Minor Eye Care
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Acute Eye Care Services across Northern Ireland
The Eye Care Clinic is proud to be involved in NI Pears (Primary Eye-care Assessment and Referral Service), providing minor eye care services for patients across Northern Ireland.
Julie, our optometrist, is accredited to investigate and manage, or triage for onward referral, any patient presenting with acute, sudden onset, mainly anterior and non-sight threatening, eye conditions, rather than attend hospital eye casualty or a GP.
We will offer patients an appointment within 48 hours to have the condition assessed, and where appropriate, treated at no cost through Health and Social Care. For both NHS and private patients to avail of this service, they need to be registered with a GP in Northern Ireland and have a current Health and Care number, and present with sudden on set eye-related problems.
Our optometrist will assess the eye condition of the patient and will either treat it in the practice or, if the condition is more serious, arrange a referral to the hospital acute eye service.
NI PEARS is aimed at patients with sudden onset eye conditions including:
- Red Eye(s)
- Pain and/or discomfort in the eyes or around the eye area
- Sudden reduction in vision in one or both eyes
- Recent onset or sudden increase of flashes and/or floaters in one or both eyes
- Suspected foreign body the eye
More serious eye conditions, such as large penetrating injury, acute trauma or chemical burn patients should go directly to the Regional Acute Eye Care Service at the RVH - Eye Casualty. If you should be in doubt we are happy to advise.
You can have only one NI PEARS examination per year.
Do not hesitate to contact us for any further information.
The Eye Care Clinic offers minor eye care services across Northern Ireland. Call us for more information.