Minor Urgent Eye Problems

Minor urgent eye problems do not necessarily need to see a GP.

Minor urgent eye problems include:

  • red or painful eye
  • foreign body
  • sudden change in vision
  • sudden onset of flashes
  • sudden onset of floaters

For advice and help, please telephone the Primary Eye Care Telephone Triage Service on 0300 303 4922. This is manned by qualified opticians who will assess the condition over the telephone, provide advice and if necessary refer the patient to the nearest optician offering urgent care.