Optometrists examine your eyes to detect any problems with your vision and general eye health and then treat any problem, often with glasses or contact lens.

Our optometrists also do pre and post cataract assessments, support the glaucoma service and preform various laser procedures.

Aintree also has an Ophthalmology Acute Referral Service (OARS) which provides rapid patient review and advice, you can be referred here by your GP.

Optometry services we offer:

Refraction service

This service assesses your vision and uses different tests to spot and correct any refractive error (a problem with the way light moves through your eye) using a range of specialised techniques.

We also carry out visual assessments before your consultant will consider you for partial sight or blind person registration.

Contact lens service

This service assesses and fits patients with contact lenses and provides the necessary aftercare. We specialise in conditions where contact lenses are clinically necessary.

Low visual aid service

We assess visually impaired patients with the aim of helping them to maximise their vision using distance and near low vision aids. We also supply low visual aids and typoscopes (reading guides) and advise on lighting contrasts and other things that might affect visually impaired people.

We also perform assessments of visually impaired patients who are seeking work to identify their special equipment needs.

Vision assessment services

Here we provide a wide range of vision assessment services for a variety of research purposes.

More information

Outpatient Department, Ground Floor, Elective Care Centre.