Walsall

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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.

PracticeAddressTelephoneMECSCataractPressures
P+J Hamer Optometrists LTD57 Portland Road Aldridge west Midlands WS9 8NU01922 455664YESYESYES
Specsavers BrownhillsUnit 1 12-28 high street Brownhills West Midlands WS8 6EQ01543 363790YESYESYES
Moores Opticians73 BRADFORD STREET Walsall West Midlands WS1 3QD01922 623469YESYESYES
Park Hall Opticians15 Liskeard Road Walsall West Midlands WS5 3EY01922 614205YESYESYES
4Sight Opticians50 Park Mall, Saddlers Centre Walsall West Midlands WS1 1YS01922 613433YESYESYES
Silvercourt Opticians17 Silvercourt Brownhills Walsall West Midlands WS8 6HA01543 372504YESYESYES
Visioncare Direct Opticians13 Stafford St Willenhall WV13 1TG 01902 609244YESNONO
KB Opticians236 High St, Walsall WS3 3LQ01922 476553NOYESNO
Watts & Attewell Opticians59 King Street Darlaston West Midlands WS10 8DE0121 5266396YESYESYES
Boots Opticians42 High Street Brownhills West Midlands WS8 6EL01543 372696YESYESYES
Pleck Eyecare Centre t/a A&F Optical252 Wednesbury Rd Walsall West Midlands WS2 9QN01922 616222YESYESYES
Home EyecareHome visit (Domiciliary) Provider01527 529010 NOYESNO
Boots Opticians198a High Street Walsall West Midlands WS3 3LA01922 475388YESYESYES
Specsavers Walsall17 Park Street Walsall West Midlands WS1 1LY01922 633390YESYESYES
Specsavers Bloxwich135 HIGH STREET Bloxwich Walsall West Midlands WS3 3LE01922 400366YESYESYES
Colin Lee Opticians7-9 ANCHOR PARADE Aldridge West Midlands WS9 8QP01922 454151YESYESYES
Martin Wheeler Opticians37A HIGH STREET Walsall West Midlands WS3 4LX01922 683080YESYESYES
The Outside ClinicHome visit (Domiciliary) Provider01793 642200NOYESNO
KB Opticians236 High Street Bloxwich WS3 3QL01922 476553YESNONO
Focus Eyecare1 Corporation St Walsall WS1 4HR01922 278099YESNONO

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

MECS

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 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.

NameAddress1Address 2TownPostcode
LloydsPharmacy Anchor MeadowAnchor Meadow Health CentreAldridgeWS9 8AJ
Asda Bloxwich Walsall WS3 3JRWoodall StreetBloxwichWS3 3JR
LloydsPharmacy Bloxwich169 High StreetBloxwichWS3 3LH
Asda DarlastonSt Lawrence WayDarlastonWS10 8UZ
Peak Pharmacy101 High StreetMoxleyWS10 8RT
LloydsPharmacy2 Field RoadPinfoldWS3 3JE
LloydsPharmacy Pleck (Wednesbury Road)177 Wednesbury RoadPleckWS2 9QL
Peak Pharmacy26A Hall Street EastRough HayWS10 8PL
LloydsPharmacy107 Lichfield RoadRushallWS4 1HB
LloydsPharmacy Streetly121 Chester RoadStreetlyB74 2HE
Larvic Ismail Pharmacy73 Milton StreetWalsallWS1 4LA
Larvic Pharmacy151 Wednesbury RoadMilton HouseWalsallWS1 4JQ.
MOSSLEY CHEMIST10 CRESSWELL CRESCENTWALSALLWS3 2UW
LloydsPharmacy Lichfield Street126 Lichfield StreetWalsallWS1 1SY
BDS PHARMACY (UK) LTD    WALSALL UNIT 11 LISKEARD ROADWalsallWS5 3EY
ASDA St MatthewsGeorge StreetWalsallWS1 1RS
LloydsPharmacy Pleck (Oxford Street)14 Oxford StreetWalsallWS2 9HY
LloydsPharmacy Willenhall230 Coppice Farm WayWillenhallWV12 5XZ