- Iconic Opticians - Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS)

Minor eye problems?

Should you experience any of the following minor eye conditions, please get in touch to arrange an urgent eye assessment:

  • Red eye or eyelids with no reduced vision
  • Dry, gritty, itchy or uncomfortable eyes
  • Mild eye pain that gets better with painkillers
  • Sore, irritated or impflammed eyes
  • Superficial foreign body in the eye
  • Significant sticky discharge from the eye or watery eye
  • Recent flashes or floaters with no loss in vision 
  • Recent loss or distortion of vision with no pain

Our MECS Practitioner will ask for a history of your present problem, any past eye and medical history, medications, allergies and family history of eye disease. They will assess your vision and examine your eyes. They may also use drops to enlarge your pupils, which may affect your vision for a few hours (in which case you will be advised not to drive).

When the symptoms are due to a common, non-threatening sight condition, treatment and/or advice will be provided. You will either be discharged or a further review will be arranged.

Should a hospital referral be needed for further assessment and/or treatment, our MECS Practitioner will explain why the referral is necessary and what will happen next.

How to book your MECS appointment?

Get in touch with us either by email or by giving us a call on 01752 415490 (Plymouth), 01752 404544 (Plymstock) or 01822 611119 (Tavistock).