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Please note that during the COVID-19 outbreak, consultations will be undertaken by video or telephone in the first instance. If you have a recent problem with your eyes - such as sore eyes, red eyes or visual disturbance - and you are registered with a GP practice in the London Borough of Merton or Wandsworth, please PHONE one of the local Opticians on the list below for an initial assessment and appointment.


It is a FREE NHS service for people of all ages (children under 16 years must be accompanied at their appointment by an adult).

Minor eye conditions that can be seen under the service include:

  • Red eye or eyelids
  • Dry eye, or gritty and uncomfortable eyes
  • Irritation and inflammation of the eye
  • Significant recent sticky discharge from the eye or watery eye
  • Recently occurring flashes or floaters
  • In-growing eyelashes
  • Recent and sudden loss of vision
  • Foreign body in the eye


This service is not for sight tests.

If you have an eye condition that is being regularly monitored by your optometrist or hospital eye service, this will not be covered by this service, for example: cataracts, diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma.


Where is the service located?


The service is provided by registered optometry practices (opticians) and a list of participating opticians can be found on this page.  This list will be added to over the coming months so do check for your nearest location each time you need to make an appointment.


How do I access the service?


An appointment will normally be required to access the service.  Appointments are available during normal working hours and some opticians offer appointments at weekends.  Not all opticians will have an optometrist available every day, but if they don’t, they will be able to find you an alternative appointment nearby.


How do I book an appointment?


To make an appointment, you can directly call one of the opticians listed below.  You will be asked some questions about your symptoms in order to assess how quickly you need to be seen by the service, which will be within 24 hours in urgent cases and within a few days for routine appointments.


What will happen at the appointment?


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.

If your condition is more serious, the optometrist will book you an urgent appointment at a hospital eye clinic.  If you need a routine appointment with a hospital, the optometrist will organize this for you.

You may also be advised to make an appointment with your GP if your eye condition is in relation to your general health.


Participating Opticians as of April 26th 2020.

(You may download a .pdf version of this list here.)





Morden Eye Centre

85 London Road, Morden, SM4 5HP

020 8648 3503

Specsavers Opticians Wimbledon

38 The Broadway Wimbledon, SW19 1RQ

020 8542 4434

Pitman & Risner Opticians

98 Coombe Lane, Raynes Park,       SW20 0AY

020 8946 5331

Boots Opticians Tooting

46 Tooting High Street, SW17 0RG

020 8767 8292

Specsavers Tooting

24C Mitcham Road, Tooting, SW17 9NA

020 8682 3333

Specsavers Wandsworth

Unit 125, Southside Shopping Centre, SW18 4TQ.

0208 877 5850

Specsavers Opticians Clapham

34 St John’s Road, Clapham, SW11 1PW.

020 7978 6626

Specsavers Opticians Putney

133 Putney High Street, SW15 1SU.

020 8788 7600


70 Church Road, Barnes, SW13 0DQ

 020 8748 1666

 Medirex Pharmacy and Opticians

28-29 Wilcox Close, Vauxhall, SW8 2UD.

020 7622 1893

Specsavers Opticians Streatham

192 Streatham High Road, SW16 1BB.

020 8677 5866

Specsavers Opticians Sutton

76 High Street, Sutton, SM1 1EZ.

020 8643 3434

Specsavers Wallington

 76 Woodcote Road, Wallington SM6 0LY

020 8835 3680

Specsavers Worcester Park

103 Central Road, Worcester Park       KT4 8DY

020 8337 3013

Wallington Opticians

116 Woodcote Road, Wallington, SM6 0LY

020 8647 3644


381 Croydon Road, Wallington, SM6 7N

020 8647 8992

Specsavers Fulham Wharf

Sainsburys, 27 Townmead Road,       SW6 2GD.

020 8016 6763

 Specsavers Fulham

387 North End Road, Fulham SW6 1NP

0207 471 0390

Specsavers Opticians Kingston

56-58 Clarence Street, Kingston KT1 1NP

020 8974 6677

Specsavers Opticians Richmond

3 Quadrant House, Richmond, TW9 1DJ

020 8439 9330

Specsavers Opticians Surbiton

2 Surbiton Parade, Surbiton KT6 4RB

020 8339 8900

Epsom Specsavers

Unit 3, 22-28 High Street, Epsom,    KT19 8AH

01372 744 250

Safarian and Simon Opticians

62 St John’s Wood High Street, London NW8 7SH.

020 7722 1917


A list of pharmacies providing a dispensing service against written orders for MECS patients whose circumstances require a prescribed medicine, can be found here.