Eye problems

Urgent eye care

Detection of serious eye disease requires specialised diagnostic equipment that is not available in your doctors surgery.

To ensure easy access to specialist diagnostic services, two services are available offering patients direct access to urgent eye care.

Please see the guide below to identify symptoms that may represent serious eye disease and the appropriate service to access.

Urgent Optometrist Examination
Do you have any of these problems?

  • Red eye.
  • Eye pain.
  • Sticky discharge from the eye.
  • New “flashes” and / or “floaters”
  • Sudden – onset blurred vision.

Opticians providing urgent eye care in Port Talbot:


Boots Opticians ( C Mac Optic)
6 Aberavon Shopping Centre
Port Talbot. SA13 1PB

Tel: (01639) 881133


 Specsavers Port Talbot
31a Riverside,
Port Talbot. SA13 1EJ

Tel: (01639) 885370


 The Optic Shop
Unit 6, The Riverside Walk,
Port Talbot. SA13 1PH

Tel: (01639) 883007

Hospital Rapid Access Eye Clinic (RACE)
Do you have any of these problems?

  • Foreign body in the eye
  • Sudden loss of vision
  • New double vision
  • or if your eye problem was previously needed hospital care

RACE Clinics


Singleton Hospital:

Tel: (01792) 205666 ext 5850


Princess of Wales Hospital

Tel: (01656) 752752 ext 2181

For more information about eye care in Wales:

Visit Eye Care Wales website