Welsh Eyecare Services


Welsh Eyecare Services

Funded by the Welsh Assembly, we are able to offer a range of subsidised eyecare services for our qualifying patients.

If you are unsure if you can benefit from these services, please contact us for more information.

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Am I eligible for a free eye test?

Since 2002 in Wales it has been possible to have an extended eye health examination free of charge if you are in an “at risk” group. This service is funded by the Welsh Assembly.

These groups are:

  • Risk of eye disease by reason of race or family history

  • Anyone who would find losing their sight in one eye disabling such as the profoundly deaf, Uniocular


Drops are put into your eyes to make the pupil bigger so our optometrists can have a better view of any potential problems with the health of your eyes along with a range of other thorough tests. If you think you are in one of these groups ring our receptionists to book in for your eye health check.

Low Vision Service

If you or someone close to you has poor vision, this fully funded service includes useful information and advice as well as visual aids we have available. Click here to learn more about our Low Vision Service

Primary Eyecare Acute Referral System

If you have an eye emergency e.g. painful, red, sore eye or sudden loss of vision where do you go?


At Monnow Eyecare we keep diary slots available each day to see these types of emergencies and you can usually be seen the same day.

If you live in Wales or have a welsh GP then you are entitled to a Welsh Assembly funded assessment.

Our expert optometrists can assess triage and sometimes treat eye emergencies or refer you to the most appropriate place to get prompt treatment.

Eye Health Examination Wales


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Eye Emergency
Have an eye emergency?

Call us now to arrange a same-day emergency appointment. If we can't help on-site, we can refer you for the best treatment.

More Information

Need more information?

If you would like to learn more about any of our Welsh Eyecare funded services, please get in touch with your team

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