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The Manchester Red Eye Service is now called the COVID Urgent Eye Service (CUES).
You can now get walk-in assessment and treatment for red, sore or itchy eyes through your local optometrist.
This is a free service available to all patients over the age of 12 years who are registered with a Manchester GP.
The service provides a patient experiencing recently occurring red eye conditions with appropriate treatment closer to home or work.
The service is provided by accredited optometrists (also known as opticians) with the specialist knowledge and skills to carry out this work at a local optometry practice.
Eye conditions which can be treated in the Red Eye/CUES Service.
The service is designed for recently occurring medical eye conditions such as:
If you are unsure whether your symptoms qualify, please contact one of the optometry practices who can advise you.
Please be aware that your normal optometry practice may have chosen not to offer this service.
You can contact any of these practices directly (self-refer) to make an appointment and ask to be seen under the Red Eye Service/CUES.
Appointments are available during normal working hours and you will be seen within 24 hours.
Alternatively, your GP or other healthcare professional may refer you to the optometrist for treatment.
The optometrist will discuss your eye history, any symptoms you may be experiencing and any related medical history.
You will receive an eye assessment relevant to your symptoms. This does not replace the routine sight test.
Please take your glasses and a list of current medications with you to the appointment.
As a result of the consultation you may be:
This service does not replace the routine eye examination.
A sight test will not be performed as part of the assessment or treatment and you will not be issued with a prescription for glasses.
You may not be able to drive immediately after your eye examination.
If you have any of the following conditions you must go directly to your nearest accident and emergency department or Manchester Royal Eye Hospital Oxford Road Manchester M13 9WL: