Eye (ophthalmology)

Our children's eye service treats children with conditions that affect vision and the eyes, such as:

  • squints
  • eye movement disorder
  • cataracts
  • corneal problems
  • glaucoma.

A full list of conditions we treat is on the referrals page.

We see children from Lambeth and Southwark, as well as offering specialist care for children from across the south east and further afield.

In our clinic at St Thomas' Hospital, we aim to provide an environment that is both stimulating and reassuring to children with visual impairments. We have state-of-the-art equipment, including a portable camera which our doctors can take to the bedside of children who are too sick to visit the clinic.

Patient leaflets

Our patient information leaflet Dilating eye drops for children (PDF 35Kb), gives information and advice if your child has been given dilating eye drops.


Please include your child's name and hospital number in any correspondence.

To change or cancel your appointment:

Tel: 0207 188 0755
(Phone operates 10am-5pm, Monday-Friday
If you are leaving a voicemail, please include a hospital number.)


If you have a question about your child's eye care or if you need more patches:

Tel: 020 7188 4299

Email: gst-tr.paediatricophthalmologyenquiries@nhs.net

For any glasses-related enquiries:

Tel: 020 7188 8014

How to find us

Paediatric eye department
3rd floor, South Wing, staircase B, St Thomas' Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH

Map of Third Floor, South Wing , St Thomas' Hospital (PDF 135Kb)

Children's eye casualty
ground floor, South Wing, staircase c
St Thomas' Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH

Map of Ground Floor, South Wing (PDF 138KB)