We diagnose and treat patients with a wide range of eye problems
Regular eye checks should provide the basis for maintaining
proper eye health, as some of the serious eye conditions do not
have any visible early warning symptoms.
If a problem occurs suddenly and unexpectedly, then you should
seek specialist advice from your GP or optometrist.
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Great Western Hospital - first floor (please see Floor plans).
The optometrists in our department provide the following
services for patients who are referred from the ophthalmologists,
their own optometrist or their GP:
For patients where good vision cannot be achieved with
conventional spectacles or contact lenses.
Low vision aids such as specialist spectacles, magnifiers,
telescopes, electronic magnifiers, lighting and other non-optical
methods to optimise the use of remaining vision are demonstrated
For those with complex prescription demands or when it is
required by an ophthalmologist for diagnostic purposes.
For children attending the orthoptic service to determine if any
spectacles are required.
We do not dispense spectacles at GWH - our
optometrists issue a prescription, where appropriate, that can be
taken to any optical practice.
For patients of all ages where there is a medical need - e.g.
where vision cannot be improved with spectacles or for relief from
pain caused by certain eye conditions.
We fit and prescribe many types of specialist lenses
Our optometrists also work in the Eye Clinic alongside the
ophthalmologists providing glaucoma and age-related macular
Tel: 01793 604505
Outpatient opening times: 8.00am-5.00pm
Outpatient clinic times: 8.30am-4.30pm
For all new and follow-up appointments, please contact
Tel: 01793 604702
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