IIn the event of a contact lens emergency the following out of hours numbers may be used:
If you are on a Direct Debit Care plan (Eyelife) and we need to see you, the cost of any examination is covered under emergency provisions
If you are experiencing a non-contact lens emergency such as a sudden onset of:
flashing lights and floaters
loss of vision
or if you have a foreign body in your eye
please contact the practice and speak to a member of the team for advice.
If you have a Herefordshire, Worcestershire or Gloucestershire GP you may be eligible to be seen under the NHS commissioned CUES (Community Urgent Eyecare Scheme) which was consolidated from a previous NHS funded scheme.
This scheme makes it possible for patients with urgent eyecare needs to see an appropriately qualified optometrist with 48 hours where the fee is paid by the NHS. If a prescription for medical treatment is needed, the Independent Prescribing Optometrists at BBR Optometry have access to NHS prescribing and if referral is needed for further medical examination this can be appropriately directed.