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Minor Eye Conditions Service (MEC)

The Minor Eye Care service is free for all patients who are registered with a Rotherham GP and over the age of 5 years old. Patients must have a recent eye problem which falls into one of the categories listed below.  Patients can refer themselves into the service by calling the telephone number of the participating optometrist they want to access. A list of the participating optometrist can be found here. The practice will ask you a number of questions to see if you are suitable for the service and book you into an appointment if appropriate.

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Inclusion Criteria MECS:

  • Loss of vision including transient loss
  • Sudden onset of blurred vision (unless a sight test is more appropriate)
  • Ocular pain or discomfort
  • Systemic disease affecting the eye
  • Differential diagnosis of red eye
  • Foreign body and emergency contact lens removal (not by the fitting practitioner)
  • Dry eye (an inflammation and/or neuropathic pain associated with an imbalance in the tear film
  • Blepharitis
  • Epiphora (watering of eyes)
  • Trichiasis (typically in growing eye lashes)
  • Differential diagnosis of lumps and bumps in the vicinity of the eye
  • Recent onset of diplopia (double vision)