Some useful information
What to bring with you
Please bring the following items with you to your appointment:
- your appointment letter
- your medicines or eye drops in their original containers
- glasses and contact lenses
- sunglasses, because some patients find these helpful after they have had drops put in their eyes
How long will the appointment take?
To reduce the number of times you have to visit, we try to ensure that you have all the necessary tests during your clinic appointment. Depending on the number and type of tests you require, you might need to stay with us for up to three hours, and sometimes longer if there are unexpected delays to any part of your visit.
If you need surgery, you will need to attend a pre-operative assessment before the day of your operation. This is done either on the same day as your clinic appointment, or on a different day.
Providing information and consenting to treatment
Before you come to your appointment, you may find it useful to write down any questions you wish to ask about your condition and treatment. Feel free to ask as many as you like, we want to make sure that you fully understand your condition and the choices of treatment available. Before you receive any treatment, we can help you:
- understand what the treatment is and for how long you need to have it
- understand the benefits and risks
- manage any side effects
discuss any worries or concerns about your treatment or medicine