Optician's services include checking for:

  • Sudden loss of vision
  • Blurred vision
  • Painful or red eyes
  • Sudden flashes and floaters

Opticians have the same specialist equipment as specialist eye doctors (hospital ophthalmologists) and may be able to treat and manage your eye problem without the need to go anywhere else.

They can also refer you to the hospital eye clinic if necessary.

To make an emergency appointment you can phone a local optician / optometrist or contact NHS 24 on 111.

You can use our near me database to find your closest optician or ophthalmologists

Last Updated: 13 April 2022