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Optometry

Caring for your eyesight

Quick, painless primary vision care for adults and children using the latest technology and best diagnostic equipment and techniques

What is optometry?

Optometry focuses on looking at the overall health of your eyes and how to care for them. Our optometrists perform eye exams and vision tests, dispense corrective lenses, detect eye abnormalities and prescribe some eye disease medications. They will be able to tell you whether you have one of a range of common conditions, including cataracts, astigmatism, glaucoma and macular degeneration.

Please be aware they are not medical doctors and can advise you how best to manage or treat these conditions. If your condition is a suspected eye disease or requires eye surgery, they may refer you to one of our consultant ophthalmologists for treatment. Most of the treatments we offer are day-case procedures, which means you can go home straight after. And in many cases, we can offer daily and short notice appointments.

Our eyecare expertise

We have the expertise needed to carry out superior primary vision care for a range of eye conditions.

  • Treatment for glaucoma

    Need to know

    Glaucoma is a disorder that causes damage to the optic nerve, the nerve that carries information from the eye to the brain. It can occur for a number of reasons, but it's generally linked to a build up of pressure in your eye (ocular hypertension). The two main types are open-angle and angle-closure...

  • Squint correction surgery

    Need to know

    Corrective surgery can improve the alignment of the eyes to help them work in unison. It can be performed on children and adults but the earlier a squint is identified, the more effective treatment tends to be. Squint correction surgery is one of the most common procedures in the ophthalmology department...

  • Cataract surgery

    Need to know

    A cataract is a clouding of the lens in your eye, which can make your vision blurred or misty. You can develop cataracts in one or both of your eyes. A straightforward surgical procedure can remove and replace the lens affected by cataracts to improve vision. In most cases a cataract procedure is conducted...

  • Cornea infection test

    Need to know

    An infection of your cornea — the clear lens on the surface of your eye — can be a painful and sometimes serious condition. If you've had an eye injury or wear contact lenses, you might be more at risk for infections. A corneal scrape involves taking a sample of cells from your cornea to diagnose potential...

Our locations

From complex eye care to diagnostic procedures, we provide exceptional ophthalmic care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

Ophthalmology services

Already have a diagnosed eye condition?

At HCA Healthcare UK we have a network of experienced consultant ophthalmologists who can treat and manage a wide range of eye conditions, providing surgery for cataract and retina problems. 

Request an appointment

We're happy to help you make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

020 7079 4344
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