Eye (ophthalmology)

Your appointment

Your appointment may be:

How to get an appointment

You can be referred to us by:

  • your GP
  • your optometrist
  • another health professional

If you have an eye emergency and are an existing patient or live locally, we may be able to see you in our rapid access eye service.

Changing or cancelling your appointment

Phone: 020 7188 8871

Email: [email protected]

Before your appointment

Please bring a list of any:

  • medicines you are currently taking
  • drug allergies you may have
  • diagnoses you have already had
  • treatments you have already tried

During your appointment

You'll see our eye clinical team and may need tests on the day.

Tests may include:

  • vision
  • pressure checks
  • dilation

We're a teaching hospital and sometimes students will be in the clinic to observe. We'll ask you if you're happy for them to be at your appointment. It will not affect your care if you prefer not to have them there.

After your appointment

We'll send a letter to you and the person who referred you explaining what we agreed at the appointment. This will include details about your treatment plan.

You may need a follow-up appointment to talk about:

  • the results of any tests you had
  • if we need to monitor the treatment we've given you

Please contact us if you have any questions after your appointment

Last updated: December 2023

Contact us

For more information, please contact us.

Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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