Moorfields Eye Hospital
John Saunders Suite
162 City Road
EC1V 2PD - Map -
(NHS and Private)

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
Great Ormond Street
WC1N 3JH - Map -
(NHS and Private)

London Claremount Clinic (Private only)
50-52 New Cavendish Street
W1G 8TL - Map -

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Where can I be seen?

Outpatient consultations can be carried out at either Moorfields Eye Hospital, or the London Medical Clinic.

Clinic Times:
London Medical: Tuesdays, 8.30am - 1pm
Moorfields Eye Hospital: Thursdays, 8.30am - 5pm

Emergencies can be seen at other times on request.

Surgery Times:
Children's eye surgery: 1st and 3rd Friday morning of every month.
Adult eye surgery: Every Friday, 6pm - 8.30pm

How do I get to my appointment?

Moorfields Eye Hospital: Nearest tube station, Old Street (Northern Line) - View Map -
Great Ormond Street Hospital: Russell Square (Piccadilly Line) - View Map -
London Medical: Baker Street underground station - View Map -

Do I need a referral letter?

A referral letter is not always required but a letter from your GP or other medical specialist can be useful under certain circumstances. Some private medical insurers require a GP letter of referral prior to making an appointment. Please check with your insurer.

How long is the appointment?

Appointments are usually for 30 minutes, although you will be given more time if the clinical situation requires it, to deal with the problem. Sometimes it is necessary to put dilating drops in the eyes. These can temporarily blur the vision, so it is sometimes better not to drive to the appointment, if at all possible. The effects of these drops wear off after a few hours.