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What Services are available?
The three services available to patients with a Dudley CCG GP are:
- MECS which offers rapid assessment of people with recent onset eye problems;
- Cataract referral
- 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.
List of Dudley area practices
Use the search box at the top of the table to search for a specific practice, or town e.g. Gornal.
|Practice Name||Address||Phone number||Offers MECS?|
|Specsavers Opticians||36 Hagley Mall,Cornbow Centre,Halesowen,West Midlands.B63 4AL||0121 504 4940||YES|
|Bonham and Butler Opticians||216 Wolverhampton Street,Dudley,,West Midlands.DY1 1EF||01384 253696||YES|
|The Eyecare Centre||42 Louise Street,Gornal Wood,Dudley,West Midlands.DY3 2UB||01384 256 248||YES|
|Boots Opticians||119 High Street,Stourbridge,,West Midlands.DY8 1DT||01384 440 594||YES|
|Julian Hill Opticians||108 Hagley Rd,Oldswinford,,West Midlands.DY8 1QU||01384 374 232||YES|
|Specsavers Opticians||13 Castle Street,Dudley,,West Midlands.DY1 1LF||01384 214 851||YES|
|The Eyecare Centre||796 High Street,Kingswinford,,West Midlands.DY6 8AA||01384 292505||YES|
|Specsavers Opticians||9 Townsend Place,Kingswinford,,West Midlands.DY6 9JL||01384 402 886||YES|
|Pinder & Moore||58 Market Street,Kingswinford,,West Midlands.DY6 9LE||01384 274426||YES|
|Specsavers Opticians||71 High Street,Stourbridge,,West Midlands.DY8 1DX||01384 440464||YES|
|Vision Express||Unit U45,The Merry Hill Centre,Brierley Hill,West Midlands.DY5 1SP||01384 481 616||YES|
|Dudley Wood Opticians||2 Bush Road,Dudley,,West Midlands.DY2 0BH||01384 412 600||YES|
|Boots Opticians||Unit 66,Merry Hill Centre,Brierley Hill,West Midlands.DY5 1SY||01384 74817||YES|
|Scrivens||43 Hagley Mall,Cornbow Centre,Halesowen,West Midlands.B63 4AL||0121 501 1010||YES|
|David Wright Opticians||88 Halesowen Rd,Netherton,Dudley,West Midlands.DY2 9PS||01384 238084||YES|
|Taylor Made Specs||27 Castle Street,Coseley,,West Midlands.WV14 9EP||01902 670818||YES|
|Special Looks||84a Pedmore Road,Lye,Stourbridge,West Midlands.DY9 8LP||01384 340 101||YES|
|Cacoullis Opticians||68 Halesowen Road,Halesowen,,West Midlands.B62 9BB||0121 422 3356||YES|
|John Hamer Opticians||11 Wordsley Green Shopping Centre,Wordsley,,West Midlands.DY8 5PD||01384 401 201||YES|
|Optical Express||Unit U83,The Merry Hill Centre,Brierley Hill,West Midlands.DY5 1SS||01384 888796||YES|
|Taylor Made Specs||6 The Arcade,Kent Street,Upper Gornal,West Midlands.DY3 2DA||01902 664783||YES|
|J&S Bangay Opticians||60 Bridgnorth Road,Wollaston,Stourbridge,West Midlands.DY8 3QG||01384 396 585||YES|
|4 Sight||15 Churchill Shopping Centre,,Dudley,West Midlands.DY2 7BL||01384 242444||YES|
|R T Knight||8 Dudley Street,Sedgley,Dudley,West Midlands.DY3 1SB||01902 883 260||YES|
The Dudley 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 Dudley 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 WECS; for example cataracts, diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma.
Who is the service for?
The service is for people registered with a Dudley 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 MECS registered optometrists across Dudley and some adjoining areas. 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.