To access the orthoptic service you need to be resident in Tameside and Glossop or be registered with a Tameside and Glossop GP. We accept referrals from any healthcare provider and we have an open referral system for children.

To access the optometry service you need to be referred by an orthoptist.

For your first visit you will be sent a letter inviting you to ring to arrange an appointment at a location and time that is suitable. A letter will be sent to confirm the appointment.

Think about what questions you may wish to ask. Please bring any glasses that you wear and a list of any medication that you or your child is on.

At the community clinics, you will be asked to report to the reception desk. At Tameside Hospital please report to the Outpatients' Reception, Hartshead South Atrium. You or your child can expect to have an assessment of your vision and how the eyes function. The records will be updated and you will be advised on the outcome and what happens next.

If your child is seeing the optometrist they may need eye drops for the examination. The optometrist will check the health of your child’s eyes and check if they require glasses.

Information on Your Child's Glasses

The orthoptist may refer your child to the optometrist at the community clinic, consultant at Tameside Hospital or may be offered a review. Adults may be referred to the consultant or reviewed by the orthoptist. Following your child’s visit to the optometrist you will be offered a review with the orthoptist.

We have clinics in the following areas:

  • Ashton Primary Care Centre
  • Denton
  • Droylsden
  • Dukinfield
  • Glossop Primary Care Centre
  • Hattersley
  • Hyde
  • Mossley
  • Stalybridge