About this service


Please note: Following the closure of Essex County Hospital, these services will be transferred to the Primary Care Centre (PCC) from Wednesday 28th November 2018 . Please click here for travel information for the PCC.

Optometry Department

We provide clinics at Colchester Primary Care Centre, Ipswich hospital, Clacton Hospital and Harwich Hospital.

Our service

We provide visual rehabilitation to patients, and provide diagnostic support to our medical colleagues. Specialist optometrists also work in clinics such as cataract, glaucoma and medical retina.

The service encompasses:

  • Refraction for babies, children and adults
  • Contact lens service
  • Low Vision Assessment (L.V.A.) clinic
  • Children’s Optometry clinics
  • Visual Field assessment
  • Corneal topography analysis
  • Colour Vision assessment
  • Cataract surgery pre-assessment biometry

(Some services are only at certain sites)

Contact us:

For Colchester Eye Centre, Clacton and Harwich hospitals: Tel 01206 286868

For Ipswich Hospital: Tel 01473 703232

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