Staff from Specsavers took to the streets of Daventry last month to raise awareness about their advanced eye health services.
The team can help manage a number of eye conditions meaning more people can be treated in store rather than having to go to their GP or hospital.
As well as speaking to members of the local community, staff have been busy informing GP surgeries in the area about the available eye health clinics and the role of a community optometrist.
The store can help customers with minor eye conditions and anyone experiencing symptoms such as pain, redness, flashes or floaters in their vision can access these services.
Lookign after your eye health
‘Eye tests are about much more than testing your sight,’ said store director, Satvinder Soomal. ‘They are an important health check which is why we are taking our clinical expertise a stage further and offering enhanced optical services to the community in and around Daventry.
‘This comes with the added benefit of helping to reduce the pressure on our local GP surgeries and other NHS services. Our team are trained to detect and manage minor eye conditions including red eye, dry eye, watering eye, blepharitis, flashes & floaters in the vision.
‘All our optometrists that work at Specsavers Daventry are further accredited by Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre (WOPEC), an external body, to deliver minor eye conditions, glaucoma refinement and cataract assessment.’
Book an appointment today
Appointments at Specsavers in Daventry can be booked at short notice and are available seven days a week.
Everyone’s vision is different so when you come to the store your eye test is tailored to you, using the latest technology and techniques. This may include digital retinal photography, which takes a very detailed picture of the back of the eyes and helps the optician record any changes which you may not be aware of yet.