Minor Eye Conditions Service- E3 Location Update

The Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS) in Tower Hamlets has been up and running for the past three months and has seen almost 400 patients so far. The Scrivens in Bow is no longer part of the MECS scheme, but it has been replaced by Eye Emporium Opticians in Bow. Please see the patient leaflet and contact details below for each of the participating MECS Opticians in Tower Hamlets.

MECS is a NHS funded service available to all patients registered with a Tower Hamlets GP or who are a Tower Hamlets resident. The service is designed to offer convenient care for minor medical eye conditions. Examples of eye conditions that can be treated by a MECS are: 

  • Red eye(s)
  • Significant recent discharge from or watering from the eye
  • Mild trauma, for example a scratch to the outer surface of the eye(s) or lid(s)
  • Suspected foreign body in the eye
  • Mild pain and/or discomfort in the eyes 

The service is provided by local optometrists who have specialist knowledge and skills to carry out this work. MECS can be accessed by self-referral, GP referral or through signposting from another service. Appointments are offered every day of the week and patients can expect to be seen within 24 hours for urgent issues or 48 hours for routine issues. A list of MECS locations along with contact details are below:




Opening Times

Telephone Number


Specsavers Bethnal Green

Unit 1, 409 Bethnal Green Road, E2 0AN

M, Tu, W, F, Sa: 9:00 18:00; 

Th 09:00 -19:00;

Su 10:00-17:00

020 7324 7520




In Focus Optics- Cannon Street Road

149 Cannon St Road,   E1 2LX

M, Tu, W, Sa: 10:00-18:00; F: 15:00-19:00;

Closed Th & Su

020 7488 4523




In Focus Optics- White Horse Lane

94 White Horse Lane, E1 4LR

M: 9:00-18:00;

Tu, W, Sa: 10:00-18:00

F: 15:00-19:00;

Closed Th & Su          

020 7791 0692



In Focus Optics- Poplar

Unit 1, 223 East India Dock Road

E14 0ED

M: 10:00-18:00;

Tu, W, Sa: 10:00-18:00; 

F: 15:00-19:00;

Closed Th & Su


020 7987 2364




Boots- Canary Wharf

Jubilee Place, 45 Bank St, London E14 5NY

M-F: 08:00-20:00;

Sa: 10:00-18:00;

Su: 12:00-18:00

0207 719 1105 (option 2)




Eye Emporium Opticians

424 Roman Road,

E3 5LU

M-Sa: 09:30-17.30;

Closed Su

020 8980 6363