Minor Eye Emergencies

Minor eye emergencies can occur unexpectedly, causing discomfort and concern. At Nicholson Eyecare we offer a minor eye conditions emergency service for both Dorset (MECS) and Hampshire (CUES) patients.


This may include the following conditions:


  • Red eye or lids
  • Dry eye, or gritty and uncomfortable eyes
  • Irritation and inflammation of the eye
  • Significant recent sticky discharge from the eye or water eye
  • Recently occurring flashes or floaters
  • In-growing eyelashes


For more severe conditions you must call your local eye casualty for treatment and advice.

Patients registered with Hampshire GP can:

Patients can either call the practice directly for appointments on 01425 673343  or visit https://primaryeyecare.co.uk/find-a-practice/

Please insert the patient postcode and double click find locations and the map will refresh OR call the service directly on 0300 303 4922 from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday.

Those patients registered with a Dorset GP can call the practice to book and appointment, or the CHEC helpline to get booked in with a local optician: 01305 232029.