Eye conditions: self-referral service

You can self-refer to an optometrist who can assess and treat eye conditions. The service is designed for recently occurring medical eye conditions
such as:

• Red eye(s)

• Signifcant 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


How to self-refer 

You can also contact an approved optometrist directly (self-refer) and make an appointment. Ask to be seen under the minor eye condition service. Appointments are available during normal working hours and you will normally be seen within 48 hours or 24 hours for more urgent conditions.


Specsavers, Bethnal Green
Unit 1, 409 Bethnal Green Road, E2 0AN
Tel: 020 7324 7520
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm


Specsavers Opticians
331-335 Whitechapel Road, Albion Yard, E1 1BU
Tel: 020 7247 6478
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 9am-6pm; Tue, Sun: 10am-5pm


Eye Emporium
424 Roman Rd, Bow, London E3 5LU
Tel: 020 8980 6363


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