Minor Eye Conditions Service

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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 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 that will tell you more about the service and how to book a free NHS appointment, alongside a list of participating opticians. 

A list of participating opticians providing urgent/emergency eye care, emergency phone triage/consultation and face to face appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic can be found here.

For information on preventable sight loss, and best ways to keep your eyes healthy, please visit the Wakefield Council Public Health website on: www.wakefield.gov.uk/health-care-and-advice/public-health/preventable-sight-loss