At our practice, we often come across patients with ocular hyperaemia (red eye), discharge and discomfort. This is primarily managed with ocular lubricants, over-the-counter remedies and remedial eyelid hygiene. For patients who are not entitled to exemptions from NHS charges, we can prescribe ointments and eye drops via signed orders.
We find that the majority problems leading to red eyes are not from infections, but often allergic/seasonal conjunctivitis which would not benefit from anti-biotic medication.
It may be that your case requires urgent intervention and so we ensure to see red eye patients as soon as possible upon arrival to the practice. We find a brief appointment (15 minutes) is sufficient to make a diagnosis. As the examination is only of the external eye, a full eye examination or refraction is not normally required.
For a full dry eye and red eye assessment book an appointment at Visionwise Opticians today.
We use the latest equipment to assess dry eyes.
Whether you’re looking for one of our eye care services, want to buy a new frame for your glasses or just want to know a bit more about what we do, you can contact us via the form below or at 020 8520 4105.