The Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS) provides assessment and treatment for people with recently occurring eye related symptoms and minor eye conditions. The service is provided by specially trained and accredited MECS optometrists and opticians. Eye-related symptoms and minor eye conditions that can be treated by the service include:
Eyelid Lumps and Bumps
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
Recent and Sudden Loss of Vision
Foreign Body in the Eye or Abrasion/ Scratch
The appointments are provided free of charge (funded by the NHS) if you are registered with a Staffordshire GP. A similar private service is available if you are registered with a GP outside the area.
Following routine cataract surgery the vast majority of patients can now attend an accredited Optometrist for their four week post surgery check-up
Our optometrists are trained to assess cataracts and discuss the option of a referral where appropriate. A direct referral can then take place from optometrist to a surgical provider.
Two of our optometrists are accredited to provide appointments on the PSC scheme. These appointments often follow a school screening appointment or follow an examination by an Orthoptist in a community clinic or hospital setting.