Opticians are now able to provide face-to-face consultations for emergency and essential eye care. Routine eye care and eye examinations remain suspended until further notice. The use of telephone and video consultations will continue to minimise the requirement for face-to-face assessments and maximise safety. You should continue to contact your optician by phone in the first instance.
If you have any of the above problems, you should contact an optometrist at a local opticians to arrange an appointment.
They will assess the problem and advise you if it is urgent. They have the training and necessary specialist equipment to assess eye problems and can treat and manage many conditions themselves.
Optometrists can refer you directly to hospital if the problem is more serious or an emergency.
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