Specsavers in Warrington can now provide eye health services to help manage a number of eye conditions, allowing customers to avoid the wait for GP or hospital appointments for this type of care.
Anyone experiencing pain, discomfort, redness, sudden changes or flashes of light in their vision, among other symptoms, can access these services.
Appointments can be booked at short notice with availability seven days a week.
Eye health champions
Specsavers Warrington store director Andrea Eaton said: ‘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 our customers with the added benefit of helping to reduce the pressure on our local GP surgeries and other NHS services.’
The store in Warrington 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.