Getting Referred

How do I get referred for eye care at an Ophthalmology Diagnostic & Treatment Centre?

NHS

You can ask your GP, doctor, pharmacist or optometrist (optician) to refer you for an appointment. They can access referral templates here 

You can visit one of the Ophthalmology Diagnostic & Treatment Centres and discuss your requirements with one of the team in person.

You can call 0800 112 0070 to speak to a member of our Telephone Triage Team who will discuss your symptoms and help to direct you towards the best place to go, depending on urgency.

Once you are referred into our care we will write to you offering a choice pf places where you can receive treatment and invite you to book your appointment either by phone or online.

Private

Evolutio Ophthalmology predominantly provide NHS services, however we do offer some private services for treatments that are not funded under the NHS, such as some oculoplastic procedures.

For a list of our private services and their costs, please visit here.

If you are being referred for private treatment please ensure you ask your GP, doctor, pharmacist or optometrist (optician) to write ‘PRIVATE’ at the top of your referral. 

Please provide us with a mobile phone number and/or email address to help reduce the environmental impact of producing letters.

Private Eyelid Surgery

The NHS is increasingly less likely to fund surgery that may be classed as cosmetic, such as eyelid surgery (Oculoplastics). Whilst the criteria can vary between NHS regions as to what is and isn’t funded, the following clinics can provide an affordable private option should the NHS not fund treatment.

Bournemouth, Dorset

Romford, Essex

Ipswich, Suffolk

Each surgery is different and tailored to your individual needs. If you have any questions about available treatments or you’d like a full price list for eyelid and tear duct surgeries, please get in touch with us.

5 stars

We're proud to receive consistently high ratings across all our clinics on the NHS.uk website