Specialist Examinations at O’Sullivan Opticians
The Welsh Eye Care Initiative is unique to optometric practices within Wales and includes both The Eye Health Examination and the Primary Eye Care Acute Referral Scheme.
Eye Health Examination: The Eye Health Examination enables accredited optometrists to screen vulnerable patients who are more at risk of developing eye disease, or patients who would find the consequences of losing their sight particularly difficult. Early detection of eye disease in these groups is particularly important as patients may be asymptomatic.
Primary Eye Care Acute Referral Scheme: The purpose of a PEARS examination is to address the needs of the patient presenting with an acute eye condition i.e. ocular symptoms which would require urgent, if not immediate, attention. This means that accredited optometrists will need to make good clinical judgements in practice and follow these judgements through sensibly.
We are accredited to perform these examinations at all of our practices.
Low Vision Assessment: Low vision is a term used to describe a sight problem that cannot be corrected by glasses, contact lenses or medical treatment and may cause people, including children and young people, some difficulties in everyday activities.
Some people with low vision may require a device to help them with certain tasks such as reading print, seeing things in the distance like bus numbers or watching a football match. In order to determine if a patient could benefit from using one or more low vision aids, they can have a low vision assessment. As part of the Welsh Low Vision Scheme there are now over a hundred optometrists and dispensing opticians across Wales who are qualified to provide low vision assessments in their practices. The assessment and any low-tech low vision aids that are prescribed will be supplied free of charge.
We are registered to perform these assessments at all of our practices.
School Vision: Please click the School Vision link on the left for more information.
Sports Vision: Please click the Sports Vision link on the left for more information