Minor Eye Conditions and Treatment Service (MECATS)

Did you know that some Opticians could help you with:Red eye

  • Gritty / itchy / dry / uncomfortable eye
  • Sore / painful / light sensitive eye.
  • Discharge/sticky eye
  • Watery eye
  • Contact lens stuck in the eye
  • Foreign body in eye/scratches to the eye
  • Lumps and bumps in vicinity of eye
  • Flashing lights, floaters, things/objects/patches in the vision or sight
  • Double vision, seeing two or more objects with recent onset, where patient is not unwell

Contact your local Optician if you have any of the above issues as they may be more appropriate to carry out any investigations. 

Please visit your local Eye Casualty or Urgent Care Centre if you have any of the following: 

  • Severe eye pain
  • Chemical injuries or household chemical (bleach, acid etc) splashes - was out continually
  • Sharp trauma, facial / eye lacerations or glass injuries

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