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Runcorn eyecare team help alleviate NHS burden

11 February, 2016
Specsavers champions the importance of regular eye tests
Runcorn team eyecare services help alleviate NHS burden


Runcorn Specsavers now provides eye health services on behalf of the NHS, making GP and hospital waiting times for this care a thing of the past.

Dibaetic screening service 

The team in Runcorn Shopping Centre can investigate and help manage a number of minor eye conditions, including red or watery eye and dry or sticky eye. Patients can be referred to the team through their GP or make an appointment themselves. 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 six days a week. 

Keep an eye on your health

Store director Stuart Jones 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 signs of many conditions and monitor progress, including glaucoma, diabetes, high blood pressure and in extreme cases, tumours.

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

Book an eye test today 

Eye health services are now available in selected Specsavers stores nationwide. The team in Runcorn 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.

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