• Welcome to the Croydon Community Ophthalmology Service

    an NHS funded service available to all patients with a Croydon GP


COS is provided by local optometrists for a range of eye conditions


Referral information for GPs

Practice Locator

Find your nearest COS provider

What is the Community Ophthalmology Service (COS)?

COS is an NHS funded service and is available to all patients who have a Croydon GP.

The aim of COS is to provide patients who are experiencing recently occurring eye conditions, or those suspected of having cataracts or glaucoma, with treatment and expert advice closer to home at a local optometric practice rather than hsopital.

COS (Croydon Community Ophthalmology Service) is provided by local optometrists with the expertise and skills to carry out this work at locally approved optometric practices.

The eyecare service is run by Complete Ophthalmic Services CIC, a company formed by the Croydon Local Optical Committee, which is made up of local optometric practices.

How do I
access COS?

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update.

During this difficult period, in order to protect our patients as well as our staff and help reduce the risk of spreading Coronavirus, we have introduced new methodology for COS referrals which will be in place until further notice.

Please telephone a practice of your choice at which time a telephone consultation will be arranged for you. This will take place with an optometrist who will discuss your symptoms and concerns. Appointments will not be offered routinely, but instead advice given. Appointments will only be offered if deemed essential.

A list of practices can be found here.


Information for Optometrists.

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