Minor Eye Conditions Service
Who can use this service?
Anyone over the age of 10 years old, living and registered with a GP in Waltham Forest can self-refer to be seen in the Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS) for specialist Care.
The service provides free treatment to patients with a range of eye conditions, being seen by local optometrists with the knowledge and skill to see patients at a number of approved optician's practices - saving them a visit to the GP or hospital.
There is no need to make a GP appointment, visit Accident and Emergency or eye casualty departments if you are suffering with any of the conditions listed below.
Patients 18 years and over
- Red eye
- Blurred vision
- Dry eyes
- Watery eyes
- Lesions and abrasions
- Visual field defects
- Blepharitis (condition where the edges of the eyelids become red and swollen)
Patients 10 Years and over
- Reduction in vision in one or both eyes
- Blepharitis and Meibomian Cyst (Inflammation or a lump in the upper or lower eyelid)
- Red Eye (also known as bloodshot eyes).