Minor Eye Conditions

The service is for people registered with a GP in Stockport, Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale, Bury or Tameside & Glossop. It is for people of all ages – adults and children. Children under 16 years must be accompanied at their appointment by an adult.


The Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS) provides assessment and treatment for people with recently occurring minor eye conditions.

The service is provided by MECS accredited optometrists (also known as opticians)

  • Minor eye conditions that can be treated by the service include:
  • Red eye or eyelids
  • Dry eye gritty and uncomfortable eyes
  • Irritation and inflammation of the eye
  • Significant recent sticky discharge from the eye or watery eye
  • Recently occurring flashes and floaters
  • Painful eye
  • Ingrowing eyelashes
  • Recent and sudden loss of vision
  • Foreign body in the eye


You should contact a participating optical practice (see link below) either by telephoning the practice or going into the practice. If that practice is unable to accommodate you, they will find you an appointment at the nearest possible location.

Contact details for optical practices can be found via the website link below.
http://www.gmpec.co.uk/features/Find-a-Practice