PEARS Referral Scheme

Have you got a sudden new eye problem? You can get this assessed free of charge at most local opticians If you are registered with a Kirklees or Calderdale GP and have a new acute eye problem, such as a red, painful eye, a foreign body in the eye or sudden deterioration of your vision, you can now get assessed at a number of local opticians’ practices.

This means every optician participating in the PEARS scheme can examine and possibly treat you for the problem. If the optician finds your eye problem is more complicated, they will be able to refer you directly to the Ophthalmology department at the hospital.