Emergency & Urgent Care

Emergency & Urgent Eyecare

Within Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire there is no NHS funding for emergency or urgent eye care apart from Bristol Eye Hospital.  We offer both emergency and urgent eye care appointments for a small private fee.

Below are our definitions of emergency & urgent eye care

Emergency Eyecare

  • you have an eye issues that requires assessment within 24 hours
  • please telephone or e-mail
  • We will triage according to urgency and aim to see you the same day
  • The appointment fee is £75
  • If you are an EyeSense member emergency care is included.
  • examples include
    • red eye, sore eye, photophobia (light sensitivity) or eye pain
    • contact lens discomfort,
    • foreign object,
    • sudden change in vision,
    • flashes and floaters which might suggest a retinal detachment
  • Bristol Eye Hospital is open for emergency eye problems (08:30-16:30)
    • 0117 342 4613 (08:30-16:30)
    • 0117 923 0000 (Switchboard) for out of hours on-call ophthalmologist

Urgent Eyecare

  • you have an eye issue that does not require assessment within 24 hours
  • Please telephone or e-mail
  • We will triage according to urgency and aim to see you within 3 days
  • The appointment fee is £75
  • If you are an EyeSense member urgent eyecare is included
  • examples include
    • longstanding red eye, sore eyes, photophobia (light sensitivity)
    • contact lens discomfort
    • a slow change in vision
    • longstanding flashes and floaters

Book an Appointment

Click here to book an Emergency / urgent appointment, EyeSense appointment or an Advanced Eye Examination