Our optometrists are extremely well placed in the community to deal with eye accidents, injuries and emergencies, help those suffering from dry eyes, low vision or carry out glaucoma monitoring.
Click on a service below to find out how we can help you.
Emergency eye appointments
Our optometrists are extremely well placed in the community to deal with eye accidents, injuries and emergencies quickly and effectively.
We have the training, equipment and access to the wider healthcare system to enable us to make quick decisions that can often prove to be sight saving.
This service is useful for you if you’ve noticed an issue with your eyes or vision that is causing you concern.
A foreign body in the eye - e.g. grit, dust, sand or metallic particles
Painful, red, watery eyes
Blurred vision or a sudden change in vision
Flashes, floaters or obscured vision.
Instead of making an appointment with your local GP, get in touch with us straight away and we can see you at one of our Eccleston, Parbold and Standish practices.
If we feel you need to be referred for further help, we will recommend the best course of action.
Specialists in dry eye management
If you are experiencing discomfort or are worried that you may have dry eyes, make an appointment to see our qualified optometrists who can check the health of your eyes.
We provide a specialised dry eye clinic at all three of our Suzanne Dennis Optometrist locations.
During your initial assessment, we will measure the quality and quantity of your tears as well as carrying out a thorough eye health check.
Following this examination, if required, we will suggest solutions to manage your symptoms and bring relief from your discomfort.
If you have already been diagnosed with glaucoma, ocular hypertension, or you are at risk of developing glaucoma, you will know that your condition needs to be monitored regularly.
At our Eccleston practice, we work with specialist ophthalmologists to monitor your glaucoma. Your appointment will include:
Measuring the pressure inside the eye - often a puff of air or a special contact 'tonometer'
Examination of your 'visual field' - usually, a machine where you press a button when you see lights in your peripheral vision
Examination of your optic nerve using digital imaging.
All these tests are very straightforward, don't hurt and are carried out by our Eccleston optometrists. We send your results to your glaucoma specialist who then decides if further monitoring is necessary.
Low vision clinic
Low vision cannot be fixed by glasses, contact lenses, medicine or surgery. If you have low vision you may struggle with things like reading, driving and recognising people's faces.
At our low vision clinics, we will undertake an eye examination to assess your level of vision and the health of your eyes.
We will then assess your residual vision to advise what assistance low vision aids may give you to see more clearly things like correspondence, television, bus numbers etc.
Following this examination, if required, we will suggest solutions to such as magnifying devices to assist you with your daily activities.