By Rachel Moss in Huffington Post.
High street opticians are giving the public insufficient eye tests, with poor services leaving some with incorrect and potentially dangerous prescriptions, according to Which?.
The consumer testers visited independent opticians and chains such as Boots Opticians, Optical Express and Specsavers for an eye test, and found two out of five opticians are not up to scratch.
They found that some opticians could be putting their patients’ eye health at risk by missing out important tests, issuing inaccurate prescriptions or failing to warn about common eye health problems.
Of the 30 appointments, 13 were rated by the panel as either “poor” or “very poor”. Independent opticians were the only brands to avoid being given a “poor” rating.
Only one appointment out of the 30 was rated as “excellent”, which was also a visit to an independent optician.
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