MERTON & WANDSWORTH MINOR EYE CONDITIONS SERVICE

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MERTON & WANDSWORTH MINOR EYE CONDITIONS SERVICE

 

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 & Wandsworth, you can be assessed and treated by this minor eye conditions service located within participating local opticians.

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

Note

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 January 21st 2020.

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

 

Specsavers Opticians Morden

30 London Road, Morden, SM4 5BQ.

Tel: 020 8685 6600

Morden Eye Centre                   

85 London Road, Morden, SM4 5HP              

Tel: 020 8648 3503

Specsavers Opticians Wimbledon

38 The Broadway Wimbledon, SW19 1RQ.

Tel: 020 8542 4434

Boots Opticians Wimbledon

53 Centre Court Shopping Centre, Wimbledon, SW19 8YA.

Tel: 020 8946 5533

Pitman & Risner Opticians      

98 Coombe Lane, Raynes Park, SW20 0AY    

Tel: 020 8946 5331

Boots Opticians Tooting

46 Tooting High Street, SW17 0RG.       

 Tel: 020 8767 8292

Specsavers Opticians Clapham

34 St John’s Road, Clapham, SW11 1PW.

Tel: 020 7978 6626

Boots Opticians Putney

104 Putney High Street, SW15 1RG.

Tel: 020 8789 8769

Specsavers Opticians Putney

133 Putney High Street, SW15 1SU.     

Tel: 020 8788 7600

Medirex Pharmacy and Opticians

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

Tel: 020 7622 1893

Medirex Opticians

60a Brixton Road, Oval, SW9 6BS.

Tel: 020 7735 5309

Specsavers Opticians Worcester Park

103 Central Road, Worcester Park, KT4 8DY.

Tel: 020 8337 3013

Specsavers Opticians Sutton

76 High Street, Sutton, SM1 1EZ.          

Tel: 020 8643 3434

Specsavers Opticians Wallington

76 Woodcote Road, Wallington, SM6 0L.

Tel: 020 8835 3680

Specsavers Fulham Wharf

Sainsburys, 27 Townmead RoadSW6 2GD.

Tel: 020 8016 6763

Specsavers Opticians Richmond

3 Quadrant House, Richmond, TW9 1DJ.

Tel: 020 8439 9330

Specsavers Opticians Streatham

192 Streatham High Road, SW16 1BB.

Tel: 020 8677 5866

Specsavers Opticians Kingston

56-58 Clarence Street, Kingston KT1 1NP.   

Tel: 020 8974 6677

Safarian and Simon Opticians     

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

Tel: 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.