Delivered on behalf of the NHS, there is no cost to the customer for these services.

Eye health champions
Specsavers Blackburn store director Stuart Ingleby said: ‘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 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 Blackburn with the added benefit of helping to reduce the pressure on our local NHS services.’

Added benefits
Additional eye health services are now available in selected Specsavers stores nationwide. The two stores Blackburn can 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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