This page contains information for patients in Birmingham registered with a Birmingham & Solihull CCG GP. Some patients in West Birmingham have a GP registered with Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG. If you are registered with one of these please see the Sandwell page. If your GP is in a different area please click here to return to the area selection page.

We offer MECS to patients registered with GPs based in the Birmingham area. MECS offers rapid assessment of people with recent onset eye problems. Additionally we may be able to offer cataract referral, and IOPRM which enables improved assessment of eye pressure in an eye examination.

If you are concerned about your eyes or your sight, contact us or one of the practices on the participating practice list for further guidance or rapid assessment.

If you are concerned about your eyes or your sight, contact us or one of the practices on the participating practice list for further guidance or rapid assessment.

List of Birmingham (and Sandwell) area practices

Use the search box at the top of the table to search for a specific practice, or town e.g. Handsworth.

Eyes & Vision280 Wellington Rd, Birmingham B20 2QL0121 331 1550YES
Eye Centre Opticians289 Dudley Road,Winson Green,Birmingham,West Midlands.B18 4HA0121 454 6569YES
Scrivens Opticians9 Birmingham Street Oldbury B69 4DT0121 552 1189YES
Boots Opticians67-69 High Street,Birmingham,Birmingham,West Midlands.B4 7TA0121 236 6027YES
Specsavers Opticians136 High Street,Harborne,Birmingham,West Midlands.B17 9NN0121 426 0810YES
Maginnis Opticians (Optometrists)1379 Pershore Road,Stirchley,Birmingham,West Midlands.B30 2JR0121 458 2920YES
Pabari Optcians
2 Drakes Cross Parade Wythall B47 5HD
01564 824482
Davda Opticians364 Witton Road,Aston,Birmingham,West Midlands.B6 6PD0121 327 7792YES
Specsavers OpticiansNew Square Shopping Centre West bromwich B70 7PP0121 553 0685YES
Andrew Martin and Associates244 Lichfield Road,Sutton Coldfield,Birmingham,West Midlands.B74 2UD0121 308 1886YES
Onkar Eye Care Opticians151 Alum Rock Road,Saltley,Birmingham,West Midlands.B8 1NH0121 327 0620YES
Pabari Opticians Ltd14 St Mary's Row,Moseley,Birmingham,West Midlands.B13 8JG0121 449 0845YES
Neil Berry Opticians6 Holland Street,Sutton Coldfield,Birmingham,West Midlands.B72 1RR0121 355 6895YES
SHA Abdi403 Witton Road,Aston,Birmingham,West Midlands.B6 6SP0121 356 9390YES
I M Hadfield Optometrists162 Beeches Road,Great Barr,Birmingham,West Midlands.B42 2HN0121 357 1748YES
Portland Opticians345 Coventry Road, Small Heath, Birmingham, B10 0SN0121 772 1442YES
Clifford Brown Opticians
37 Cape Hill Birmingham B66 4RX
0121 558 1621
Onkar Eye Society Opticians5 St Mary's Row,Moseley,Birmingham,West Midlands.B13 8HW0121 449 2071YES
Ward (Ophthalmic Opticians) Ltd202 Sutton New Road,Erdington,Birmingham,West Midlands.B23 6QU0121 373 6897YES
Portway Opticians51a New Birmingham Road Tividale, Oldbury B69 2JQ01902 420348YES
Optical Eye Lusions1514 Stratford Road,,Birmingham,West Midlands.B28 9ET0121 744 2805YES
Scrivens Ltd246 High Street,Erdington,Birmingham,West Midlands.B23 6SN0121 373 0680YES
Eye Centre (Birmingham)202 Warwick Road Greet B11 2NB0121 772 2505YES
Dudleywood opticians2 Bush Road Dudley DY6 0BH01902 420348YES
New Image Opticians1120 Warwick Road,Acocks Green,Birmingham,West Midlands.B27 6BL0121 707 9733YES
Colin Lee Opticians14 Newton Road Great Barr B43 6BN0121-357 7890YES
Specsavers Longbridge11 High Street, Longbridge, Birmingham, B31 2UQ0121 475 3824YES
Specsavers OpticiansUnit 4 - Red Rose Centre,57B Lower Parade,Birmingham,West Midlands.B72 1XX0121 354 4143YES
Bansal Opticians381 Soho Road,Handsworth,Birmingham,West Midlands.B21 9SF0121 554 5662YES
Colin Lee Opticians12 Fox and Goose Shopping Centre,Ward End,Birmingham,West Midlands.B8 2EP0121 784 5888YES
specs direct150 Lozells road lozells B19 2SK0121 507 1661YES
Scrivens Opticians575 Bearwood Road Smethwick B66 4BH0121 422 3007YES
Mahendra Mohanlal Davda554A Coventry Road,Small Heath,Birmingham,West Midlands.B10 0UN0121 772 2902YES
Myoptics Opticians14 Curdale Road,Bartley Green,Birmingham,West Midlands.B32 4HB0121 475 4920YES
Lad & Turner Optical Practice8 The Lane,Wylde Green,Birmingham,West Midlands.B72 1YG0121 350 5872YES
Scrivens Ltd167 WEOLEY CASTLE,,Birmingham,West Midlands.B29 5QH0121 427 1021YES
Brittain Opticians Ltd97 High Street,Harborne,Birmingham,West Midlands.B17 9NR0121 427 1007YES
Neil Berry Opticians556 Holly Lane,Erdington,Birmingham,West Midlands.B24 9LY0121 377 7393YES
Scrivens Ltd37 Pershore Road South,Stirchley,Birmingham,West Midlands.B30 3EG0121 458 3335YES
Eye Opticians Ltd44 Islington Row,Edgbaston,Birmingham,West Midlands.B15 1LD0121 456 5676YES
Specsavers Opticians599 Bearwood Road Smethwick B66 4BJ0121 420 0340YES
Andrew Martin Optometrist Ltd66 Boldmere Road,Sutton Coldfield,Birmingham,West Midlands.B73 5TJ0121 354 6411YES
Cacoullis Opticians31 Birmingham Street Oldbury B69 4DY0121552 2550YES
Manjot Optical387 Dudley Road,Winson Green,Birmingham,West Midlands.B18 4HD0121 555 6524YES
Scrivens Ltd231 Hawthorn Road,Kingstanding,Birmingham,West Midlands.B44 8PL0121 373 1447YES
Pabari Opticians278 Baldwins Lane,Hall Green,Birmingham,West Midlands.B28 0XB0121 745 3663YES
J & D Mason Opticians2 The Green,Kings Norton,Birmingham,West Midlands.B38 8SD0121 451 3485YES
Eyecare Opticians 503a Coventry Road
Small Heath
B10 0LL
0121 773 2129YES
Vision Clinic29 Birchfield Road, Birchfield, Birmingham, West Midlands.B19 1SU
0121 507 0812
G S Ganger Optician 81 Blackwood Road Streetly Sutton Coldfield B74 3PW 0121 353 3918YES
Clear Vision81 Rookery Road,Handsworth,Birmingham,West Midlands.B21 9QX0121 523 8383YES
Scrivens Opticians1-2 International House Old Walsall Road,Hamstead,Birmingham,West Midlands.B42 1NN0121 357 3182YES
Scrivens635 Kingstanding Road, Kingstanding, Birmingham, B44 9SU0121 354 2100
KG Miles349A Soho Road,Handsworth,Birmingham,West Midlands.B21 9SE0121 554 2130YES
Specsavers - Castle ValeSainsbury’s, Castle Vale Retail Park, Chester Road, Castle Vale, Birmingham, B35 6HB 0121 312 4946YES
John Simon Albright90 Weoley Castle Road,Weoley Castle,Birmingham,West Midlands.B29 5PT0121 477 2835YES
Specsavers Erdington138 High Street, Erdington, Birmingham, B23 6RS0121 382 1477YES
Specsavers OpticiansUnit 3 The Swan Shopping Centre,Yardley,Birmingham,West Midlands.B25 8UJ0121 765 5700YES
S P H Opticians18 Great Bridge Tipton DY4 7HA0121 557 1875YES
Malcolm Gray & Associates336 Lichfield Road,Sutton Coldfield,Birmingham,West Midlands.B74 4BH0121 308 4255YES
Boots OpticiansUnit 29-30 Longbridge Town Centre,Longbridge,Birmingham,West Midlands.B31 2TS0345 125 3758YES
Scrivens Ltd115 The Parade,Sutton Coldfield,Birmingham,West Midlands.B72 1PU0121 354 4534YES
Arnold & Arnold
17-18 High Street Cradley Heath B64 5HG
01384 561969
M Davda364 Witton Road Aston B6 6PD0121 327 7792YES
Portland Opticians1 Institute Road Kings Heath B14 7EG
0121 444 4838
Specsavers OpticiansUnit 5K, Mulberry Walk,Mere Green,Birmingham,West Midlands.B74 2UG0845 202 0241YES
Roots Opticians168 Trinity Road,Aston,Birmingham,West Midlands.B6 6HZ0121 328 5700YES
Scrivens Ltd300 Kitts Green Road,Lea Hall,Birmingham,West Midlands.B33 9SB0121 783 3159YES
Bainbridge Opometrists502 Bearwood Road Smethwick B66 4BX0121 429 6006YES
Alan Tyler Opticians291 Fox Hollies Road,Acocks Green,Birmingham,West Midlands.B27 7PS0121 706 3998YES
Stokes Opticians4-6 Carters Green West Bromwich B70 9LW0121 553 0330YES
Specsavers Opticians14-15 New Street,Birmingham,Birmingham,West Midlands.B2 4RQ0121 616 2220YES
Pabari Opticians Ltd3 Alvechurch Road,West Heath,Birmingham,West Midlands.B31 3JW0121 477 5252YES
Eyeworld Opticians678 Alum Rock Road,Pelham,Birmingham,West Midlands.B8 3NU0121 328 4328YES
Ophthalmic Care Opticians
753 Alum Rock Road Birmingham B8 3PX.
0121 327 2378
Vision Express
144 High Street Harborne B17 9NP
0121 428 4835
Ward (Ophthalmic Opticians) Ltd85A Chester Road,New Oscott,Birmingham,West Midlands.B73 5BA0121 354 8168YES
Boots Opticians
[AB Optical ltd]
235-237 Hagley Road,Birmingham,Birmingham,West Midlands.B16 9RR0121 454 3355YES
Charles Morris Optometrists28 Walmley Road,Walmley,Birmingham,West Midlands.B76 1QN0121 351 2344YES
David Wright Opticians178 Halesowen Road Cradley Heath B64 6HU01384 568622YES
The Eye ClinicSparkbrook Community and Health Centre,34 Grantham Road,Birmingham,West Midlands.B11 1LU0121 464 9860YES
Focus Eye Clinic65 Rupert Street,Nechells,Birmingham,West Midlands.B7 5DT0121 359 2666YES
Eye 2 Eye814 Stratford Road,Sparkhill,Birmingham,West Midlands.B11 4BS0121 777 2521YES
Hamstead Eyecare4 International House Old Walsall Road,Great Barr,Birmingham,West Midlands.B421NN0121 679 4493YES
Eye Express909 Walsall Road,Great Barr,Birmingham,West Midlands.B42 1TN0121 357 6465YES
Scrivens Ltd146 Church Road,Yardley,Birmingham,West Midlands.B25 8UT0121 784 8022YES
Bainbridge Opticians93 High Street,Harbourne,Birmingham,West Midlands.B17 9NR0121 427 8201YES
Maxton Saunders Ltd842 Stratford Road,Sparkhill,Birmingham,West Midlands.B11 4BS0121 777 4081YES
Ward (Ophthalmic Opticians)76 Oxhill Road Handsworth B21 9RH0121 554 8949YES
Scrivens93 Corporation Street Windsor Arcade B2 4UG0121 236 7583YES
Roger Meredith Opticians6 High Street Cradley Heath B64 5HP01384 566770YES
Eyecare OpticiansBank Building, Langley High Street Oldbury B69 4SN07590 686 111YES
Eyestyle Opticians71A Great Bridge Tipton DY4 7HF0121 557 1523YES
Opticare Ophthalmic Opticians150A Ladypool Road Sparkbrook B12 8JS0121 771 3222YES
Cape Opticians79 Cape Hill Smethwick B66 4SG0121-558-0148YES
Sodha Optometrists95 Alum Rock Road,Alum Rock,Birmingham,West Midlands.B8 1ND0121 326 0334YES
Eye ExpressOne Stop Shopping Centre,Perry Barr,Birmingham,West Midlands.B42 1AA0121 356 7115YES
Onkar Eye Centre98 Soho Road,Handsworth,Birmingham,West Midlands.B21 9DP0121 554 8341YES
Boots Opticians1321 Coventry Road,Yardley,Birmingham,West Midlands.B25 8LP0121 707 9177YES
Specsavers Kings Heath132 High Street, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7LG0121 441 1322YES
Banks Opticians1115A Warwick Road,Acocks Green,Birmingham,West Midlands.B27 6RA0121 706 6604YES
Specsavers NorthfieldUnit 3, 790-792 Bristol Road South, Northfield, B31 2NN0121 476 4717YES
Eagle Eyes Opticians LtdHall Green, Birmingham, B28 8AE0121 777 8889YES
Gallery Opticians52E Lozells Road,Lozells,Birmingham,West Midlands.B19 2TJ0121 554 2563YES
Specsavers1086 Warwick Road,Acocks Green,Birmingham,West Midlands.B27 6BH0121 707-6501YES
Vincent Roberts Optometrists
267 Alcester Road South Kings Heath B14 6EB
0121 441 2843
Eyeworld Optometrists1863 Pershore Road,Cotteridge,Birmingham,West Midlands.B30 3DJ0121 458 1359YES
Eyedeal Eyewear104 High St, Cradley Heath B64 5HE01384 412000YES
R J Owen Opticians10 Warren Farm Road,Kingstanding,Birmingham,West Midlands.B44 0QU0121 373 5790YES
Scrivens Ltd2162 Coventry Road,Sheldon,Birmingham,West Midlands.B26 3JB0121 743 2704YES
T Cox Opticians565 Washwood Heath Road,Ward End,Birmingham,West Midlands.B8 2HB0121 327 1814YES
Urban Opticians536 Moseley Road Balsall Heath B12 9AE0121 440 0499YES
Boots OpticiansUnit 8 Fort Retail Park, Wood Lane, Birmingham, B24 9QS0121 386 1359YES
Hessa Opticians1537 Stratford Road, Birmingham. B28 9JA0121 744 3289YES
Late Nite Ltd
328-330 Dudley Rd Birmingham B18 4HJ
0121 454 4466
Scrivens Ltd731 Bristol Road South,Northfield ,Birmingham,West Midlands.B31 2NG0121 475 1152YES
James Ernest Optometry26 The Circle,Harborne,Birmingham,West Midlands.B17 9DY0121 448 6066YES

You can also look on this page for practices in other areas.


This leaflet provides general patient information on the Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS).

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) across Birmingham who have specialist knowledge, training and skills. 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

If you are concerned about your eyes or eyesight, or if you are unsure whether your symptoms can be assessed and treated by the service, please contact one of the participating optometry practices who will advise you.

NOTE: If you have an eye condition that is being regularly monitored by your optometrist or hospital eye service, this will not be covered by MECS; for example cataracts, diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma.

Who is the service for?

The service is for people registered with a Birmingham GP. It is for people of all ages – adults and children. Children under 16 years must be accompanied at their appointment by an adult.

How do I book an appointment with the service?

The service is provided by a number of registered optometrists across Birmingham. You telephone an approved optometrist directly (self-refer) to make an appointment. On contacting the optometry practice, you will be asked some questions about your symptoms in order to assess how quickly you need to be seen by the service. Depending on your symptoms, you will be seen within 24 or 48 hours.

Appointments are available during normal working hours. Some optometry practices offer appointments at the weekend.

Please take your glasses and a list of your current medication with you to the appointment. The optometrist may put drops in your eyes to enlarge your pupils in order to get a better view inside your eyes. You should not drive until the effects of these drops have worn off, which may take a few hours.

What will happen at my appointment?

The optometrist will discuss your eye history and the symptoms you are experiencing. You will receive an eye assessment, advice and treatment appropriate to your symptoms. You may need a follow-up appointment, and if so, this will be booked at the end of your first appointment.

If your condition is more serious, the optometrist will book you an urgent appointment at a hospital eye clinic for care.

If you need a routine appointment with a hospital, the optometrist will refer you for this.

You may also be advised to make an appointment with your GP if you eye condition is related to your general health.

Information or Communication Support Needs.

If you have specific information or communication support needs, please let the practice know in advance at the time of booking your appointment.