Sheffield Local Optometric Committee

Emergency Eye Centre

The Emergency Eye Centre is managed by experienced eye care practitioners who can treat or refer patients appropriately. It is a walk in service with no appointment necessary.

Opening times are

Mon 08:00 to 16:30

Tue 08:00 to 16:30

Wed 09:00 to 16:30

Thu 08:00 to 16:30

Fri 08:00 to 16:30

They can be contacted on 0114 2712495. Please note that this service is for adults, children are managed at Sheffield Childrens Hospital (see below)

If you have an urgent referral that needs the attention of an ophthalmologist you should contact the acute referral centre directly to speak to an ophthalmologist on 0114 2713731 or you can phone the Hallamshire hospital switchboard on 0114 2711900 and ask to be put through to the on call ophthalmologist of the day.

If you need to refer a child urgently there are three possible routes of referral –

1) If the child requires same day referral please refer them to the Sheffield Children’s Hospital Emergency department
2) If the child has a definite retinal detachment please refer to the on-call ophthalmologist at RHH, who will then fast track them to the vitreo-retinal team.
3) If the child has a condition that needs to be seen within less than two weeks, but not same day, please fax a referral the Sheffield Childrens Hospital on 0114 2267874

Next Meeting:

Copthorne Hotel
Bramall Lane
Sheffield
S2 4SU

at 7.00pm Monday 4th December

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