Kent and Medway LOCal Optical Committee
My Local Optician

Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS)


MECS stands for Minor Eye Conditions Service. It is a NHS funded service for all that are registered with a GP within Ashford, Canterbury & Coastal,Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley, Medway, Swale and Thanet. If you have a sudden concern with the health of your eyes or if your GP advises you to attend you may be entitled to an appointment with a specifically accredited optometrist. These community based practices offer ease of access to highly trained health professionals with specialised equipment, with the aim of helping to manage your eye complaint.

Please click here for a list of participating practices.

East Kent (Ashford, Canterbury & Coastal and Thanet)

North Kent (Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley, Medway, Swale)

Please click here for more information on the North Kent MECS Service