Red eyes, sore eyes, itchy eyes?
If you are worried about a recent eye condition - there is now a new free service to offer advice.
You can access this service if you are registered with a GP in Shropshire or Telford and Wrekin.
MECS (Minor Eye Conditions Service) is provided by Community Health and Eye Care Limited (CHEC) and delivered by local accredited opticians, who can offer appointments if you need advice or treatment for a recent eye condition.
Recent eye conditions that can be treated by the service include:
Please note this is not a sight test for glasses.
If you are unsure whether your symptoms can be assessed and treated by the service, please contact a participating optician who will advise you.
You should go to A & E if you have.....
You should go to A&E after 5pm and at weekends, if participating opticians are closed and you need urgent advice.
You can use MECS if you are registered with a Shropshire or Telford and Wrekin GP.
You will be asked some questions about your symptoms, to assess how quickly you need to be seen by the service. Depending on your symptoms, you will be seen within one or two working days.
Appointments are available during normal working hours. Some opticians offer appointments at the weekend.