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Supporting the NHS During Lockdown

Updated: May 18



2020 has been a very difficult year for everyone with an obvious impact on the NHS. One important service that has emerged because of the pandemic is the Independent Prescribing Optometry Service, rolled out on the 24th of March by Sharon Beatty and the team at the Cardiff and Vale Health Board.

Our very own Pervaze Jan was one of the first qualified Independent prescribing Optometrists in Wales and jumped at the chance of getting involved with the service along with four other practices in Wales. All of our Optometrists are able to provide care for urgent eye care needs but prior to the Independent Prescribing service, more complex eye conditions required referral to eye casualty at the hospital for treatment. However now these complex eye conditions can be managed and treated by Independent Prescribing Optometrists such as Pervaze Jan.


Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic because of the Independent Prescribing service Pervaze has been able to minimise patient visits to the hospital alleviating some of the burden on the NHS and providing a safe, socially distanced environment to treat patients at our community based practices.


As a business we have been extremely proud to provide this service and support the NHS during a particularly difficult time.

If you suffer from a complex eye condition ask your Optometrist to refer you to an Independent Prescribing Optometrist like Pervaze Jan at Direct Eyecare to help support the NHS and receive the best optical care in a safe and professional environment.



For more details or if you have any questions feel free to contact us on: 02920 480 600



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