Specsavers in Acocks Green is providing eye health services on behalf of the NHS to help manage a number of eye conditions, meaning people will not have to wait for GP or hospital appointments for this type of care.
Expert care and advise
Ramiz Ahmed, optometrist at the store, can test and help customers with minor eye conditions. Anyone experiencing pain, discomfort, redness, sudden changes or flashes of light in their vision, can access the store’s expertise.
Delivered on behalf of the NHS for people within the Solihull CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group), there is no cost to the customer for these services. Appointments can be made easily and will be within 48 hours excluding weekends and Bank Holidays. Specsavers in Acocks Green is one of a number of opticians who are qualified to carry out this service.
‘Specsavers has been an extensive champion not only of the importance of regular eye tests but of general eye health, said Ramiz. ‘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 the local 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. The stores can detect and manage minor eye conditions, including red eye, dry eye, watering eye, blepharitis and floaters in the vision on the same day. Help with more complex conditions will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.