MECS IN WALTHAM FOREST
MECS is an NHS funded service available to all patients aged 10 and over registered with a Waltham Forest GP. The service is designed for the assessment and treatment of recently occurring medical eye conditions.
The service is provided by local optometrists with the specialist knowledge and skills to carry out this work. Details of optometrists providing the service can be found by scrolling down the page.
The service does not replace the routine eye examination, eye tests or prescriptions for spectacles and a sight test will not be performed as part of the assessment or treatment and you will not be issued with a prescription for spectacles.
Eye Conditions Which Can Be Treated By MECS
The service is designed for recently occurring medical eye conditions
• Red eye(s)
• Signifcant 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