If a patient presents with a minor eye condition, please consider referring to the Minor Eye Condition Service. The service is optometrist-led and has 5 locations across City and Hackney.
Please send optometrist ophthalmology (GOS18) referrals to the Optometrist Referral Review Service. A specialist optometrist will determine the best service for the patient and then refer them on. Lewisham found that 40% of referrals could be redirected to MECS. This means shorter waits and patients being seen in a setting that reflects the complexity of their condition.