Information for Patients


To find a local Optometrist or Optician please click here


For information about help towards the cost of your sight test and spectacles please click here


For information about community services provided by local Optometrists please click here


For a list of pharmacies linked to the Minor Eye Conditions (MECS) scheme, please click MECATS-NHS-choices-link


For information about different eye conditions and societies that provide support please click here


Information for people with sight loss can be found here


Information for people with learning disabilities can be found here

Emergency Eye Care


Darlington Memorial Hospital

Ophthalmology Department – 01325 743416


Sunderland Eye Infirmary

Eye Emergency Department – 0191 569 9952

Other Hospital Eye Departments


University Hospital North Durham


Bishop Auckland Hospital


Local Clinical Commisioning Groups


County Durham CCG


Tees Valley CCG

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