Allerton Medical Centre

Westfield Medical Centre

Minor and Urgent Eye Care Services

A number of accredited local opticians (optometrists) offer NHS advice and treatment for anyone who is registered with a GP and experiencing eye problems. A referral from the GP is not needed.

The Leeds Community Urgent Eyecare Service (Leeds CUES) provides urgent assessment, treatment or referral for sudden onset eye problems such as:

  • Red or painful eye or eyelids
  • Recently occurring flashes and floaters
  • Recent and sudden loss of vision
  • Foreign body in the eye

Leeds CUES can be accessed by calling the triage service on 0300 303 4922 (9.00 – 15.00, Mon-Fri)

The Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS) provides assessment and treatment for people with recently occurring minor eye problems such as:

  • Red eye or eyelids
  • Dry, gritty or uncomfortable eyes
  • Eye irritation and inflammation
  • A lot of recent discharge from the eye or watery eye
  • Recently occurring flashes or floaters
  • Painful eye
  • Ingrowing lashes
  • Recent and sudden loss of vision
  • Foreign body in the eye

Who is it for?

People of any age who are registered with a GP can use the service but under-16s must be accompanied by an adult.

How do I book an appointment?

To find out more, visit Primary Eyecare. There you can find details of participating practices.

You can book the appointment yourself without needing to contact the doctor.

Urgent Eye Problems Leaflet

Minor Eye Problems Leaflet

Date published: 20th May, 2022
Date last updated: 20th May, 2022