Hospital Eye Service
Some children need to be seen by eye specialists at the hospital, usually for conditions like a squint (one eye pointing in the wrong direction) or lazy eye (one eye seeing better than the other). If the optometrist who examines the child feels this is necessary then a referral will be sent directly up to the hospital and an appointment will be sent to their home address in the post.
Children under the care of the hospital will be given a voucher towards any necessary glasses and that voucher can be brought into our practice and used towards spectacles. A hospital voucher works in the same way that an NHS voucher does so many frames are free and for a contribution, designer frames are also available. Replacements and repairs can also be claimed for on the NHS even if your child is under the hospital.