Emergency (A&E & Eye Emergency)

Accident and Emergency (A&E)

An A&E department (also known as emergency department or casualty) deals with genuine life-threatening emergencies, such as:

Less severe injuries can be treated in urgent care centres or minor injuries units. A&E is not an alternative to a GP appointment.

St Mary’s Hospital
Praed Street
W2 1NY

Phone: 020 3312 6330


University College Hospital

235 Euston Road

Phone: 020 3312 6330

Eye Emergency

The A&E department is not the first point of contact for eye problems.

If have a recent eye issue such as: sore eyes, redness or visual disturbances, you can be seen within the local NHS minor eye condition service (MECS).

As such if your eye problem is not an emergency you should see your Optician, GP or local MECS (Minor Eye Conditions Service) who will refer you to one of our specialist clinics if necessary.

Minor Eye Conditions Service

Infocus Opticians

19 Melcombe Street, London, NW1 6AG

0207 2247400

Specsavers Edgware Road

173 Edgware Road, London, W2 2HR

0207 7060404

Lauder and Rees Opticians

119 Praed Street, London, W2 1RW

0207 2622514

Western Eye Hospital (Emergencies)
153-173 Marylebone Road,
NW1 5QH,
Phone:  0203 312 6666

Moorfields Eye Hospital (Emergencies)
162 City Road
Phone: 0207 253 3411