At McBride and McCreesh Opticians we operate a dedicated emergency eye clinic.

If you have sudden onset eye conditions such as:

  • Red eye(s),
  • Pain or discomfort in your eyes or around your eye area,
  • Sudden reduction in vision in one or both of your eyes,
  • Recent onset or sudden increase in flashes or floaters in one or both of your eyes,
  • Suspected foreign body in your eye.

Our emergency clinic allows us to assess you and where appropriate, manage and treat your eye condition in a timely manner rather than attending hospital eye casualty or a GP.

If you have a sudden eye problem, you can contact us directly and an appointment will be offered to you within 48 hours. Your eyes will be assessed, and where appropriate, treated at no cost to you through the NHS.  If your condition is more serious we will arrange a referral to either Altnagelvin or the Royal Victoria Hospital for specialist eye care.

For chemical injuries, burns or significant trauma such as penetrating injury or lacerations to the eye or eyelid you should go to the Accident and Emergency Department at your nearest hospital immediately.

Patients must be registered with a GP in Northern Ireland and bring your Health & Care number to the appointment.  You can have only one emergency eye examination per year.

Contact us on 028 66322524 to book an appointment at our Emergency Eye Clinic.