Dudley

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What Services are available?

The three services available to patients with a Dudley CCG GP are:

  • MECSĀ  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

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Practice NameAddressPhone numberOffers MECS?
Specsavers Opticians36 Hagley Mall,Cornbow Centre,Halesowen,West Midlands.B63 4AL0121 504 4940YES
Bonham and Butler Opticians216 Wolverhampton Street,Dudley,,West Midlands.DY1 1EF01384 253696YES
The Eyecare Centre42 Louise Street,Gornal Wood,Dudley,West Midlands.DY3 2UB01384 256 248YES
Boots Opticians119 High Street,Stourbridge,,West Midlands.DY8 1DT01384 440 594YES
Julian Hill Opticians108 Hagley Rd,Oldswinford,,West Midlands.DY8 1QU01384 374 232YES
Specsavers Opticians13 Castle Street,Dudley,,West Midlands.DY1 1LF01384 214 851YES
The Eyecare Centre796 High Street,Kingswinford,,West Midlands.DY6 8AA01384 292505YES
Specsavers Opticians9 Townsend Place,Kingswinford,,West Midlands.DY6 9JL 01384 402 886YES
Pinder & Moore58 Market Street,Kingswinford,,West Midlands.DY6 9LE01384 274426YES
Specsavers Opticians71 High Street,Stourbridge,,West Midlands.DY8 1DX01384 440464YES
Vision ExpressUnit U45,The Merry Hill Centre,Brierley Hill,West Midlands.DY5 1SP01384 481 616YES
Dudley Wood Opticians2 Bush Road,Dudley,,West Midlands.DY2 0BH01384 412 600YES
Boots OpticiansUnit 66,Merry Hill Centre,Brierley Hill,West Midlands.DY5 1SY01384 74817YES
Scrivens43 Hagley Mall,Cornbow Centre,Halesowen,West Midlands.B63 4AL0121 501 1010YES
David Wright Opticians88 Halesowen Rd,Netherton,Dudley,West Midlands.DY2 9PS01384 238084YES
Taylor Made Specs27 Castle Street,Coseley,,West Midlands.WV14 9EP01902 670818YES
Special Looks84a Pedmore Road,Lye,Stourbridge,West Midlands.DY9 8LP01384 340 101YES
Cacoullis Opticians68 Halesowen Road,Halesowen,,West Midlands.B62 9BB0121 422 3356YES
John Hamer Opticians11 Wordsley Green Shopping Centre,Wordsley,,West Midlands.DY8 5PD01384 401 201YES
Optical ExpressUnit U83,The Merry Hill Centre,Brierley Hill,West Midlands.DY5 1SS01384 888796YES
Taylor Made Specs6 The Arcade,Kent Street,Upper Gornal,West Midlands.DY3 2DA01902 664783YES
J&S Bangay Opticians60 Bridgnorth Road,Wollaston,Stourbridge,West Midlands.DY8 3QG01384 396 585YES
4 Sight15 Churchill Shopping Centre,,Dudley,West Midlands.DY2 7BL01384 242444YES
R T Knight8 Dudley Street,Sedgley,Dudley,West Midlands.DY3 1SB01902 883 260YES
MECS

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.