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Service changes eye test location.

A NEW service is allowing people with eye issues to have care closer to home.

People at risk of glaucoma can have a key eye test done at their local opticians instead of having to travel to hospital.

A partnership between NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group and the local optometry committee means residents can have an eye pressure test done at their high street optsicians.

The test measure the fluid pressure inside the eye, which can detect signs of glaucoma - a disorder which can cause blindness if left untreated.

The service is open to those 18 and over with higher than normal eye pressure and registered with a GP in Northumberland.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Feb 21, 2014
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