Minor Eye Conditions Service


Optician looking at a patients eye

A new Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS) is now available to Newham residents. MECS is a NHS funded service available to all patients registered with a Newham GP and over 10 years old. The service is designed to offer convenient care for minor medical eye conditions. Examples of eye conditions that can be treated by a MECS are:

  • 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

The service is provided by local optometrists who have specialist knowledge and skills to carry out this work.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. Full information including the practice details can be downloaded in the MECS Patient Leaflet. 

A list of MECS locations along with contact details are below:

  • M M Beg, 13 Plashet Grove, London E6 1AD Contact: 020 8472 8028 Hours: Mon,Weds,Thurs, Fri and Sat 10.30am - 6pm / Tues and Sun 10.30am - 2pm
  • Vision Academy, 73 Plashet Road, London E13 0QA Contact: 020 8586 7132 Hours: Mon to Fri 9.30am - 5.30pm / Sat 10am - 5.30pm
  • Specsavers (East Ham), 43 High Street North, London E6 2JD Contact: 020 8470 0800 Hours: Mon to Fri 9am - 6pm / Sat 9.30am - 6pm/ Sun 10am - 4pm
  • Boots Stratford, 31-32 Lower Ground Floor, The Arcade, Westfield, London E20 1EH Contact: 020 8221 2495 Hours: Mon 9.30am - 6pm / Weds and Thurs 10.30am - 7pm / Fri 9am -6pm / Sat 9am - 5.30pm / Sun 12 - 5pm
  • Specsavers (Stratford), 85 Stratford Centre, London E15 1XQ Contact: 020 8221 1113 Hours: Mon to Fri 9.30am - 6.30pm / Sat 9am - 6pm / Sun 10am - 5pm
  • Forest Gate Eye Clinic, 47 Woodford Road, London E7 0DJ Contact: 020 8181 9171 Hours: Mon to Sat 9am - 5.30pm
  • Specsavers (Beckton Sainsbury's), 1 Claps Gate Lane, London E6 6JF Contact: 020 8470 0800 Hours: Mon to Sat 9am - 6pm / Sun 11am - 5.30pm
  • Specstore Opticians, 32 Barking Road, London E16 1EQ Contact: 020 7476 4745 Hours: Mon, Weds and Fri 10am - 3pm

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