Minor Eye Conditions (MECS)

A new Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS) is now available to Newham residents.

MECS is a NHS funded service available to all patients registered with a Newham GP and over 10 years old.

The service is designed to offer convenient care for minor medical eye conditions.

Examples of eye conditions that can be treated by a MECS are:

  • Red eye(s)
  • Significant recent discharge from or watering from the eye
  • Mild trauma, for example a scratch to the outer surface of the eye(s) or lid(s)
  • Suspected foreign body in the eye
  • Mild pain and/or discomfort in the eyes

The service is provided by local optometrists who have specialist knowledge and skills to carry out this work. Appointments are offered every day of the week and patients can expect to be seen within 24 hours for urgent issues or 48 hours for routine issues.

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A list of MECS locations along with contact details are below:

Name Contact Number Address Opening Times
MM Beg 0208 472 8028 13 Plashet grove E6 1AD


10:30am – 06:00pm

Tues/Sun: 10:30am – 02:00pm

Vision Academy 020 8586 7132 73 Plashet Road E13 0QA 

Mon-Fri: 09:30am – 05:30pm

Sat: 10:00am – 05:30pm

Specsavers (East Ham) 020 8470 0800  43 High Street North E6 2JD 

Mon – Fri: 09:00am – 6:00pm

Sat: 09:30am – 06:00pm

Sun: 10:00am – 04:00pm

Boots Stratford 020 8221 2495 31-32 Lower Ground Floor, The Arcade, Westfield, E20 1EH

Mon: 09:30am – 06:00pm

Wed/Thur: 10:30am – 7:00pm

Fri: 09:00am – 06:00pm

Sat: 09:00am – 05:30pm

Sun: 12:00pm – 05:00pm

Specsavers (Stratford) 020 8221 1113  85 Stratford Centre E15 1XQ 

Mon-Fri: 09:30am – 06:30pm

Sat: 09:00am – 06:00pm

Sun: 10:00am – 05:00pm

Forest Gate Eye Clinic 020 8181 9171  47 Woodford road E7 0DJ  Mon-Sat: 09:00am – 05:30pm
Specsavers (Beckton) 020 8470 0800  1 Claps Gate Lane E6 6JF 

Mon-Sat: 09:00am-06:00pm

Sun: 11:00am – 05:30pm

Specstore Opticians 020 7476 4745  32 Barking Road  E16 1EQ Mon/Wed/Fri: 10:00am – 03:00pm