Saunders and Schwarz
Your Local Independent Optician
DENBIGH 01745 812767
LLANRWST 01492 640682
Optometrists / Optometrydd
The Welsh Eye Health Examination
Our Optometrists have undertaken extra training and accreditation allowing them to conduct the new style of examination known as the Primary Eyecare Acute Referral (PEARS) examination. This means that should you have an acute problem with your eyes or fall within an 'at risk' category, we will fit you in within 24 hours for an extended examination, concentrating on the health of your eyes. This may involve putting drops in the eyes to widen the pupils therefore allowing a wide, clear view of the backs of your eyes. We would advise you not to drive after this procedure, as vision may be blurry for some time afterwards.
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Research has shown that certain groups of people are much more likely to develop glaucoma, diabetes, cataracts and other related eye diseases. Other people in the scheme would find losing their sight particularly difficult, so special care needs to be taken to identify early eye disease.
For these reasons you are entitled to a Welsh Eye Health Examination (WEHE) if:
- You have sight in only one eye.
- You have a hearing impairment and are profoundly deaf - sight essential for lip reading.
- You suffer from Retinitis Pigmentosa or one of your parents has an inheritable eye disease.
- Your family origins are Black African, Black Caribbean, Indian, Pakistani or Bangladeshi.
- You are at risk of an eye disease by other race or family reasons.