The National Artificial Eye Service provides a manufacturing and fitting service for the supply of ocular prostheses to all eligible patients throughout England.
Accessing the Service
The National Artificial Eye Service is part of the NHS. If you wear an artificial eye or cosmetic shell and are eligible for NHS treatment we have over 50 clinics in England where you can have your prosthesis checked and polished and be provided with a replacement when necessary. To find out your nearest clinic please ring our information line on 01253 951131. If we have not seen you for some time we may require a referral from your G.P. or Consultant.
Patients who have recently had their eye removed (enucleated or eviscerated) are referred in by their consultant and will be contacted about an appointment automatically. If you live in Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland you should contact your local NHS organisations as those countries have their own arrangements.
We will be pleased to talk to you if you are not eligible for NHS treatment and require a private consultation.