Wolverhampton

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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.

PracticeAddressTelephoneMECSCataractPressuresGERS
Specsavers Opticians Bilston84 Church Street Bilston WV14 OAX01902 407940YESYESYESYES
Roger K Flatters Opticians35 Queen Street Wolverhampton West Midlands WV1 3JW01902 423359YESYESYESNo
Nvision Eyecare84 Windmill Road, Castlecroft, Wolverhampton WV3 8HG01902 38 0000YESYESYESYES
Lichfield St Opticians44 Lichfield Street Wolverhampton WV1 1DG01902 420348YESYESYESYES
NVision LtdUnit 17, The Avion Centre, Whitmore Reans, Wolvs WV6 0QN01902 779077YESYESYESYES
4 Sight Eyecare Opticians14 Central Arcade,Mander Centre,Wolverhampton WV1 3ET01902 714 559YESYESYESNo
Scrivens City Centre6/8 Lichfield Street Wolverhampton WV1 1DG01902 424775YESYESYESNo
Penn Opticians
252 Penn Road,
Penn
WV4 4AD
01902 342999YESYESYESNo
Focus Eye Clinic Unit 6, Crossways Shopping Centre Heathtown Wolverhampton WV10 0BQ01902 546820YESYESYESNo
Specsavers Opticians City Ctre58/59 Wulfrun Centre Wolverhampton WV1 3HG01902 715844YESYESYESYES
Marsh Optical13a Cleveland Street,Wolverhampton WV1 3HH01902 420919YESYESYESNo
Flint and Partners Codsall15 The Square Codsall Wolverhampton WV8 3PQ01902 719855YESYESYESNo
Khalil Opticians22 Victoria Street, Wolverhampton
WV1 3NP

01902 771267YESYESYESYES
Beacon Opticians PlusBeacon Centre, Wolverhampton Road, Wolverhampton WV4 6AZ01902 880 111YESYESYESNo
Ashmore Park Opticians54 Griffiths Drive Wednesfield Wolverhampton WV11 2JW01902 739777YESYESYESYES
Taylor Biddle Opticians39 Bridgnorth Road Compton Wolverhampton WV6 8AF01902 750325YESYESYESYES
Flint and Partners59 Tettenhall Rd Wolverhampton West Midlands WV3 9NB01902 422096YESYESYESYES
Visioncare Direct Opticians
Wm Morrison Supermarket Plc
Black Country Route
WV14 ODZ
01902 493322
YESYESYESNo
H W Williams Optometrist6 Trysull Rd Bradmore Wolverhampton WV3 7HT01902 620352YESYESYESNo
4 Sight Eyecare Opticians Fallings Park1 Raynor Parade,Fallings Park,Wolverhampton WV10 9QY01902 723 449YESYESYESNo
Scrivens Bilston9 Market Way Bilston WV14 ODR01902 496471YESYESYESNo
Overton Eyecare743 Cannock Road The Scotlands Wolverhampton WV10 8PN01902 731158YESYESYESNo
Prab Boparai Opticians339 Bushbury Lane, Wolverhampton WV10 9UL01902 655901YESYESYESYES
Flint and Partners Wednesfield11 CHURCH STREET WEDNESFIELD WOLVERHAMPTON WV11 1SR01902 719850YESYESYESYES
John L Powell Opticians236 Coalway Rd Merry Hill Wolverhampton WV3 7NN01902 332485YESYESYESNo
C M Biddle & Co Ltd20 High Street, Wednesfield, Wolverhampton WV11 1SZ01902 729028YESYESYESNo

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

MECS

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.

NameAddress 1TownAreaPost Code
Jhoots Chemist34-35 Thornley StreetWolverhamptonWV1 1JP
LloydsPharmacyPenn Manor Medical Centre, Manor RoadWolverhamptonWV4 5PY
LloydsPharmacy in SainsburysRookery StreetWednesfieldWV11 1UP
Co-Op PharmacyPendeford Health Centre, Whitburn ClosePendefordWV9 5NJ
Central PharmacyUnit 6 Park Parade, Overfield DriveSedgmoor ParkWV14 9XW
Brooklands Pharamcy48 Brooklands ParadeWolverhamptonWV1 2NE
Bushbury Lane Pharmacy331 Bushbury LaneWolverhamptonWV10 9UJ
Mayfield PharmacyMayfield Medical Centre, 272 Willenhall RoadWolverhamptonWV1 2GZ
Medical Centre PharmacyCroft Street Medical Centre, 40 Gomer StreetWillenhallWV13 2DR
VANTAGE PHARMACY18 Wolvehampton StreetWillenhallWV13 2NF
West Midlands Co-operative Chemists Ltd425 Dudley RoadWolverhamptonWV2 3AH
Supercare Pharmacy420 Dudley RoadWolverhamptonWV2 3AY
Phoenix Pharmacy Phoenix Health Centre, Parkfield RoadWolverhamptonWV4 6ED
Millard and BullockUnit 2, Josiah House, Castle StreetCoseleyWV14 9DD
Morrisons PharmacyMorrisons Supermarket, Black Country RouteBilstonWV14 0DZ
Boots UK LtdThe Health Centre, Prouds LaneBilstonWV14 6PW
Jhoots PharmacyNewbridge Surgery, 225 Tettenhall RoadWolverhamptonWV6 0DE
Asda PharmacyMolineux Way, Waterloo RoadWolverhamptonWV1 4DE
Anderson Chemist311 Dudley RoadWolverhamptonWV2 3JY
All Saints Pharmacy91-93 Vicarage RoadAll SaintsWV2 1DR
Boots UK Ltd25-26 Market PlaceDudleyDY1 1PJ
Boots PharmacyInstore Pharmacy, Waitrose Store, Penn RoadWolverhamptonWV2 4NJ
Brutons Pharmacy1 Mervyn PlaceBradleyBilstonWV14 8DD
Bradley Chemist83 Hall Green StreetBradleyBilstonWV14 8TH
Millstream PharmacyHalfway House, 151 Tettenhall RoadWest MidlandsWV3 9NJ
Church Pharmacy43A-45 Church StreetBilstonWest MidlandsWV14 0AX
Boots UK Ltd40-42 Dudley StreetWolverhamptonWest MidlandsWV1 3EX
Acorn Pharmacy41 Castle DriveWillenhallWest MidlandsWV12 4QY
Murrays Healthcare128 Childs AvenueCoseleyWest MidlandsWV14 9XB
LloydsPharmacy18 The SquareNew InventionWillenhallWV12 5EA
LloydsPharmacySina Health Centre, 230 Coppice Farm WayNew InventionWillenhallWV12 5XZ
Portobello Pharmacy1a Vaughan RoadPortobelloWillenhallWV13 3TJ
Boots UK Ltd3 Stafford StreetShot HeathWillenhallWV13 1TQ
Northwood Pharmacy Ashmore Park88 Griffiths DriveWednesfieldWolverhamptonWV11 2JW
Newbridge Pharmacy325 Tettenhall RoadNewbridgeWolverhamptonWV6 0JZ
Penn Care Pharmacy48 Warstones RoadPennWolverhamptonWV4 4LP
Rexall Chemist204-208 Penn RoadPennWolverhamptonWV4 4AA
Boots UK Ltd98 High StreetWednesfieldWolverhamptonWV11 1SZ
PENNFIELDS PHARMACY248 Jeffcock RoadPennfieldsWolverhamptonWV3 7AH
Poonian Pharmacy663 Stafford RoadFord HousesWolverhamptonWV10 6QG
Superdrug Pharmacy1 Market WayBilstonWolverhamptonWV14 0DR
Upper Green Pharmacy5 Upper GreenTettenhallWolverhamptonWV6 8QQ
Alpha Pharmacy468 Stafford RoadOxleyWolverhamptonWV10 6AN
West Midlands Co-operative Chemists LtdAvion Centre 6 Bargate DriveWhitmore ReansWolverhamptonWV6 0QW
Your Pharmacy First1 Raynor RoadFallings ParkWolverhamptonWV10 9QY
The Pharmacy ClinicThe Avion Centre, 10 Bargate DriveWhitmore ReansWolverhamptonWV6 0QW
The Co-operative Pharmacy8 Showell CircusLow HillWolverhamptonWV10 9BA
Bridgnorth Road Pharmacy Ltd41 Bridgnorth RoadComptonWolverhamptonWV6 8AF
Superdrug Pharmacy12 Central ArcadeMander CentreWolverhamptonWV1 3EP
Tettenhall Wood Pharmacy12 School RoadTettenhall WoodWolverhamptonWV6 8EJ
Staveley Chemist212 Staveley RoadWhitmore ReansWolverhamptonWV1 4RS
Boots8 Trysull RoadBradmoreWolverhamptonWV3 7HT
High Street Pharmacy76 High StreetBilstonWolverhamptonWV14 0EP
Hingley M E J and Co Ltd179 Lea RoadPennfieldsWolverhamptonWV3 0LG
J Docter Pharmacy73 Stubby LaneWednesfieldWolverhamptonWV11 3NE
J Docter Pharmacy295 Wood End RoadWednesfieldWolverhamptonWV11 1YQ
H N Pharmacy124 Cannock RoadWednesfieldWolverhamptonWV10 8PW
Fallings Park Pharmacy212 Bushbury RoadFallings ParkWolverhamptonWV10 0NT
Boots UK Ltd100A Church StreetBilstonWolverhamptonWV14 0BJ
Essington Chemist129 Long Knowle LaneWednesfieldWolverhamptonWV11 1JG
Ettingshall Pharmacy3 New StreetEttingshallWolverhamptonWV2 2LR
Lloydspharmacy43A-45 Church StreetBilstonWolverhamptonWV14 0AX
LloydsPharmacy181 Wednesfield RoadHeath TownWolverhamptonWV10 0EN
Boots Pharmacy233 Trysull RoadMerry HillWolverhamptonWV3 7LF
Boots92 Windmill LaneCastlecroftWolverhamptonWV3 8HG
Bilston Pharmacy74 Church StreetBilstonWolverhamptonWV14 0AX
Boots UK Ltd2 Blackhalve LaneThe ScotlandsWolverhamptonWV11 1BH
LloydsPharmacy58 High StreetWednesfieldWolverhamptonWV11 1SZ
Boots UK LimitedUnit 84 Bentley Bridge Retail PkWednesfieldWolverhamptonWV11 1BT
LloydsPharmacyLower Street Health CtrTettenhallWolverhamptonWV6 9LL
LloydsPharmacy18 The BroadwayBushburyWolverhamptonWV10 8EB
Morrisons PharmacyPendeford Shopping Centre, Blaydon RoadPendefordWolverhamptonWV9 5PG

GERS

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.