CUES SERVICE (MANCHESTER RED EYE SCHEME) AT THE EYE TEAM
THE MANCHESTER RED EYE SCHEME IS NOW KNOWN AS THE CUES SERVICE & IS A COMPLETELY FREE SERVICE OFFERED TO ALL PATIENTS REGISTERED WITH A MANCHESTER G.P.
David is an accredited CUES practitioner. The CUES SCHEME (COVID URGENT EYECARE SERVICES) was created for patients presenting with the following symptoms:
A Sore or painful eye with or without discharge
A Red eye with or without pain and discomfort
Flashes & Floaters
Problems with vision (including problems with field of vision)
Sudden onset double vision
The CUES scheme was originally created to offer a diagnosis and treatment for patients experiencing ocular problems WITHOUT the need for a G.P. referral/appointment.
Initially this service is carried out via a telephone consultation followed by a face to face appointment if required.
This has allowed G.P’s to free up their appointment books for other conditions and ailments and for accredited Optometrists to see and treat patients usually on the same day.
Most patients are experiencing discomfort as a result of an infection, tear dysfunction or ocular allergies. Conditions such as Blepharitis, Conjunctivitis, Dry Eyes, Styes and Haemorrhages are among some of the problems examined under the Red Eye Scheme. Your eye may or may not feel painful, but possibly be itchy, gritty, sticky or watery with or without a coloured discharge.
The Manchester Red Eye Scheme is available to patients registered with a Manchester doctor and are experiencing any of the above problems. Please telephone us for an appointment at either practice. During 2020/21 the RED EYE Scheme has been replaced with CUES (covid urgent eyecare services), which enables accredited optometrists to treat a wider range of symptoms/conditions.