Local optician services
Many eye conditions can be seen by your high street optometrist without a GP referral. This service is available free of charge for:
- Selected categories of patients who may be at greater risk of eye disease and may be entitled to an eye healthcare examination.
- A patient who has a sudden eye problem can request an Eye Health Examination Wales.
Any member of the public can receive either of these eye examinations by visiting an Eye Health and EHEW registered optometrist (ophthalmic optician). A list of accredited optometrists is available here: - Services in your area.
Accredited optometrists will often display the purple smiling face in their practice windows (opposite).
Full details are at www.eyecarewales.nhs.uk