Accident & Emergency

Our A&E is for urgent, sight-threatening problems and eye treatment

Our A&E is for urgent, sight-threatening problems and eye treatment

Moorfields Direct020 7566 2345

For A&E queries out of hours (switchboard)020 7253 3411

A&E department
Moorfields Eye Hospital
162 City Road
London
EC1V 2PD

What this service does

Moorfields accident and emergency (A&E) service can be found at Moorfields Eye Hospital in City Road. Our A&E team offers emergency treatment for urgent, sight-threatening problems.

On arrival you will be assessed by a medical professional who will determine how serious your condition is and prioritise you accordingly. Sometimes we’ll treat your condition straight away, but sometimes we might decide to refer you to one of our more specialist services for further tests and treatment, or refer you to your general practitioner or optometrist

Moorfields A&E department is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are based in Moorfields Eye Hospital in City Road, London.

Please note that we are not a general A&E and can only help with urgent, sight-threatening  eye conditions.

Services offered by Moorfields A&E

We are a specialist accident and emergency (A&E) department and we aim to provide a first class service to people who have eye emergencies such as pain or vision loss. 

When you visit us at you will be assessed by an experienced medical professional, and if you have an emergency eye problem that means you need to be seen today, you will be booked into A&E. 

Our A&E department at City Road is not a "walk-in" clinic. If your eye problem is not an emergency you should see your optician or GP who will refer you to one of our specialist clinics if necessary. 

A&E is not for second opinions, repeat prescriptions or non-urgent problems such as dry eyes, itchy eyes, hay fever and cataracts.

If you need a repeat prescription please see your GP. We are unable to issue repeat prescriptions in A&E.

Please note: the Moorfields specialist accident and emergency department is based at Moorfields Eye Hospital in City Road.