Opticians are eye experts and are there to help keep your eyes healthy. They can also make sure you have the right glasses or contact lenses, if you need them.
You should have an eye test at least every two years, even if you don’t wear glasses. An eye test can help to spot problems or conditions like glaucoma or cataracts earlier.
If you have any problems with your eyes, including the symptoms below, you should first contact your regular optician.
- Red or painful eye
- Something in your eye that won’t come out
- Sudden change in vision
- Flashes or things floating across your eyes
All patients registered with a Stockport GP are entitled to access a service to manage minor eye conditions. This service has been commissioned by the CCG and is provided by 21 local optometry (optician) practices.
You can generally access these by contacting your preferred optician directly.
There are the following services available:-
- Minor Eye Conditions Service
- Urgent Eyecare Service
Further information is available here: https://primaryeyecare.co.uk/
If your optician is not a part of the Urgent Eyecare Service, you can find a practice by clicking here and entering your postcode.
The service is available throuhgout the week and from some locations at weekends and evenings. Always call first – this is not a walk-in service.
You will be able to explain your eye problem to the optician. After that, you might be given self-care information, booked in for an appointment, referral to hospital eye services or referred back to us if you need hlpe with other issues.
Here is a list of some local opticians within one mile of the practice, this list is up to date to the best of our knowledge:-
15 High Street
Cheadle SK8 1AX
0161 495 7217
4 Stockport Road
Cheadle SK8 2AA
0161 428 2396
2 Rectory Court
13 Wilmslow Road
Cheadle SK8 1DW
0161 491 4271
19 Wilmslow Road
0161 428 3717
179 Gatley Road
Stockport SK8 4BB
0161 428 4858