A new service for people who need medical support for minor eye conditions launches in Tower Hamlets on Wednesday 30 January 2019. The Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS) is an NHS funded service available to all patients registered with a Tower Hamlets GP or who are Tower Hamlets residents.
Designed to offer convenient care for minor medical eye conditions, the service can support individuals with:
• Red eye(s)
• Significant recent discharge from or watering from the eye
• Mild trauma, for example a scratch to the outer surface of the eye(s) or lid(s)
• Suspected foreign body in the eye
• Mild pain and/or discomfort in the eyes
Local optometrists who have specialist knowledge and skills to carry out this work will be providing the service. The MECS can be accessed by self-referral, GP referral or through signposting from another service. Appointments are offered every day of the week and patients can expect to be seen within 24 hours for urgent issues or 48 hours for routine issues.
See below for a list of MECS locations along with contact details below: