It is more appropriate to visit an Optician than a GP for most eye problems. Any patient with an eye problem should see their local optician/optometrist who can examine patients' eyes, test their sight, give advice on visual problems and prescribe and fit spectacles/contact lenses.
An optician is trained to recognise diseases of the eyes, such as glaucoma and cateract, as well as general health conditions such as diabetes. The optician can refer patients to other medical practioners when necessary.
An optician can treat and manage patients with a range of eye conditions such as conjunctivitis, scratched eye, etc as some of these activities involve the use of specialist equipment to carry out their role.
Click here to see Opticians in Barry. Please contact an optician of your choice to ensure they provide this service.