May 12th 2020

BMEC still keen to see you right

The Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre (BMEC) is open for business – that’s the message from  healthcare bosses who run the facility.

Despite the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), services are still running at BMEC, which is based on the City Hospital site, in Birmingham.

BMEC’s emergency care department is still open and seeing any patients that have an urgent need for treatment.

Advice given by the ophthalmology team is that any contact lens wearer who is experiencing eye pain, redness and reduced vision that doesn’t settle or gets worse over a 24 hours period must attend the eye casualty.

“When it comes to eye sight it’s something that often can’t wait – and people shouldn’t,” insisted Hilary Lemboye, Deputy Group Director of Operations for Surgical Services & Directorate General Manager for Ophthalmology.

“It’s vital that patients know that they can still come to BMEC and take advantage of our services. We want to get that message out and let people know that if they have an enquiry they can always contact our central phone line.”

If you are concerned about either eye related pain or loss of vision, don’t delay. Either contact our local Urgent Eyecare Services, or alternately call our emergency and urgent care teams on 0121 507 4440 where you will be given advice by one of BMEC’s skilled ophthalmic nurses or clinicians.


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