The Stockport Minor Eye Conditions' Service provides assessment and treatment for people with recently occurring minor eye conditions. The service is for people registered with a Stockport GP. It is for people of all ages -adults and children. Children under 16 years must be accompanied at their appointment by an adult.
The service is provided by MECS accredited optometrists (also known as opticians) across Stockport who have specialist knowledge, training and skills.
If you are unsure whether your symptoms can be assessed and treated by the service, please contact one of the participating optometry practices who will advise you.
NOTE: If you have an eye condition that is being regularly monitored by your optometrist or hospital eye service, this will not be covered by MECS; for example cataracts, diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma.
To book an appointment, telephone an approved optometrist directly (self-refer). On contacting the optometry practice, you will be asked some questions about your symptoms in order to assess how quickly you need to be seen by the service.
Depending on your symptoms, you will be seen within 24 hours or 5 working days.