The Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS) Or the Covid-19 Urgent Eye Service (Cues) provide a way for our optometrists to manage eye conditions in practice without patients having the long wait to see their GP or visit A&E.
This free service is provided by our specially trained and accredited MECS optometrists and opticians.
Eye-related symptoms and minor eye conditions that can be treated by the service include:
Red / sore / dry / watery eyes
Discharge from the eyes
Painful / light sensitivity
Flashing lights and floaters
Sudden loss or reduction in vision
Visual aura / migraines
Contact lens related problems
And many more!
If you have any eye issue please call us and a member of our reception staff will run through a series of questions to decide how soon you need to be seen or whether you require a normal eye examination. We aim to solve your eye issues in practice, which saves you time and leads to resolving your eye issue quickly.
In fact, 70% of patients seen under the Urgent Eye Service do not require further appointments and are discharged after their first visit.