EMERGENCY APPOINTMENTS

If you're experiencing any eye discomfort, pain or eyesight issues, we offer NHS emergency appointments 6 days per week. We will always try to see patients as quickly as possible.

When you come in for your emergency appointment, we will check your vision and run a short eye test to assess the problem you are having. From the results we will be able to find you a solution to the problem which may or may not include suitable medication or treatment.

If you’re experiencing eye discomfort, pain or eyesight issues, we offer emergency appointments.

The following symptoms may indicate an emergency that requires immediate medical attention:

  • Double vision (seeing two things at once)
  • Black spots or flashes of light
  • Sudden vision loss in one eye
  • Seeing halos or rainbows around light
  • Loss of peripheral (side) vision
  • Curtain-like disappearance of vision
  • Eye injury or pain
  • Sudden hazy or blurred vision
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Other symptoms that may arise and require an appointment but may not require an emergency examination:

  • Blurred vision
  • Light sensitivity
  • Red, crusty or swollen eyelids
  • Burning, dry or itchy eyes
  • Eye strain and/or frequent mild headaches
  • Excessive eye tearing or watering
  • Difficulty seeing dark environments

When you come in for your emergency appointment, we will check your vision and run a short eye test to assess the problem you are having. From the results we will be able to find you a solution to the problem which may or may not include suitable medication or treatment.

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