Hospital transport can be provided subject to the normal eligibility criteria for people who would otherwise find it difficult to attend hospital. This applies to all our hospital sites, but not to Gracefield Gardens or our optometrist locations. If you need transport but have been sent to a site where there is none available, contact us on 020 7188 1979 or email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can move your appointment location.
In order to have your eyes screened you will need to be able to sit upright in a chair and rest your chin on the chin rest of the screening camera. If you use a wheelchair you may need to be able to transfer from the wheelchair to a different chair that enables us position on the chin rest of the camera which enables us to take the photographs.
If, for whatever reason, we cannot perform photography in our screening clinics, then you can have your eyes examined in the eye department instead using a different piece of equipment. If you feel you fall into this category, please contact us to discuss this further, as it will ensure that you do not attend the wrong sort of appointment for your needs.
If you are unable to sit upright, or are the carer of a person who is unable to sit upright, please contact us. In the vast majority of situations screening is not possible, nor is an examination in the eye department available as an alternative however we would like to discuss this with the patient, their carer and their GP.
Home visits are not offered due to the equipment that is used. If you are able to attend the hospital and can sit upright, we are able to screen you in the screening programme or examine your eyes in the eye department. If not, please contact us to discuss this.