The Minor Eye Care Service (MECS)

The service provides urgent eye assessments for patients complaining of recent /sudden onset of symptoms due to specific minor eye conditions.

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

This service is provided by University Hospitals Plymouth, NHS Trust and local MECS accredited eye care practitioners.

What conditions may be seen by MECS ?

  • Red eye or eyelids with no reduced vision
  • Dry, or gritty, or itchy and uncomfortable eyes including ingrowing eyelashes Mild eye pain (on a scale of 1-5): 1-3 getting better with pain killers
  • Irritation and inflammation of the eye
  • Superficial foreign body in the eye
  • Significant recent sticky discharge from the eye or watery eye
  • Recent  flashes  or floaters for  less than 3 months with no loss of vision and I or no obstruction across vision
  • Recent loss or distortion of vision for more than 48 hours and less than 3 months with no pain
Practice Name Address Telephone Number
Andrew Keirl The Parade, Liskeard 01579 346694
Noakes, Habermehl & Kerr
101 Fore Street, Saltash 01752 847477
Noakes, Habermehl & Kerr
49 Fore Street, Callington 01579 382345
Specsavers 27-29 Lower Fore Street, Saltash 01752 850120
Specsavers 11 Broad Street, Launceston 01566 774354