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Minor Eye Condition Services (MECS)

In an ideal world, eye problems would only occur around the time when our normal eye examination is due, the reality is that eye problems can occur any time.

When someone is having problems with their eyes they have a few options to manage the situation.  They can go to the GP, but the problem with this is that GPs don’t have the specialist equipment required to properly diagnose your eye complaint, the same goes for pharmacies.  Not all cases of ‘red eye’ is going to be conjunctivitis.  Serious sight-threatening conditions (which require emergency intervention) can first present with only a red eye.

A visit to the Optometrist is the right course of action.  We are pleased to say that we are accredited to offer MECS appointments.  All Patients whose GP is based in Blackburn with Darwen or East Lancashire are eligible to benefit from this service.  This means that if you have any issues with your eyes or vision we can see you in a timely manner and the appointment would be at no cost to yourself (as it would be funded by the NHS service).

Examples of symptoms we manage under the MECS service include;

 

  • Dry, irritated eyes

  • Burning sensation of the eyes

  • Watery eyes

  • Eyelid lumps, bumps and swellings

  • Allergy complaints

  • Suspect foreign-bodies (bits) in the eyes

  • Red eye

  • Flashes and floaters

  • Sudden loss of vision

 

If you have any questions about the MECS service, call us on 01254 53554.

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