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Inside the Eye Department


The Ophthalmology (Eye) Department accepts referrals from GPs, Health Visitors, School Nurses, Optometrists, School Entry Vision Screening Team, Paediatricians, Ophthalmologists, Rheumatologists, the Oncology Department, the Audiology Department, the Jessop Wing Neonatal Department and any other medical professionals.

Making a referral

Appointments for consultant Ophthalmology clinics, Combined Optometry/Orthoptic clinics and Cyst clinic can be made by GPs via Choose and Book services.

All other referrals should be made by letter including the child's previous medical history where possible, any other needs or difficulties and details of social circumstances where applicable.

Health Visitors, School Nurses and Community Paediatricians within Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust can refer using the universal referral form (available on the staff intranet) attaching any relevant documents such as developmental assessment clinic report.

We only accept email referrals via an account. Please contact us for our email address if you require this.


Emergency eye care is provided up to the age of 16 years via the Emergency Department at The Children's Hospital, Sheffield 365 days a year 24 hours a day.

GPs or local/regional departments needing emergency advice can also contact the on call Ophthalmology team via the Royal Hallamshire switchboard 0114 271 1900.


Referrals will be triaged and allocated to an appropriate clinic.


Ophthalmology services are provided on the main Children's Hospital site and at Ryegate Children's Centre.

We also offer outreach Orthoptic clinics at the Northern General Hospital Outpatient Department.

Opening times

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm.

Contact us

Eye Department Secretaries

0114 271 7468
0114 271 7520
0114 271 7713
Fax 0114 271 7281

School Entry Vision Screening Team - 0114 305 3060

New referrals team (RBMS) - 0114 305 3690

The Ryegate Children's Centre Eye Department - 0114 271 7616

The Ryegate Children's Centre Appointments Line - 0114 226 0674/6

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