MECS | EMERGENCIES
Your eyesight deserves the highest standards of professional eyecare…
MECS & EMERGENCIES
If you have a recent eye problem– such as sore eyes, red eyes or visual disturbance – you can be seen by your local Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS), an initiative rolled out to accredited practices and optometrists to examine you in the community and ease the burden on Hospital Eye Departments.
This is an NHS funded service available to any person registered with a participating local GP or Practice (all other persons can be seen on a private basis).
Conditions that can be seen under the service include:
- Red eye or eyelids
- Dry eye, or gritty and uncomfortable eyes
- Irritation and inflammation of the eye
- Significant recent sticky discharge from the eye or watery eye
- Recently occurring flashes or floaters
- Ingrowing eyelashes
- Recent and sudden loss of vision
- Foreign body in the eye
If you are unsure whether your symptoms can be assessed and treated by the service, please contact us and we will advise you.
You can download the Minor Eye Conditions Service leaflet for further details, click here.