The Welsh Government fund the Eye Health Examination Wales Service.

It provides expert eye care to those patients with an eye problem needing urgent attention or those at higher risk of eye disease. Specially trained eye care practitioners (optometrists and opticians) in most high streets throughout Wales can provide this free NHS service in your community.

They can also direct you to the hospital, GP or pharmacist for further treatment or investigation if needed. 

How do I get an assessment?

You must live in Wales and fall into one of the below groups:

• Have eye symptoms which you think are in need of urgent attention. Your eye care practitioner will tell you if you are eligible.

• Be referred for an assessment by a GP, pharmacist or other health care professional..

• Be of Black or Asian ethnic group (aged 40 or over).

• Have sight only in one eye.

• Have a hearing impairment.

• Have Retinitis Pigmentosa..

The examination may take longer than your usual sight test so it is best to telephone ahead to make an appointment.

Where Do I Find this Free Service?

It is likely that the service will be offered by the optometrist/optician which you usually visit, this is normally the best first choice. 

  • Rayner Optician (Ponty) 01792 862 583
  • David Jenkins (Ystrad) 01639 843 627
  • Evans and Hughes (Ammanford) 01269 591701
  • Specsavers (Ammanford) 01269 590190
  • Vision Express (Ammanford) 01269 592457