Eye Health

Minor Eye Conditions

The new Plymouth based Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS) provided by local optician practices went live on 1 October 2018.

This service provides urgent eye assessments for patients complaining of recent/sudden onset of specific minor eye conditions.

Based at Derriford Hospital, the service provides care closer to home, avoiding a trip to the hospital for patients who do not require emergency eye care, but need to be seen by an accredited eye care practitioner.

Please use the Minor Eye Conditions Signposting document to be directed to the most appropriate service for your condition.

For more information, such as how to book an appointment and what conditions are dealt with at the MEC please see the Minor Eye Condition Leaflet

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