Bolton Extended Primary Eyecare Services
Direct Access Cataract Referrals
Accreditation is required and is provided by the Royal Bolton Hospital. Please contact the LOC for more information.
Post Operative Cataract Assessment
Under this arrangement the optometrist performs the final check-up after cataract surgery with reporting through Optomanager.
A list of practices is available on the GMPEC website:
Learn More Vist the Find a Practice page on the GMPEC website:
Accreditation is required and is provided by WOPEC online distance learning. Please contact us for more information.
Raised Intraocular Pressure Refinement
This service pays a fee for repeating pressures prior to referral. The service protocol and claim documents are here:
Download Bolton GRR Protocol.doc
Download Bolton GRR Claim Form.doc
Download Bolton GRR Claim Summary.doc
Accreditation is not required in order to participate in this service.
For information on the Learning Disabilities service and pathway, see the GMPEC website here:
Learn More Patients with Learning Disabilities
CHET (Childrens Hospital Eyecare Team)
It was the hospital's wish that children with simple refractive problems and those being discharged from the care of the hospital were readily able to access optometrists with experience in dealing with the demands of paediatric optometry. CHET is a group of optometrists in the community who have been accredited by the hospital to deal with such cases. Optometrists receive referrals from Orthoptists following a failed vision screening of a child where the vision is reduced but the same in both eyes. Optometrists also receive referrals of children discharged from the care of the hospital.
If you wish to become involved with CHET please contact Carol Saunders at the Royal Bolton Hospital Eye Unit:
Carol Saunders Send Mail
or if you prefer a member of the committee will be able to direct you. Accreditation involves a full day at the eye unit taking part and sitting in on both optometry and orthoptic clinics for children.
Download CHET Scheme.pdf