A MECS examination will provide a timely assessment of the needs of a patient presenting with an eye condition (usually within 5 days). Examinations will be undertaken by one of our accredited Optometrists within our fully equipped practices. Treatment and diagnosis will be within the practice for as many patients as possible, thus avoiding unnecessary referrals to the hospital eye service. Where referral to Ophthalmology services is required, it will be to a suitable specialist with appropriate urgency.
Patients can self-refer or be referred into the service by their own GP (or the practice nurse or surgery receptionist), Pharmacist, other Optometrist.