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The three services available in Walsall are MECS (also known as PEARS in Wolverhampton), which offers rapid assessment of people with recent onset eye problems; cataract referral and post operative assessment; 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 Walsall area practices
Use the search box at the top of the table to search for a specific practice, or town e.g. Aldridge.
|Visioncare Direct Opticians||13 Stafford St Willenhall WV13 1TG||01902 609244||YES||NO||NO|
|Home Eyecare||Home visit (Domiciliary) Provider||01527 529010||NO||YES||NO|
|Moores Opticians||73 BRADFORD STREET Walsall West Midlands WS1 3QD||01922 623469||YES||YES||YES|
|4Sight Opticians||50 Park Mall, Saddlers Centre Walsall West Midlands WS1 1YS||01922 613433||YES||YES||YES|
|Martin Wheeler Opticians||37A HIGH STREET Walsall West Midlands WS3 4LX||01922 683080||YES||YES||YES|
|Pleck Eyecare Centre t/a A&F Optical||252 Wednesbury Rd Walsall West Midlands WS2 9QN||01922 616222||YES||YES||YES|
|KB Opticians||236 High Street Bloxwich WS3 3QL||01922 476553||YES||NO||NO|
|Specsavers Walsall||17 Park Street Walsall West Midlands WS1 1LY||01922 633390||YES||YES||YES|
|Boots Opticians||42 High Street Brownhills West Midlands WS8 6EL||01543 372696||YES||YES||YES|
|Specsavers Bloxwich||135 HIGH STREET Bloxwich Walsall West Midlands WS3 3LE||01922 400366||YES||YES||YES|
|Specsavers Brownhills||Unit 1 12-28 high street Brownhills West Midlands WS8 6EQ||01543 363790||YES||YES||YES|
|Portland Opticians||8 Croft Parade, Aldridge. WS9 8LY||01922 452279||YES||YES||YES|
|Colin Lee Opticians||7-9 ANCHOR PARADE Aldridge West Midlands WS9 8QP||01922 454151||YES||YES||YES|
|Watts & Attewell Opticians||59 King Street Darlaston West Midlands WS10 8DE||0121 5266396||YES||YES||YES|
|Boots Opticians||198a High Street Walsall West Midlands WS3 3LA||01922 475388||YES||YES||YES|
|John L Powell Opticians||236 Coalway Rd Merry Hill Wolverhampton WV3 7NN||01902 332485||YES||YES||YES|
|P+J Hamer Optometrists LTD||57 Portland Road Aldridge west Midlands WS9 8NU||01922 455664||YES||YES||YES|
|Silvercourt Opticians||17 Silvercourt Brownhills Walsall West Midlands WS8 6HA||01543 372504||YES||YES||YES|
You can also look on this page for practices in other areas.
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 Walsall 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 Walsall 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 Walsall. 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.
Where can I get my drops from?
Walsall now has a pharmacy scheme running where prescriptions issued are dispensed by a pharmacy, even if you gets free prescriptions , without the need to go to the GP. Here is a list of pharmacies offering this service, sorted by town.
|LloydsPharmacy Anchor Meadow||Anchor Meadow Health Centre||Aldridge||WS9 8AJ|
|Asda Bloxwich Walsall WS3 3JR||Woodall Street||Bloxwich||WS3 3JR|
|LloydsPharmacy Bloxwich||169 High Street||Bloxwich||WS3 3LH|
|Asda Darlaston||St Lawrence Way||Darlaston||WS10 8UZ|
|Peak Pharmacy||101 High Street||Moxley||WS10 8RT|
|LloydsPharmacy||2 Field Road||Pinfold||WS3 3JE|
|LloydsPharmacy Pleck (Wednesbury Road)||177 Wednesbury Road||Pleck||WS2 9QL|
|Peak Pharmacy||26A Hall Street East||Rough Hay||WS10 8PL|
|LloydsPharmacy||107 Lichfield Road||Rushall||WS4 1HB|
|LloydsPharmacy Streetly||121 Chester Road||Streetly||B74 2HE|
|Larvic Ismail Pharmacy||73 Milton Street||Walsall||WS1 4LA|
|Larvic Pharmacy||151 Wednesbury Road||Milton House||Walsall||WS1 4JQ.|
|MOSSLEY CHEMIST||10 CRESSWELL CRESCENT||WALSALL||WS3 2UW|
|LloydsPharmacy Lichfield Street||126 Lichfield Street||Walsall||WS1 1SY|
|BDS PHARMACY (UK) LTD WALSALL||UNIT 11 LISKEARD ROAD||Walsall||WS5 3EY|
|ASDA St Matthews||George Street||Walsall||WS1 1RS|
|LloydsPharmacy Pleck (Oxford Street)||14 Oxford Street||Walsall||WS2 9HY|
|LloydsPharmacy Willenhall||230 Coppice Farm Way||Willenhall||WV12 5XZ|