MECS- Minor Eye Condition Service

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MECS (Minor Eye Condition Service) is a new trial NHS service in East Kent where a patient, with a minor eye condition and registered with a GP within the eligible area, can be seen by an trained and accredited optometrist to investigate their symptoms; the appointment being NHS funded.

The service cover a range of symptoms that include:

  • Ocular Pain/Discomfort
  • Dry Eyes and Watery Eyes
  • Flashes and or Floaters
  • Red Eye
  • Lumps and Bumps (in or around the eye)
  • Ingrowing Eyelashes
  • Foreign Body
  • Loss of Vision
  • Visual Field Defect (loss of an area of your vision)

Please contact your local Cargills Practice to arrange your appointment and check your eligibility.

GP (CCG) Areas involved in the Scheme are Ashford, Canterbury & Coastal, South Kent Coast and Thanet.