Accidents & Emergencies
Our eyes are built to be well protected from mechanical injury by their bony orbits. They naturally fight off infection through anti-microbial properties in our tear film. Our lids, lashes and blink relex are designed to provide protection from foreign bodies.
Unfortunately, injuries do still occur and there are a group of conditions which are classified as sight threatening.
Optometrists are extremely well placed within the community to deal with emergencies quickly and effectively. We have the training, equipment and access to wider referral pathways to enable us to make quick decisions that can often prove to be sight saving.
Many local NHS trusts have Minor Eye Conditions Schemes (MECS) in place which give rapid access to an NHS funded assessment provided by local optometrists.
If you are concerned about the health of your eyes or have a questions, do not hesitate to contact us on 01245 357766.