The Welsh Eye Care Service (WECS), or Eye Care Wales, is a free Welsh Assembly initiative to preserve the nation’s sight through the early detection of eye disease, and to give help to those who have poor vision and whose sight is unlikely to improve.
WECS has a tiered structure of eye examinations, follow-ups and further investigations. It allows accredited optometrists, like us, greater clinical freedom to manage patients, thereby reducing the demand on hospital eye services.
Eye Health Examinations include categories such as dry AMD (agre-related macular degeneration) monitoring and post-operative cataract examinations.
Further Investigations will enable patients to have additional examinations performed, so that optometrists can further inform their referral, investigate clinical findings, or determine the right course of action following a sight test.
Follow-up Examinations enable patients to be reviewed after they have had an initial appointment for an eye health examination. This could include, for example, dry eye re-assessment following treatment.