Welsh Eye Care Service
The Welsh Eye Care Initiative (WECI) was set up in conjunction with the Welsh Assembly with the intention of preserving sight through the early detection of disease.
Currently this has two elements to it; firstly the Eye Health Examination which gives a free eye health examination to those who are at higher risk of eye disease through race or family history, or those who would find the loss of their vision in one eye disabling such as the profoundly deaf, or people with only one eye. The examination is more extensive than a normal sight test, and involves drops being put into the eyes to better examine the back of the eye.
The other part to the Eye Health Examination is the Primary Eyecare Acute Referral Scheme (PEARS) which enables the optometrist to perform the most suitable examination in response to an acute eye problem such as sudden vision loss, a red or painful eye.
In addition, any GP located in Wales can refer a patient to an accredited optometrist for examination under this scheme. We will endeavour to see any patient requesting a PEARS examination within 24 hours.
Tel: 01978 316777
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - 8.45am - 5.30pm
Thursday - 8.45am - 7.00pm
Friday - 9.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday - 8.45am - 4.30pm