Looking after your eyes

Regular eye checks

Regular eye checks are important for everyone, as some serious eye conditions do not have any visible early warning symptoms. It’s especially important to have a regular check-up with an optician if there is a history of eye problems in your family.  You can find lists of opticians in your area via the NHS Choices website.

In an emergency

Contact your family doctor or visit our specialist A&E department immediately if you experience any of the following:

  • Sudden or severe eye pain
  • Loss of sight
  • Lots of flashing lights
  • Chemicals in your eye
  • Severe eye trauma

Moorfields Direct – for less urgent advice

We run a telephone helpline, which is staffed by specially trained ophthalmic nurses.  The nurses can assist with eye-related queries and problems, including questions you might have following an appointment with one of our specialist services.  Moorfields Direct is open from 9am to 9pm, Monday to Friday and from 8.30am to 5pm on Saturdays. Please call 020 7566 2345.