A recent and sudden change to your vision
Irritation and inflammation
A significant recent sticky discharge from your eye
Something in your eye
Pain in your eye
A recent or sudden increase of flashers and floaters
Dry, gritty and uncomfortable eyes
Sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes
Significant trauma such as a penetrating injury or lacerations to your eye or eyelid
Chemical injury or burns
Problems arising from recent eye surgery
Your GP, practice nurse, pharmacist or another optician who isn’t PEARS accredited can refer you to the service or you can access it direct. The service is free if the GP you’re registered with is part of the MECS scheme. Please contact your practice to find out if they are.
We can still see you in an emergency if your GP is not part of the scheme, for a nominal fee.
Book you an urgent appointment at the hospital eye clinic if your condition is serious
Refer you to the hospital eye clinic if you need to be seen by them but your condition is not urgent
Advise you to see your GP if your eye condition is related to your general health
Advise you to visit your local pharmacist for medication
Our accreditation under PEARS proves we are an ophthalmic practitioner with the specialist knowledge, skills and equipment needed to carry out a detailed eye examination.
Not all opticians are qualified to this degree, even if they have the necessary equipment.
Therefore, if you are referred to us or you find you need to see us in an emergency, please rest assured.
We are highly-qualified and experienced and will always provide you with the best possible eye care.