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Some eye conditions are safe to be assessed and treated in the community, such as:

  • some types of red eyes or eye lids
  • dry eyes or gritty and uncomfortable eyes
  • irritated or inflamed eyes
  • sticky discharge or watery eyes
  • ingrown eyelashes
  • foreign bodies in the eye
  • some types of flashes and floaters
  • recent and sudden loss of vision

Please note that this is not a sight test

This is a free NHS service available from specially trained optometrists in your local area.

The service is available to patients over the age of 16 years and registered with a GP practice in Royston, Cambridge City, Cambridge North/South, Huntingdon, St Ives, St Neots, Ely or Wisbech area.

To make an appointment, call one of the optometry practices listed. You will be asked some questions about your symptoms in order to assess how quickly you need to be seen by the service.

You can walk in without an appointment but you may be required to wait for an available appointment, or the Optometrist may agree with you to book you in for another time. This may be because there are no available appointments or because the optometrist may need to put drops in your eyes (see below).

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