Minor Eye Conditions

Minor Eye Conditions Service

  • A MECS examination will provide a rapid assessment of your condition and needs
  • The examination will be undertaken by an accredited optometrist within suitably equipped premises who will manage you appropriately and safely
  • Management will be maintained within the community setting for as many patients as possible, thus avoiding unnecessary referrals to hospital services and providing care closer to your home
  • Where referral to secondary care is required it will be to a suitable specialist with appropriate urgency

Moorfield's Eye Hospital

You can get information and advice on eye conditions and treatments from their telephone helpline, Moorfields Direct on 020 7566 2345. Staffed by experienced ophthalmic-trained nurses, the helpline is open from 9am to 9pm, Monday to Friday and from 8.30am to 5pm on Saturdays.