People across Swindon can now access free NHS treatment for urgent eye care from a local optician. The brand new service, commissioned by the local NHS, means that high street opticians can offer free treatment for urgent eye conditions such as itchy and red eyes, scratched or swollen eyes or unexplained reduced vision. Anyone, whatever age and whether registered with an optician or not, will be able to access treatment for any new or worsening eye conditions. This is a temporary service set up as a result of concerns that many patients were not seeking treatment for eye conditions due to worries about exposing themselves to Covid19 by visiting A&E departments or their GP.
The participating Opticians in Swindon are
Specsavers, 62/63 Regent Street, Swindon SN1 1JS. Tel 01793 617858
Leightons Opticians, 33 Wood Street, Swindon SN1 4AN. Tel 01793 522586