Red Eye Clinic and Urgent Care

Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS)

Pagan & McQuade’s Optometrists are accredited with the MECS scheme (Minor Eye Conditions Service) to provide clinical appointments and advice for red eyes and other conditions.


This expansion of Optometrist care allows us to investigate and monitor more eye conditions on your behalf than the standard NHS sight test. We have found the uptake of this service to be very well received by patients in the local area. Entitlement for NHS funding for your appointment is dependent on being registered with a local GP practice.


MECS eye appointments are also available with Pagan & McQuade Opticians privately.


If you have an eye concern, ask us first and you might save yourself a trip to the hospital.

How we can help

Examples of conditions suitable for investigation, assessment and management advice under this service are:


  • Dry, Age-Related Macular Degeneration.

  • Blurred vision

  • Visual Field Loss

  • Flashes and Floaters (Posterior Vitreous Detachment or Retinal Detachment)

  • Headaches

  • Foreign Bodies

  • Watering Eyes

  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis

  • Allergic Conjunctivitis

  • Viral Conjunctivitis

  • Eye Lid Disease

  • Blepharitis (eyelid margin inflammation)

  • Entropion (inward turning eyelids)

  • Extropion (outward turning eyelids)

  • Meibomian Gland Disfunction

  • Double Vision

  • Retinal Pigmentary Changes

  • Retinal Peripheral Degenerations

  • Choroiditis (inner eye inflammation)

  • Choroidal Naevi (inner eye pigmentation)

Please contact us for further information on access to this NHS Minor Eye Conditions Service.


Related pages:

Contact Lenses

Eye Tests