Scheme is a 'sight for sore eyes'
A new scheme to help people who have sore, red eyes has been launched in Manchester.
The service, called the “Red Eye Scheme” allows people who have an eye infection or a recently red eye the chance to self refer, and be seen by an optician without charge.
The scheme will run across Manchester with over 35 Optometry practices taking part. Patients will usually be seen within 24 hours. Other conditions that the Optician will be able to help with include dry eyes and styes.
Hilary Hodgson, Optometrist and optometric adviser to NHS Manchester said: “There are often times when we suffer from a red or sore eye which can be painful and uncomfortable.”
She added “The Red Eye scheme is free and will allow patients to be examined and treated quickly, at a practice which is convenient to them by a specifically trained optometrist.”
The scheme is open to anyone over the age of 12 who is registered with a Manchester GP.
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