We now offer minor eye conditions service (MECS) paid for by the NHS

Common eye problems as listed below can now be assessed and treated locally

This service is paid for by the NHS if you are registered with any GP near Colchester Essex, click here for a list

If you suffer from red eyes, gritty eyes, itchy eyes, sore eyes, painful eyes, watery eyes, blurry vision, or any of the eye problems below, please contact us by phone, numbers at the top and bottom of this page, or you can email us here: contact us

Common eye problems covered by the NHS MECS Scheme:

  • Sudden loss of vision including temporary loss of sight
  • Sudden onset of blurred vision
  • Eye pain or discomfort
  • Red eyes
  • Foreign body injury and emergency contact lens problems
  • Dry eye / gritty / itchy
  • Epiphora = watery eye
  • Trichiasis = in growing eyelashes
  • Lumps and bumps near the eye, Stye Cyst Hordeolum
  • Recent double vision
  • Flashes / floaters / vitreous detachments or retinal detachment
  • Recent loss of peripheral vision

We have an excellent interaction with our local eye clinic, if you need to be referred for second opinion, treatment or an urgent appointment, this can be done via the excellent NHS MECS scheme or via NHS email direct to the clinic.

Received emails from patients who visited us under MECS:

Dear Mr Kleyn
Thank you for seeing me at short notice yesterday. I was called for an appointment at Colchester eye clinic at 3.15 yesterday afternoon.  Your diagnosis (viral infection) was spot on confirmed by the doctor who examined me. He gave me the medication to deal with the problem and will see me again in 4 weeks. Already, the vision in the affected eye has improved. So, I am very grateful for the way in which you dealt with me, thank you again.
MK Subject: Eye sore
Following my visit today, what a good idea to have your eyes checked by a specialist (Simon Kleyn) who was very professional and helpful. I would also like to thank the staff on reception as they were very helpful and polite.
Many Thanks
Sent from my iPad  

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