Minor Eye Conditions Scheme


A service at your local opticians provides free assessment for many common eye conditions

If you have a sudden concern with the health of your eyes or if your GP advises you to attend – you may be entitled to an appointment with a specifically accredited optometrist. These community based practices offer ease of access to highly trained health professionals with specialised equipment, with the aim of helping to manage your eye complaint. If you wish to self-refer to one of the specialised practices, please telephone the one which is most convenient to you to explain your symptoms and enquire as to whether you can book a 'MECS' appointment. A list of participating practices can be found by clicking the button below.