New Minor Eye Conditions Services

The Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS) provides assessment and treatment for people with recently occurring minor eye conditions.

The service is provided by MECS accredited optometrists (also known as opticians)

Minor eye conditions that can be treated by the service include:

    • Red eye or eyelids
    • Dry eye gritty and uncomfortable eyes
    • Irritation and inflammation of the eye
    • Significant recent sticky discharge from the eye or watery eye
    • Recently occurring flashes and floaters
    • Painful eye
    • Ingrowing eyelashes
    • Recent and sudden loss of vision
    • Foreign body in the eye

There is a website for patients which informs you on how to book an appointment with the service and participating practices available to download

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