We are proud to offer this free service that is available from our optometrists in many of our Branches across the North West. This may be of particular interest if you have had a recent eye condition as this service can assess and also treat you. Eye conditions which can be treated by this service include red eye or eyelids, dry and uncomfortable eyes, irritation and inflammation of the eye, significant sticky discharge from the eye or watery eye, recently occurring flashes and floaters, painful eye, ingrowing eyelashes, recent and sudden loss of vision and foreign body in the eye.
How will you know if your syptoms can be treated by this service?
If you have any queries or are unsure whether your symptoms can be assessed and treated by this service, please do not hesitate to contact us to seek further advise.
It is important to note that the MECS service is not an eye test and as a minor eye conditions service, this will not cover conditions such as cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, or glaucoma.
How to book an appointment with us
Please contact one of our branches noted above for further information and to book your appointment. We may ask you a few questions about your symptoms to identify how quickly you will need to be seen, and depending on your sypmtoms, we would endeavour to see you within 1-2 days ta our practice.
What to expect at your appointment
• We would kindly ask that you bring your glasses and a list of any medication that you may use.
• To get a better view of your eyes, you may find that the Optometrist may put drops into your eyes to enlarge your pupil. We assure you that this is painless however it must be noted that drops can cause some blurring. This usually wares off within 2 hours dependent upon ecah individual therefor it may be advised to not drive to and from your appointment.
• If your condition is of a serious nature, your optician will refer you to the Eye clinic urgently.
For more information on our Minor Eye Conditions Services please do not hesitate to contact your closest Branch.