Many Opticians can now offer free assessment and treatment for many minor eye problems including :
- Red eye
- Sticky eye
- Watery eye (excessive tears)
- Pain or discomfort around the eyes.
- Recent onset or sudden increase of flashes of light or floating
objects in your vision.
As a result of the assessment you may be given the appropriate treatment by the Optician, directly referred to the hospital eye service (without the need to see a GP) or asked to make an appointment with your GP
Locally Banks Optometrists (Brixton), Medirex Opticans (Oval), Oval Eyes Opticians,(Oval) Medirex Opticians (Stockwell), Medirex Opticians (Vauxhall) offer this FREE service.
Please note that if you are suffering with significant pain, sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes, chemical burns or penetrating eye injury you should go directly to the Eye Casualty Department at St Thomas' hospital or nearest A+E.