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.

MECS- Minor Eye Condition Service

Should we be closed or you are unable to reach us please follow this link for a full list of practices providing MECS appointments in East Kent.

East Kent MECS Practices – Primary Eyecare (Kent & Medway) Ltd (

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