Surrey Downs CCG Location: New PEARS (Primary Eye-Care Assessment and Referral Service for minor Eye Conditions now offered locally by some opticians – for what symptoms and where can you refer patients?
New PEARS (Primary Eye-Care Assessment and Referral Service) for minor eye conditions
For patients registered in the Surrey Downs CCG area of Surrey:
Surrey Downs CCG are pleased to announce that the new Primary Eye-Care Assessment and Referral Service (PEARS) for Minor Eye Conditions has launched. Following procurement in August 2017, the service will be provided by:
Guildford, 23 Friary Street, GU1 4EH. Tel: 01483 452225.
Dorking, 110 High Street, RH4 1BA: Tel: 01306 745350.
Woking, 3 Mercia Walk, Wolsey Place Shopping Centre, GU21 1XS. Tel: 01483 767170.
Epsom, Unit 3 28, 22 High Street, KT19 8AH. Tel: 01372 744250.
Leatherhead, 12 The Swan Centre, KT22 8AH. Tel: 01372 227740.
Kingston, 56-58 Clarence Street, KT1 1NP. Tel: 020 8974 6677.
Surbiton, 2 Surbiton Parade, KT6 4RB. Tel: 020 8339 8900.
Walton-on-Thames, 22 High Street, KT12 1DA. Tel: 01932 251960.
Banstead, 105 High Street, SM7 2NL. Tel: 01737 858940.
Integrated Care Partnership
Old Cottage Hospital, Alexandra Road, Epsom, KT17 4BL. Tel: 01372 847304.
The new service covers the following conditions: Red eye or eyelids, dry eye or gritty/uncomfortable eyes, inflammation and irritation of the eye, significant sticky discharge from the eye or watery eye, recently occurring flashes and floaters, in-growing eyelashes, recent and sudden reduced vision, foreign body in the eye, eye pain and excessive tears.
You may see patients who come in to pharmacies who may be appropriate to be directed to this service. A link to download materials and information on the service can be found on the Surrey Downs CCG website; http://www.surreydownsccg.nhs.uk/conditions-and-treatments/eye-care/