We diagnose and provide medical and surgical treatment for a wide range of eye conditions in adults, young people and children. These include:

  • injuries
  • movement problems
  • cornea infections
  • glaucoma
  • age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • retina disorders
  • squint
  • cataracts.

Outpatient clinics

Princess Royal University Hospital

West Kent Eye Centre, level 2, south wing

Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup

2nd floor, B block. This includes the Eye Casualty Department, which is open Monday to Friday, 8am – 4pm, and at weekends from 9am – 4pm

Preparing for your appointment

We advise you not to drive to and from your appointments because you may need to have your eyes dilated with drops for tests when we are diagnosing and treating your condition. Dilation blurs your vision for several hours and also makes it difficult to see in sunlight.

Patient advice and support

If you would like advice and support before, during and after your clinic appointment, talk to our Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO), Chris Wilsdon. He offers practical advice and emotional support to help you come to terms with your sight loss and maintain your independence.

Things he can help with include applying for benefits and getting practical aids for your home. Meet him at the West Kent Eye Centre at the Princess Royal and the eye department at Queen Mary’s.


Princess Royal University Hospital eye clinic
  • New appointments, tel: 01689 865800
  • Follow-up appointments, tel: 01689 865779
Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup
  • New appointments, tel: 01689 865800
  • Follow-up appointments, tel: 01689 863900 / 863952

For GPs and referrers

Referring to Princess Royal University Hospital
Referring to Queen Mary’s Hospital
  • Ophthalmology Outpatients: referrals can be made via NHS e-Referral or by email to: kch-tr.qms-referrals@nhs.net
  • Eye Casualty Department: walk-in service with referral letter from GP, optometrist, local Emergency Department or other healthcare providers only