NHS MECS appointments for red eye and other problems

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

NHS MECS Scheme what is covered ?

The MECS scheme for red eyes and other sudden problems 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 to book your NHS MECS appointment. Phone numbers at the top and bottom of this page, or you can email us here: contact us

red eye subconjunctival haemorrhage
subconjunctival haemorrhage

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

Common eye problems covered by the NHS MECS Scheme:

  • Sudden loss of vision
  • Temporary loss of sight or vision
  • Sudden onset of blurred vision
  • Eye pain
  • Eye discomfort
  • Red eyes
  • Foreign body eye injury
  • Urgent contact lens problems
  • Painful contact lens issue
  • Dry eye
  • Gritty eye / Grittiness of the eyes
  • Itchy eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • In growing eyelashes, Trichiasis
  • Lumps and bumps near the eye
  • Stye Cyst Hordeolum
  • Recent double vision
  • Flashes in the sight
  • Floaters in the vison
  • Vitreous detachments
  • Retinal detachment
  • Recent loss of peripheral vision
cornea dendritic ulcer NHS MECS appointment
cornea dendritic ulcer on eye

Most patients receive treatment and advise locally or:

We have an excellent interaction with our local eye clinic in Colchester. If you need to be referred for a second opinion for example due to a red eye, after an NHS MECS appointment, this will be done via Opera our interactive site for referrals to a GP or direct to the relevant clinic.

slit lamp image pigment on the anterior lens capsule
slit lamp image pigment on the anterior lens capsule

Received emails / reviews from patients who visited us under MECS

Covered by NHS MECS Scheme

When To See Simon Kleyn Optician - Optometrist

Make an appointment for an eye test / examination if you notice any changes in your vision. If you develop sudden vision changes, such as double vision or flashes of light, sudden eye pain, or sudden headache, call us straight away. 

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