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Minor Eye Conditions Scheme

PracticeAddressContact numberAreaSchemes
Eyecare Centre/ Jonathan Partridge21 Church Street, Welshpool SY21 7DP ·01938 553180Welshpool

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

MECS

IOP

Mehta Opticians/ Kamesh Mehta1 High Street, Welshpool SY21 7JF ·01938 552336Welshpool

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

MECS

IOP

BBR Opticians/ Christina GillBbr Opticians Ltd 23 Leg Street, Oswestry SY11 2NN ·01691 654327Oswestry

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

MECS

IOP

N Lloyd Thomas/ Aled Lloyd Thomas15 Church Street, Shropshire SY11 2SU ·01691 655858Oswestry

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

MECS

IOP

Specsavers Oswestry/ Darryl Pyper24 Bailey Street, Oswestry SY11 1PU01691 684820Oswestry

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

MECS

IOP

SR Drinnan Opticians Oswestry28 Willow Street, Shropshire SY11 1AD01691 652875Oswestry

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

MECS

IOP

Elleker opticians/ Iain Milne62-63 Mardol, Shrewsbury SY1 1PP01743 344455Shrewsbury

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

MECS

Joe Hayes/ Joseph Hayes2 Wyle Cop, Shropshire SY1 1UT01743 354468Shrewsbury

Pre Cataract

Post cataract

Shrewsbury Optometry/  Gareth Hardcastle4 & 5 Dogpole, Shropshire SY1 1EN01743 233486Shrewsbury

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

MECS

IOP

Children

Specsavers Shrewsbury/ Devan Chauhan22 Claremont St, Shrewsbury SY1 1QG01743 246 360Shrewsbury

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

MECS

IOP

Alpha Eyecare ltd t/a PW Churms BaschurchThe Old Post Office Station Road, Shrewsbury SY4 2BB ·01939 261111Shrewsbury

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

MECS

IOP

PW Church BaschurchThe Old Post Office Station Road, Shrewsbury SY4 2BB01939 261111Shrewsbury

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

MECS

IOP

Glass house Opticians/ Nav Kohli43 High Street, Newport TF10 7AT · 01952 812009Newport

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

MECS

IOP

Duignan Phelps/ Noel Cheney10 St Mary’s Street, Shropshire TF10 7AB01952 812820Newport

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

MECS

IOP

Evenett & Bishop Newport/ Simon Bishop35 High Street, Shropshire TF10 7AT01952 810808Newport

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

MECS

IOP

HD Eyes/ Amerdeep Dhillon8 Birchfield Way, Telford TF3 5BZ01952 502970Telford

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

Giles Opticians/ Carl Giles8 Market Street, Telford TF2 6ED01952 614143Telford

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

MECS

Specsavers / Vinay Najran46 Southwater Way Southwater Way, Telford TF3 4BX01952 200100Telford

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

MECS

IOP

Shropshire Eyecare/ Ranbir Sandhu10 The Parade Donnington, Shropshire TF2 8EB ·01952 670999Telford

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

MECS

IOP

Children

Partridge Opticians/Matthew PartridgePartridge Opticians 81 High Street, Newport TF10 7AY01952 811750Telford

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

MECS

IOP

Specsavers/Emma Davies53 New Street Wellington, Shropshire TF1 1LU01952 245577Wellington

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

MECS

IOP

John Biddle Opticians /Jane Speak38 Market Street Wellington, Wellington TF1 1DT ·01952 246121Wellington

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

MECS

IOP

Visual Eyes/ Julie Wiggin35 New Street Wellington, Shropshire TF1 1LU01952 249500Wellington

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

MECS

Albrighton Eyecare/ Dipika Price2 Station Rd, Nr Wolverhampton WV7 3QG01902 374727Bridgnorth

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

MECS

IOP

Boots Opticians Bridgnorth/ Kuldeep Kandola43 High St, Bridgnorth WV16 4DB01746 762816Bridgnorth

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

MECS

IOP

Evenett Optometry Bridgnorth/ Steve Evenett3 Listley Street, Shropshire WV16 4AW01746 763330Bridgnorth

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

MECS

IOP

Specsavers Bridgnorth/Theresa Huges60 High Street, Shropshire WV16 4DB01746 713950Bridgnorth

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

MECS

IOP

Children

Liage Opticians/Nicola Ann36 High Street, Bridgnorth WV16 4DB01746 768544Bridgnorth

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

MECS

IOP

John Biddle Opticians59 High Street, Bridgnorth WV16 4DX01746 762895Bridgnorth

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

MECS

IOP

Smellie Opticians/ Nikki Twemlow26 High Street, Whitchurch SY13 1AU01948 666767Whitchurch

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

MECS

IOP

PW Churms WhitchurchPw Churms 11 Bredwood Arcade, Whitchurch SY13 1AF01948 665126Whitchurch

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

MECS

IOP

Clare Darbyshire/ Clare Darbyshire2 Wilmore Street, Much Wenlock TF13 6HR01952 727442Much Wenlock

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

MECS

IOP

B Newbold Opticians/ Martin Viggars58 Cheshire Street, Shropshire TF9 1PR ·01630 652943Market Drayton

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

MECS

IOP

Children

Suzanne Floyd/ Claire WilliamsSuzanne Floyd Optometrist 5 Dale Street West, Shropshire SY7 9PB ·01588 673048Craven Arms

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

MECS

AB Optics20 Sandford Avenue 20, Shropshire SY6 6BW01694 723039Church Stretton

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

Children

Peter Meredith Opticans

9 Church Street

Shropshire

SY8 1AP

01584 876266Ludlow

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

MECS

IOP

The Optician

29 Church Street

Bishops Castle Sy9 5AD

01588 638833Bishops Castle

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

MECS

IOP

John Biddle Opticians Madeley39 High Street Madeley, Shropshire TF7 5AS01952 586267Madeley

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

MECS

IOP

SR Drinnan Opticians Ellesmere12 Market Street, Shropshire SY12 0AN01691 623300Ellesmere

Pre Cataract

Post Cataract

MECS

IOP

Please select from the above list of practices to be seen under the MECS eye scheme. For any further queries please contact 01743 297027

A minor eye condition service, generally delivered by a community optometrist, will provide services for patients seen at the right time, right place by the right person. Management is usually maintained within the primary care setting for as many patients as is safely possible, avoiding unnecessary referrals to hospitals.

Not all conditions can be seen and managed by an optometrist, and as the title implies, this is for minor eye conditions. Although not exhaustive, below is a list of potential conditions that maybe treatable.

  • Sudden or recent onset of blurred vision but always consider if a sight test would be more appropriate
  • Ocular pain or discomfort
  • Systematic disease affecting the eye
  • Differential diagnosis of the red eye
  • Foreign body and emergency contact lens removal (not by the fitting practitioner)
  • Dry eye/ Painful eye
  • Epiphora (watery eye)
  • Trichiasis (in-growing eyelashes)
  • Differential diagnosis of lumps and bumps in the vicinity of the eye
  • Recent onset of Diplopia
  • Recent onset of Diplopia
  • Flashes/ floaters
  • Retinal lesions
  • Service user reported field defects

How do I make an appointment?

This depends on which area you live in. Not all areas in the UK have a Minor Eye Conditions Scheme (MECS). If you link below, you will find how the schemes work in your area.

Blackpool, Flyde and Wyre

There is currently no MECS scheme in this area

Hertfordshire.

Community Eyecare manage this service.

Preston and Chorley

Community Eyecare manage this service.

Stoke-on-Trent

This service is managed by the LOC.

East Cheshire

There is currently no MECS service in this area.

South Warwickshire

Community Eyecare manage this service.

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