Eye investigations before your hospital appointment

    WHY HAS A FURTHER OPTICIANS APPOINTMENT BEEN ARRANGED FOR YOU?

    Following your recent eye examination with your Optometrist or visit to your GP, the Optometrist or GP have requested an appointment at the hospital for you.

    Before an appointment can be arranged, the hospital would like you to have a further tests. Your optometrist or GP might not have these instruments and you have therefore been referred to an Optometric Practice that does. 

    WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

    The Optometrist will carry out the extra tests as requested by the hospital and send the results to the hospital. Please do not drive to the appointment yourself. The test may include having your eyes dilated which can blur your vision.

    Please take a list of your current medication and your current prescription glasses with you to your appointment. A copy of the results will be sent to a senior consultant at the Eye Hospital.

    WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOUR EXTRA TESTS AT THE OPTOMETRISTS?

    If no further hospital investigations are required, the hospital will let you and your GP know, and if you had an appointment with the hospital, and you simply need to attend your usual eye checks at your opticians.

    If the repeat test shows that further investigation or treatment at the hospital is required, the hospital will notify you of the outcome. This will usually be a hospital appointment with a specialist doctor (Ophthalmologist), but it can be additional eye tests or a direct listing for surgery. Expect 1-2 hours for appointments.

    For the current patient information leaflet or a list of participating optometric practices, please click on the relevant link below.  

    List of Practices participating in RRS:

    RRS Patient Leaflet: