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What is the Wolverhampton Eye Care Scheme (WECS)?
The WECS programme in Wolverhampton has been running since September 2014 and offers improved eye care to patients with a Wolverhampton GP.
The three services in WECS are MECS (previously known as PEARS), 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 Wolverhampton area practices
Use the search box at the top of the table to search for a specific practice, or town e.g. Bilston.
|Penn Opticians||252 Penn Road,|
|C M Biddle & Co Ltd||20 High Street, Wednesfield, Wolverhampton WV11 1SZ||01902 729028||YES||YES||YES||No|
|Flint and Partners Codsall||15 The Square Codsall Wolverhampton WV8 3PQ||01902 719855||YES||YES||YES||No|
|Visioncare Direct Opticians||Wm Morrison Supermarket Plc|
Black Country Route
|Overton Eyecare||743 Cannock Road The Scotlands Wolverhampton WV10 8PN||01902 731158||YES||YES||YES||No|
|Scrivens Bilston||9 Market Way Bilston WV14 ODR||01902 496471||YES||YES||YES||No|
|Flint and Partners||59 Tettenhall Rd Wolverhampton West Midlands WV3 9NB||01902 422096||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Specsavers Opticians City Ctre||58/59 Wulfrun Centre Wolverhampton WV1 3HG||01902 715844||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Roger K Flatters Opticians||35 Queen Street Wolverhampton West Midlands WV1 3JW||01902 423359||YES||YES||YES||No|
|Beacon Opticians Plus||Beacon Centre, Wolverhampton Road, Wolverhampton WV4 6AZ||01902 880 111||YES||YES||YES||No|
|Scrivens City Centre||6/8 Lichfield Street Wolverhampton WV1 1DG||01902 424775||YES||YES||YES||No|
|John L Powell Opticians||236 Coalway Rd Merry Hill Wolverhampton WV3 7NN||01902 332485||YES||YES||YES||No|
|Prab Boparai Opticians||339 Bushbury Lane, Wolverhampton WV10 9UL||01902 655901||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Flint and Partners Wednesfield||11 CHURCH STREET WEDNESFIELD WOLVERHAMPTON WV11 1SR||01902 719850||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Nvision Eyecare||84 Windmill Road, Castlecroft, Wolverhampton WV3 8HG||01902 38 0000||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|4 Sight Eyecare Opticians||14 Central Arcade,Mander Centre,Wolverhampton WV1 3ET||01902 714 559||YES||YES||YES||No|
|NVision Ltd||Unit 17, The Avion Centre, Whitmore Reans, Wolvs WV6 0QN||01902 779077||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Specsavers Opticians Bilston||84 Church Street Bilston WV14 OAX||01902 407940||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|H W Williams Optometrist||6 Trysull Rd Bradmore Wolverhampton WV3 7HT||01902 620352||YES||YES||YES||No|
|Marsh Optical||13a Cleveland Street,Wolverhampton WV1 3HH||01902 420919||YES||YES||YES||No|
|Lichfield St Opticians||44 Lichfield Street Wolverhampton WV1 1DG||01902 420348||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Khalil Opticians||22 Victoria Street, Wolverhampton|
|4 Sight Eyecare Opticians Fallings Park||1 Raynor Parade,Fallings Park,Wolverhampton WV10 9QY||01902 723 449||YES||YES||YES||No|
|Ashmore Park Opticians||54 Griffiths Drive Wednesfield Wolverhampton WV11 2JW||01902 739777||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Focus Eye Clinic Unit||6, Crossways Shopping Centre Heathtown Wolverhampton WV10 0BQ||01902 546820||YES||YES||YES||No|
|Taylor Biddle Opticians||39 Bridgnorth Road Compton Wolverhampton WV6 8AF||01902 750325||YES||YES||YES||YES|
You can also look on this page for practices in other areas.
The Wolverhampton 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 Wolverhampton 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 Wolverhampton 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 Wolverhampton 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.
If I need to be see urgently, where will I be sent?
From Monday 8th July 2019, all patients with emergency and urgent eye conditions will be seen in the Eye Referral Unit at the Wolverhampton and Midlands Counties Eye Infirmary, giving patients access to a team of eye experts.
This service will operate between the hours of;
• 8.00am – 5pm Monday – Friday
• 8.00am – 4pm Saturday / Sunday
For emergency or urgent eye conditions outside of these hours, patients will be seen in the Emergency Department (ED).
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?
Wolverhampton have a scheme where pharmacies will dispense medication prescribed under the MECS scheme. Here is a list of pharmacies offering this service, sorted by town.
|Name||Address 1||Town||Area||Post Code|
|Jhoots Chemist||34-35 Thornley Street||Wolverhampton||WV1 1JP|
|LloydsPharmacy||Penn Manor Medical Centre, Manor Road||Wolverhampton||WV4 5PY|
|LloydsPharmacy in Sainsburys||Rookery Street||Wednesfield||WV11 1UP|
|Co-Op Pharmacy||Pendeford Health Centre, Whitburn Close||Pendeford||WV9 5NJ|
|Central Pharmacy||Unit 6 Park Parade, Overfield Drive||Sedgmoor Park||WV14 9XW|
|Brooklands Pharamcy||48 Brooklands Parade||Wolverhampton||WV1 2NE|
|Bushbury Lane Pharmacy||331 Bushbury Lane||Wolverhampton||WV10 9UJ|
|Mayfield Pharmacy||Mayfield Medical Centre, 272 Willenhall Road||Wolverhampton||WV1 2GZ|
|Medical Centre Pharmacy||Croft Street Medical Centre, 40 Gomer Street||Willenhall||WV13 2DR|
|VANTAGE PHARMACY||18 Wolvehampton Street||Willenhall||WV13 2NF|
|West Midlands Co-operative Chemists Ltd||425 Dudley Road||Wolverhampton||WV2 3AH|
|Supercare Pharmacy||420 Dudley Road||Wolverhampton||WV2 3AY|
|Phoenix Pharmacy||Phoenix Health Centre, Parkfield Road||Wolverhampton||WV4 6ED|
|Millard and Bullock||Unit 2, Josiah House, Castle Street||Coseley||WV14 9DD|
|Morrisons Pharmacy||Morrisons Supermarket, Black Country Route||Bilston||WV14 0DZ|
|Boots UK Ltd||The Health Centre, Prouds Lane||Bilston||WV14 6PW|
|Jhoots Pharmacy||Newbridge Surgery, 225 Tettenhall Road||Wolverhampton||WV6 0DE|
|Asda Pharmacy||Molineux Way, Waterloo Road||Wolverhampton||WV1 4DE|
|Anderson Chemist||311 Dudley Road||Wolverhampton||WV2 3JY|
|All Saints Pharmacy||91-93 Vicarage Road||All Saints||WV2 1DR|
|Boots UK Ltd||25-26 Market Place||Dudley||DY1 1PJ|
|Boots Pharmacy||Instore Pharmacy, Waitrose Store, Penn Road||Wolverhampton||WV2 4NJ|
|Brutons Pharmacy||1 Mervyn Place||Bradley||Bilston||WV14 8DD|
|Bradley Chemist||83 Hall Green Street||Bradley||Bilston||WV14 8TH|
|Millstream Pharmacy||Halfway House, 151 Tettenhall Road||West Midlands||WV3 9NJ|
|Church Pharmacy||43A-45 Church Street||Bilston||West Midlands||WV14 0AX|
|Boots UK Ltd||40-42 Dudley Street||Wolverhampton||West Midlands||WV1 3EX|
|Acorn Pharmacy||41 Castle Drive||Willenhall||West Midlands||WV12 4QY|
|Murrays Healthcare||128 Childs Avenue||Coseley||West Midlands||WV14 9XB|
|LloydsPharmacy||18 The Square||New Invention||Willenhall||WV12 5EA|
|LloydsPharmacy||Sina Health Centre, 230 Coppice Farm Way||New Invention||Willenhall||WV12 5XZ|
|Portobello Pharmacy||1a Vaughan Road||Portobello||Willenhall||WV13 3TJ|
|Boots UK Ltd||3 Stafford Street||Shot Heath||Willenhall||WV13 1TQ|
|Northwood Pharmacy Ashmore Park||88 Griffiths Drive||Wednesfield||Wolverhampton||WV11 2JW|
|Newbridge Pharmacy||325 Tettenhall Road||Newbridge||Wolverhampton||WV6 0JZ|
|Penn Care Pharmacy||48 Warstones Road||Penn||Wolverhampton||WV4 4LP|
|Rexall Chemist||204-208 Penn Road||Penn||Wolverhampton||WV4 4AA|
|Boots UK Ltd||98 High Street||Wednesfield||Wolverhampton||WV11 1SZ|
|PENNFIELDS PHARMACY||248 Jeffcock Road||Pennfields||Wolverhampton||WV3 7AH|
|Poonian Pharmacy||663 Stafford Road||Ford Houses||Wolverhampton||WV10 6QG|
|Superdrug Pharmacy||1 Market Way||Bilston||Wolverhampton||WV14 0DR|
|Upper Green Pharmacy||5 Upper Green||Tettenhall||Wolverhampton||WV6 8QQ|
|Alpha Pharmacy||468 Stafford Road||Oxley||Wolverhampton||WV10 6AN|
|West Midlands Co-operative Chemists Ltd||Avion Centre 6 Bargate Drive||Whitmore Reans||Wolverhampton||WV6 0QW|
|Your Pharmacy First||1 Raynor Road||Fallings Park||Wolverhampton||WV10 9QY|
|The Pharmacy Clinic||The Avion Centre, 10 Bargate Drive||Whitmore Reans||Wolverhampton||WV6 0QW|
|The Co-operative Pharmacy||8 Showell Circus||Low Hill||Wolverhampton||WV10 9BA|
|Bridgnorth Road Pharmacy Ltd||41 Bridgnorth Road||Compton||Wolverhampton||WV6 8AF|
|Superdrug Pharmacy||12 Central Arcade||Mander Centre||Wolverhampton||WV1 3EP|
|Tettenhall Wood Pharmacy||12 School Road||Tettenhall Wood||Wolverhampton||WV6 8EJ|
|Staveley Chemist||212 Staveley Road||Whitmore Reans||Wolverhampton||WV1 4RS|
|Boots||8 Trysull Road||Bradmore||Wolverhampton||WV3 7HT|
|High Street Pharmacy||76 High Street||Bilston||Wolverhampton||WV14 0EP|
|Hingley M E J and Co Ltd||179 Lea Road||Pennfields||Wolverhampton||WV3 0LG|
|J Docter Pharmacy||73 Stubby Lane||Wednesfield||Wolverhampton||WV11 3NE|
|J Docter Pharmacy||295 Wood End Road||Wednesfield||Wolverhampton||WV11 1YQ|
|H N Pharmacy||124 Cannock Road||Wednesfield||Wolverhampton||WV10 8PW|
|Fallings Park Pharmacy||212 Bushbury Road||Fallings Park||Wolverhampton||WV10 0NT|
|Boots UK Ltd||100A Church Street||Bilston||Wolverhampton||WV14 0BJ|
|Essington Chemist||129 Long Knowle Lane||Wednesfield||Wolverhampton||WV11 1JG|
|Ettingshall Pharmacy||3 New Street||Ettingshall||Wolverhampton||WV2 2LR|
|Lloydspharmacy||43A-45 Church Street||Bilston||Wolverhampton||WV14 0AX|
|LloydsPharmacy||181 Wednesfield Road||Heath Town||Wolverhampton||WV10 0EN|
|Boots Pharmacy||233 Trysull Road||Merry Hill||Wolverhampton||WV3 7LF|
|Boots||92 Windmill Lane||Castlecroft||Wolverhampton||WV3 8HG|
|Bilston Pharmacy||74 Church Street||Bilston||Wolverhampton||WV14 0AX|
|Boots UK Ltd||2 Blackhalve Lane||The Scotlands||Wolverhampton||WV11 1BH|
|LloydsPharmacy||58 High Street||Wednesfield||Wolverhampton||WV11 1SZ|
|Boots UK Limited||Unit 84 Bentley Bridge Retail Pk||Wednesfield||Wolverhampton||WV11 1BT|
|LloydsPharmacy||Lower Street Health Ctr||Tettenhall||Wolverhampton||WV6 9LL|
|LloydsPharmacy||18 The Broadway||Bushbury||Wolverhampton||WV10 8EB|
|Morrisons Pharmacy||Pendeford Shopping Centre, Blaydon Road||Pendeford||Wolverhampton||WV9 5PG|
This is a primary care optometry service for patients who are suspected, by their optometrist or GP, of developing glaucoma.
What happens at a GERS appointment?
The optometrist will discuss your eye history, symptoms, risk factors and any medical history. You should take your spectacles and a list of your current medication to the appointment.
The optometrist will look at the front and back of your eye and perform several checks. To enable them to repeat the eye pressure check and look at the back of your eyes, they will put an eye drop in your eye to numb the surface of the eye and dilate your pupils. Other tests conducted will include a visual fields test.
What happens after the GERS test?
• You will be found to not have glaucoma, nor be at risk of developing glaucoma in the foreseeable future and be discharged back to the care of your own optometrist, or
• You will be found to have a diagnosis or suspicion of glaucoma and will be referred to the Hospital Eye Service for further assessment and management as appropriate.
How do I book a GERS appointment?
You will need to contact one of the optical practices listed at the top of the page as performing GERS to arrange an appointment for the Glaucoma Enhanced Referral Service. Alternatively your GP or usual optometrist may have referred you to one of the participating optometrists located close to your home, please ask whether they have done this.
They will offer you an appointment within 2 weeks
REMEMBER: you cannot drive yourself home from this appointment.