Minor Eye Conditions Services

The Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS) is a free NHS service available from a number of local opticians, which sees patients with problems such as sore eyes, red eyes or visual disturbance.

The service can be accessed by anyone aged two years of age or older and registered with a GP in Scarborough, Ryedale and Vale of York and those over the age of 18 in the Harrogate district.

More information about the service in Scarborough, Ryedale and Vale of York, and the optician practices which provide it, can be found here.

Further information about the service in the Harrogate district is available, here.

In Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby, patients can access a similar service. In the first instance, if they have a minor eye complaint they should speak to their GP.