Eye care

Eye care

OpthamologyWe have worked with local patients and consultants to develop new community eye care services, which will enable High Street opticians to identify, and refer, patients with suspected cataracts, wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and glaucoma on to specialist services.

Under this brand new service, some High Street opticians will provide:

  • Direct cataract referral – This service enables opticians to identify possible cataracts in patients during their routine eye test. The optician will complete an additional assessment to see if cataract surgery is appropriate. If so, the optician will explain what the surgery would involve and the patient can then choose where to have it done.
  • Suspected wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) referral – This service helps High Street opticians identify suspected wet AMD in patients during their routine eye test. By urgently referring patients directly to a hospital or community clinic, further tests can be carried out and treatment can be started within two weeks if necessary. 
  • Glaucoma service – Under this new service, High Street opticians will repeat pressure readings for patients identified with high intraocular pressure or suspect visual fields during their routine eye test. If the eye pressure remains high and visual fields are still affected at the second appointment, patients will be referred directly to a hospital or community eye clinic for further  tests. 

Details of High Street opticians providing the new services can be found below:

Practice name


Telephone No.

Andrea Lee Optometrist – Ashtead

47 The Street, Ashtead, Surrey KT21 1AA 01372 272120

Ashtead Eye Clinic – Ashtead

31–33 The Street, Ashtead, Surrey KT21 1AA 01372 274348

Barlindene Opticians – Banstead

157 High Street, Banstead, Surrey SM7 2NT 01737 850349

Eye Care at Banstead Village-Banstead

20, High Street, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 2LJ 01737 353225

Specsavers Opticians – Banstead

105 High Street, Banstead, Surrey SM7 2NL 01737 858940

Donner Optometrists – Bookham

9 Church Road, Bookham, Surrey KT23 3PD 01372 458318

Leightons Opticians – Cobham

9 Oakdene Parade, Cobham, Surrey KT11 2LR 01932 867890

Emslie Optometrists – Dorking

62 High Street, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1AY 01306 875201

Specsavers Opticians – Dorking

110 High Street, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1BA

01306 745350

Leightons Opticians – Epsom

88 High Street, Epsom, Surrey KT19 8BJ 01372 722300

Specsavers Opticians – Epsom

Unit 3, 22–28 High Street, Epsom, Surrey KT19 8AH 01372 744250

Haig-Brown Optometry – Esher

Fair Oak, Portsmouth Road, Esher KT10 9PJ 01372 466762

Houghton & White Optometrists – Ewell

68 High St, Ewell, Surrey KT17 1RL 0208 393 7711


Specsavers Opticians – Leatherhead

12 The Swan Centre, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 8AH 01372 227740

Nethercott Opticians – Tadworth

6 Station Approach, Tadworth, Surrey KT20 5AF 01737 813600


New community glaucoma monitoring service

We have launched a new community service to support people who have glaucoma, where the condition is now stable. 

If your care is being transferred into this new community service your consultant will write to you to let you know this is going to happen. They will also give you details about where you can choose to be seen for your appointments in future. For more information about this new service see our patient information leaflet

EyeWe hope more opticians will join this new service soon. 
We will keep this page updated with full details.

Feedback on new service provision
Have you used one of these new services?
If so, we’d love to hear from you about your experience.
Email us at contactus.surreydownsccg@nhs.net