Minor Eye Conditions Service

If you have a sudden or recent problem with your eyes such as sore eyes, red eyes or visual disturbance you can be assessed and treated by the NHS Minor Eye Conditions (MEC) Service. 

The MEC service is not for long standing eye conditions.  

The service is available to adults and children who are registered with a GP practice in the Wakefield district.

A leaflet is available (this link will open a pdf document) that will tell you more about the service and how to book a free NHS appointment, alongside details about participating opticians, also listed below:

WF1 Wakefield Central

  • Boots Opticians 1 Northgate Wakefield, WF1 1HE, 01924 387411
  • Bayfields Opticians Wakefield Ltd – 72 Northgate, Wakefield, WF1 3BX, 01924 374282
  • JR Morton (Wakefield) Ltd – 24 - 25 The Springs, Wakefield, WF1 1QA, 01924 373117
  • Pollards Optical Clinic – 21 Cross Square, Wakefield, WF1 1PQ, 01924 373697
  • Specsavers Optical Superstores LtdT/A Wakefield Specsavers Ltd – 30-32 Little Westgate, Wakefield, WF1 1JY, 01924 383500

WF1 Wakefield Periphery

  • Valli Opticians (Wakefield) Ltd – 545 Leeds Road, Outwood, Wakefield, WF1 2PN, 01924 822102

WF4 & WF5 Ossett, Horbury, Middlestown & Netherton

  • Auckland Opticians – Horbury 9 High Street, Horbury, Wakefield, WF4 5AB, 01924 272522
  • Bayfields Opticians Ltd – 5 Wesley Street, Ossett, Wakefield, WF5 8ER, 01924 260490
  • Auckland Opticians,Ossett – 27 Towngate, Ossett, Wakefield, WF5 9BL 01924 263313

WF6 Normanton

  • Moorhouse Opticians Ltd – 32 High Street, Normanton, Wakefield, WF6 2AB 01924 893202

WF7 Ackworth & Featherstone

  • Moorhouse Opticians Ltd – 19/21 Station Lane, Featherstone, Wakefield, WF7 5BE, 01977 791714

WF8 Pontefract

  • Bayfields Opticians – 32 Ropergate, Pontefract, WF8 1LY, 01977 702565
  • Boots Opticians – 15 Woolmarket, Pontefract, WF8 1AZ, 01977 795416
  • Smartspec T/A Brosgill Opticians – 4 Market Place, Pontefract, WF8 1AX, 01977 780974
  • Moorhouse Opticians Ltd – 51 Ropergate, Pontefract, WF8 1JY, 01977 703307
  • Specsavers Optical Superstores Ltd T/A Pontefract Specsavers Ltd – 14 Woolmarket, Pontefract, WF8 1AZ, 01977 602600

WF9 Hemsworth, South Elmsall, Havercroft & Upton

  • D Bank Eyecare – 55 Barnsley Road, South Elmsall, Pontefract, WF9 2QW, 01977 642244
  • McCormack Opticians Ltd – 73/75 Kirkby Road, Hemsworth, WF9 4AS 01977 613310
  • McCormack Opticians Ltd – Rycroft Primary Care Centre, Madeley Road, Havercroft, WF4 2QG, 01226 725555
  • Moorhouse Opticians Ltd – 4 Highfield Road, Hemsworth, Pontefract, WF9 4DP, 01977 611744
  • South Kirkby Eyecare Ltd – Church View Medical Centre, Langthwaite Road, South Kirkby, WF9 3AP, 01977 648844

WF10 Castleford

  • Specsavers Optical Superstores Ltd T/A South Elmsall Specsavers Ltd – 10 Barnsley Road, South Elmsall, WF9 2SE, 01977 648182
  • Specsavers Optical Superstores Ltd T/A Castleford Specsavers Ltd 54E Carlton Street, Castleford, WF10 1AH, 01977 603300
  • Moorhouse Opticians – 103 Carlton Street, Castleford, WF10, 1DX 01977 552312
  • VisionCare Optometry – 19 Sagar Street, Castleford, WF10 1AG, 01977 282100
  • Vision Value Opticians Ltd T/A iVision Opticians – 73 Carlton Street, Castleford, WF10 1DE, 01977 552776

For information on preventable sight loss, and best ways to keep your eyes healthy, please visit the Wakefield Council website.