Barnsley Specsavers now provides 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.
Minor eye conditions now treated
Specsavers Barnsley in Queen Street can now test and help customers with minor eye conditions on behalf of the NHS. Anyone experiencing pain, discomfort, redness, sudden changes or flashes of light in their vision, among other symptoms, can access these services.
As the service provided through the NHS there is no cost to the customer for this service and appointments can be booked at short notice with availability seven days a week.
Specsavers Barnsley, store director, Darren Thornton says: ‘Specsavers has long been a champion not only of the importance of regular eye tests but of general eye health. We already detect and manage 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 Barnsley with the added benefit of helping to reduce the pressure on our local GP surgeries and other NHS services.’
Clinics now available
Eye health clinics are now available in selected Specsavers stores nationwide. The store in Barnsley 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.