Eye problems



To self-referral for this service please click on this link to SELF-REFER to your nearest clinic.

Alternatively you can phone 0300 303 4922 Monday – Saturday 09:00-17:00

The Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS) is a FREE service and is for people of ALL ages including children. This service can provide assessment and treatment for people with recently occurring minor eye problems. It is an NHS service provided by accredited optometrists (also commonly called opticians).

They will see he following eye problems:

  • Red eye or eyelids
  • Dry, gritty or uncomfortable eyes
  • Eye irritation and inflammation
  • Discharge from the eye or watery eye
  • Flashes or floaters
  • Painful eye
  • Ingrowing lashes
  • Recent and sudden loss of vision
  • Foreign body in the eye

If you feel your eye problem is more urgent and cannot wait to see the above service then please attend the local eye casualty at Southampton General Hospital. You can do this by clicking on this link.