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The three services available in Sandwell and West Birmingham are MECS, which offers rapid assessment of people with recent onset eye problems; 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.
List of Sandwell and West Birmingham area practices
Use the search box at the top of the table to search for a specific practice, or town e.g. Smethwick.
|Bainbridge Opometrists||502 Bearwood Road Smethwick B66 4BX||0121 429 6006||YES|
|Cape Opticians||79 Cape Hill Smethwick B66 4SG||0121-558-0148||YES|
|Scrivens Opticians||1-2 International House Old Walsall Road, Hamstead, Birmingham, West Midlands.B42 1NN||0121 357 3182||YES|
|Ward (Ophthalmic Opticians)||76 Oxhill Road Handsworth B21 9RH||0121 554 8949||YES|
|Eyecare Opticians||The Bank Building, Langley High Street Oldbury B69 4SN||0121 552 4698||YES|
|Eye Centre Opticians||289 Dudley Road Winson Green B18 4HA||0121 454 6569||YES|
|Stokes Opticians||4-6 Carters Green West Bromwich B70 9LW||0121 553 0330||YES|
|M Davda||364 Witton Road Aston B6 6PD||0121 327 7792||YES|
|Roger Meredith Opticians||6 High Street Cradley Heath B64 5HP||01384 566770||YES|
|Eyedeal Eyewear||104 High St, Cradley Heath B64 5HE||01384 412000||YES|
|Clear Vision||81 Rookery Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands.B21 9QX||0121 523 8383||YES|
|Maxton Saunders Ltd||842 Stratford Road Sparkhill B11 4BS||0121 777 4081||YES|
|Manjot Optical||387 Dudley Road Winson Green B18 4HD||0121 555 6524||YES|
|Scrivens||93 Corporation Street Windsor Arcade B2 4UG||0121 236 7583||YES|
|R J Owen Opticians||10 Warren Farm Road Kingstanding B44 0QU||0121 373 5790||YES|
|Dudleywood opticians||2 Bush Road Dudley DY6 0BH||01902 420348||YES|
|Urban Opticians||536 Moseley Road Balsall Heath B12 9AE||0121 440 0499||YES|
|Specsavers Opticians||14-15 New Street Birmingham B2 4RQ||0121 616 2220||YES|
|Bansal Opticians||381 Soho Road Handsworth B21 9SF||0121 554 5662||YES|
|Eye Centre (Birmingham)||202 Warwick Road Greet B11 2NB||0121 772 2505||YES|
|Spectrum Opticians||14 Waterloo Road, Smethwick, B66 4JW||0121 565 4505||YES|
|Portway Opticians||51a New Birmingham Road Tividale, Oldbury B69 2JQ||01902 420348||YES|
|Gallery Opticians||52E Lozells Road Lozells B19 2TJ||0121 554 2563||YES|
|Hamstead Eyecare||4 International House Old Walsall Road B421NN||0121 679 4493||YES|
|specs direct||150 Lozells road lozells B19 2SK||0121 507 1661||YES|
|S P H Opticians||18 Great Bridge Tipton DY4 7HA||0121 557 1875||YES|
|David Wright Opticians||178 Halesowen Road Cradley Heath B64 6HU||01384 568622||YES|
|Scrivens Opticians||575 Bearwood Road Smethwick B66 4BH||0121 422 3007||YES|
|Eye Express||One Stop Shopping Centre Perry Barr B42 1AA||0121 356 7115||YES|
|Onkar Eye Centre||98 Soho Road Handsworth B21 9DP||0121 554 8341||YES|
|Specsavers Opticians||New Square Shopping Centre West bromwich B70 7PP||0121 553 0685||YES|
|Eyestyle Opticians||71A Great Bridge Tipton DY4 7HF||0121 557 1523||YES|
|Cacoullis Opticians||31 Birmingham Street Oldbury B69 4DY||0121552 2550||YES|
|Eye Express||909 Walsall Road Great Barr B43 1TN||0121 357 6465||YES|
|Specsavers Blackheath||170 High Street Blackheath, B65 0DX||0121 559 5816||YES|
|Scrivens Opticians||9 Birmingham Street Oldbury B69 4DT||0121 552 1189||YES|
|Eye 2 Eye||814 Stratford Road Sparkhill B11 4BS||0121 777 2521||YES|
|Specsavers Opticians||599 Bearwood Road Smethwick B66 4BJ||0121 420 0340||YES|
|Focus Eye Clinic||65 Rupert Street Nechells B7 5DT||0121 359 2666||YES|
|I M Hadfield Optometrists||162 Beeches Road Great Barr B42 2HN||0121 357 1748||YES|
|Eyeland Opticians||4 High Street, Black Heath, West Midlands, B65 0DT||0121 559 1054||YES|
|Arnold & Arnold||17-18 High Street Cradley Heath B64 5HG||01384 561969||YES|
|Colin Lee Opticians||14 Newton Road Great Barr B43 6BN||0121-357 7890||YES|
|Opticare Ophthalmic Opticians||150A Ladypool Road Sparkbrook B12 8JS||0121 771 3222||YES|
|Clifford Brown Opticians||37 Cape Hill Birmingham B66 4RX||0121 558 1621||YES|
|KG Miles||349A Soho Road Handsworth B21 9SE||0121 554 2130||YES|
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 Sandwell and West 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 Sandwell and West 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 Sandwell and West 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.