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Minor eye conditions that can be treated by the service include:

  • Red eye or eyelids
  • Dry eye gritty and uncomfortable eyes
  • Irritation and inflammation of the eye
  • Significant recent sticky discharge from the eye or watery eye
  • Recently occurring flashes and floaters
  • Painful eye
  • Ingrowing eyelashes
  • Recent and sudden loss of vision
  • Foreign body in the eye

Please note this is not an eyesight test

NOTE: This Minor Eye Conditions service is not for major eye conditions such as cataracts, diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma.

For more information on the Stockport Minor Eye Conditions Service see

Where should I go?

Registered optometry practices (Opticians) offering the service are listed below. An appointment will normally be required, so phone first.

Appointments are available during normal working hours. Not all practices have an optometrist available every day, but if they don’t, they will be able to find you an appointment elsewhere.

Appointments are available during normal working hours. Some optometry practices offer appointments at the weekend.

The practice list on the website shows the times that each practice offers appointments.

How do I book an appointment with the service?

If you are registered with a Stockport GP you can use the service, and you DONT have to be registered at the optician providing the service.

To make an appointment call one of the optometrists listed. You will be asked some questions about your symptoms in order to assess how quickly you need to be seen by the service, which will be within 24 hours in urgent cases, and within a few days for routine appointments.

Please take your glasses and a list of your current medication with you to the appointment. The optometrist may put drops in your eyes to enlarge your pupils in order to get a better view inside your eyes. You should not drive until the effects of these drops have worn off, which may take a few hours.

If your condition is more serious, the optometrist will book you an urgent appointment at a hospital eye clinic. If you need a routine appointment with a hospital, the optometrist will refer you for this.

You may also be advised to make an appointment with your GP if your eye condition is related to your general health.

List of participating optometrists in Stockport:


Boots Bramhall

0161 439 1770

Jinkinson Opticians

0161 440 9845

Ladybrook Eyewear

0161 439 6867

Optique Opticians

0161 440 9700

Cheadle & Gateley

Boots Cheadle

0161 495 7217

Sally French-Teeling Ltd

0161 491 4271

H J Wheeldon Ltd

0161 428 2396

W H Ashworth & Son Ltd

0161 428 3717

Optique Opticians

0161 428 4858

Cheadle Hulme

Barradell’s Opticians

0161 485 1164

Hantman Eye Care

0161 488 4846

Heald Green

W H Ashworth & Son Ltd

0161 437 3400


Roger Fisher

0161 427 1319

Ridings Opticians Ltd

0161 427 4945


K Frank Opticians

0161 480 7423

Warburton Optometrists

0161 432 8101


Dixon Optometrists

0161 432 8101



0161 430 5198

John Glover

0161 494 5000

Taylor & Dewhurst

0161 430 2037

Town Centre


0161 480 4307

John Lyne Opticians

0161 474 0974


0161 477 6161

Boots Opticians Merseyway

0161 429 0515

Boots Opticians Wellington Rd

0161 442 7570

Kay-Downs Opticians

0161 480 4980


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