Eye problems

If you are experiencing a problem with your eyes, such as:

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

Our GPs are not trained specialists and will not be able to help.

Find out below what urgent eye care services are available:

Community Eye Care Service (CUES)

People across Bath, North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire can access urgent eyecare, free of charge and close to home by calling 0300 303 4922 Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm. 

The service means that high-street opticians can offer free treatment advice and management for urgent eye conditions such as a red or painful eye, foreign body, sudden change in vision, or sudden onset of flashes and floaters which may suggest retinal detachment.

Anyone, whatever age and whether registered with an optician or not, can access treatment for any new or worsening urgent eye conditions.

Bristol Eye Hospital

Bristol Eye Hospital have an emergency department you can attend. Find out more.

For any non-urgent issues with your eyes - such as an eye test - you should contact your local Opticians.