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New eye service available to residents with a Southampton city GP PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 26 September 2017
eye PR shotRather than attending the eye emergency department for less serious eye conditions, Southampton residents registered with a city GP can now make an appointment with the ‘minor eye condition service’ (MECS) at participating opticians, and be assessed by an accredited optometrist.

Concerns covered by MECS include:

 Sudden onset of blurred vision

 Ocular pain or discomfort

 Dry eye, or gritty and uncomfortable eyes

 Differential diagnosis of the red eye

 Foreign body and emergency contact lens removal

 Epiphora (watery eye)

 Trichiasis (in growing eyelashes)

 Differential diagnosis of lumps and bumps in the vicinity of the eye

 Flashes/floaters*

*if these are new or suddenly worse it is recommended that you are seen by MECS or by eye-emergency within 24hrs

Opticians in the Southampton area offering MECS:

Specsavers Bitterne

Unit 3, 440 Bitterne Road, Southampton, SO18 5EF

 

023 8042 5150

Boots Opticians

391 Bitterne Road, Bitterne, Southampton, SO18 5RR

 

023 8044 8443

Boots Opticians

19-29 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DX

 

023 8033 1897

Boots Opticians

86 Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DT

 

023 8022 3441

 

Specsavers

15 Above Bar, Southampton, SO14 7DX

 

023 8063 6105

Leightons Opticians

Stag Gates 68 The Avenue, Southampton, SO17 1XS

 

023 8022 3185

Specsavers Shirley

18-20 Shirley High Street, Shirley, Soton, SO15 3NH

 

023 8077 8818

Rawlings Opticians

10 St Johns Centre, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4QU

 

01489 784346

Rawlings Opticians

14 Fryern Arcade, Chandlers Ford, SO53 2DQ

 

023 8025 2428

Leightons Opticians

 

4 The Mall Winchester Road, Chandlers Ford, SO53 2QD

 

023 8026 6181

Leightons Opticians

17 Water Lane, Totton, SO40 3DG

 

023 8086 2456

 

Specsavers Totton

11 Commercial Rd, Totton, SO40 3BX

 

023 8058 0070

Leightons Opticians

67 St Georges Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8AH

 

01962 852961

For more information: www.pecsussex.org.uk

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