Our consultant-led Community Eye Clinic provides highly specialised out-of-hospital care for patients with complex eye problems.
Our team offer appointments and assess, diagnose, and treat a wide range of conditions. The clinic at St Catherine’s Health Centre is equipped with specialist technology where patients are seen by an experienced Consultant Ophthalmologist.
What we diagnose and treat
The Community Eye Clinic can diagnose/treat many conditions, including:
- glaucoma, diagnosis and follow up/management
- blocked punctum
- ocular pain (diagnostic)
- sub-conjunctival haemorrhage
- non-active retinal abnormalities (diagnostic)
- ocular rosacea
- persistent blepharitis
- suspicious lumps and bumps (diagnostic)
- venous occlusion (diagnostic)
If a patient has an urgent eye condition or trauma, they should be directed to a walk-in centre, minor injuries unit or an emergency department.
How to access the service
Anyone over the age of 16 years with a complex eye condition that can’t be managed by their optician or GP can ask to be referred to the Community Eye Clinic.
Referrals can only be accepted from health professionals e.g., optometrist, optician, GP or practice nurse.
Please complete the GOS18 referral form and email it to wcnt.wirralprimarycareophthal[email protected] (please ensure this is sent securely via nhs.net)
Referrals can be made seven days a week. Referrals made between Friday and Sunday will be actioned during our operating hours.
The clinic is open:
Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 4.30pm
If you wish to discuss your appointment, please contact us during these times on 0151 514 2222 Option 5 or alternately out of hours you can email us at: [email protected] and we will respond during our operating hours.