Eye Emergencies

If you have an eye emergency you can call the Oxford Eye Hospital 24 hours a day on 01865 234567. They will assess your issue over the telephone and offer you an appointment. For details on when to go to the emergency eye clinic visit the Oxford Eye Hospital website.

The Oxford Eye Hospital is based in the West Wing of the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. Patients with urgent eye symptoms can walk-in, preferably with a referral letter to provide more clinical information. Patients will be triaged and the most serious cases are seen first.

Opening hours for walk-in service

  • Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 4.00pm
  • Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays: 8.30am - 3.00pm
  • Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year: closed, with on-call service

If you have an urgent eye problem outside these hours, please contact your out-of-hours GP or dial 111.