How Do I Book an Appointment With the Service?
If the service is available in your area, then you can choose and contact an optical practice directly to make an appointment. This is called self-referral.
Find a local optometry practice that offers Community Urgent Eyecare Service appointments.
An appointment will normally be required – whether virtually (telephone or video) or face to face, so please telephone first.
Please do not visit the practice without first booking an appointment. You will be asked some questions about your symptoms to assess your needs. More urgent cases will be seen within 24hrs.
If you have very minor symptoms the optometrist may advise you how to manage the condition yourself or how to seek support from your local pharmacy.
Appointments are available during normal working hours and some practices offer appointments in the evenings and at weekends. Not all practices have an optometrist available every day, but if they don’t, they will be able to find you an alternative appointment nearby.