To protect our patients, staff and the community during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have made changes to our services.

Emergency eye service

Our video emergency eye service is currently unavailable. We are working to get this back up and running as soon as possible.

In the meantime:

If these options are not suitable, please attend your local urgent treatment centre or emergency department.

Patients already under the care of the King’s Ophthalmology team with urgent queries can also contact us using the details below.

Services for our existing patients

The King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Ophthalmology team see patients at:

  • King’s College Hospital
  • Orpington Hospital
  • and Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup

If you have a minor eye problem please contact the South East London Minor Eye Conditions Service.


Ophthalmology Department: 020 3299 0443

The telephone line is open Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm

For GPs and referrers

  • GPs should use NHS e-Referral only
  • Other health professionals can refer by emailing Send one referral per email and include patient and GP practice details.