A new Urgent Eye Care Service (CUES) is now available in Bedfordshire and Luton.
If you have a new minor eye care problem that needs urgent or emergency care you can be assessed and treated by opticians as part of our Urgent Eye Care Service.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on the availability of a number of routine health services. The NHS is keen to ensure urgent eye care is delivered safely in the community through remote triage and consultations (by telephone or video), to minimise face to face appointments and make use of technology to reduce patient-practitioner contact time. The Urgent Eye Care Service will reduce pressure on busy GP practices and hospital eye services / ophthalmology departments by making use of the network of local opticians in our area to treat urgent and emergency minor eye care problems.
Read more about the New Urgent Eye Care Service.