Primary Eyecare Lancashire provides NHS funded eyecare services across Lancashire. The services are available from the majority of local opticians, from the smallest independent practice to the largest national chains.

It is important to iterate that all of these services are funded by the NHS locally. This includes the cost of all of the assessments you may require.

The services you can access depend on the area your GP is registered under (which CCG).
East Lancashire & Blackburn with Darwen Integrated Eye Service (IES)
North Lancashire & South Cumbria Better Care Together (BCT).

Enhanced Services Available across Lancashire

Integrated Eye Service (IES)

Minor Eye conditions
Repeat Glaucoma Measures IOP & VF
Ocular Hypertension monitoring
Cataract Pre Op Assessment
Cataract Post Op Assessment
Low Vision Aid Assessment

Better Care Together (BCT)

Minor Eye Conditions
Repeat Glaucoma Measures IOP & VF
Ocular Hypertension monitoring
Cataract Post op Assessment
Children’s Refraction Request
Children’s Post Vision screening

For a full list of IES participating practices please click the relevant link below

Minor Eye Condition Service     &      MECS Information Leaflet

A reduced number of practices are providing MECS services during the current COVID-19 situation. For an up to date list of practices providing MECS during this time, please follow the below links.

East Lancashire MECS during COVID
MECS Practice COVID East Lancs

Blackburn with Darwen MECS during COVID
MECS Practice COVID Blackburn with Darwen

Repeat Glaucoma Measures

OHT Monitoring Service

Pre / Post Cataract Service

Low Vision Aid Service

For a full list of all BCT participating practices please click here

For further information on enhanced services nationally and COVID 19 guidance please check: http://www.primaryeyecare.co.uk