While our services are still running there may be some delays due to the pandemic. Visit our FAQs page for more information.
Home Visual Acuity Testing
If your Ophthalmologist or Optometrist advises you to perform a visual acuity test at home, please use the following guides:
- For Android devices, click Peek Acuity Pro.
View training video here →
- For Apple iPad or iPhone, click iSight Pro.
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Most ophthalmology services are based Falkirk Community Hospital where the majority of adult outpatient clinics take place. Some children’s clinics are run at Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire Community Hospitals.
The adult outpatient department can be contacted on 01324 567832.
Falkirk Community Hospital
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All adult outpatient clinics are held a Falkirk Community Hospital. Some children’s clinics are run at Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannan Community Hospitals
- The outpatient department can be contacted on 01324 567832.
The following speciality eye clinics are provided:
- Paediatric care
- Corneal external disease
- Ocular dystonia
- Immunosuppression clinic
- Lacrimal assessment
- Medical retina/macula disease
- One stop lid surgery
- Adult and childrens low vision clinics are held at the Forth Valley Sensory Centre, Camelon
Most day surgery will be carried out a Falkirk Community Hospital, although adults and children who need to have surgery with a general anaesthetic will be admitted to the Forth Valley Royal Hospital.
- The ophthalmology day surgery unit can be contacted on 01324 567832.
All emergency appointments will be at Falkirk Community Hospital. Emergency clinics are held every day (including weekends) to see patients whose doctor or optometrist has asked for urgent treatment. If you have an urgent eye problem you should visit your community optometrist as the first port of call. If required they will refer you into the emergency clinic.
Referrals to hospital eye services can be made by your GP or optometrist. Once a referral is received, your consultant will review the information provided, and decide whether you need an urgent or a routine appointment.
As thorough examination of the eye often requires the use of eye drops which can affect your vision for a few hours afterwards, you should not drive to your outpatient appointment.
Are you worried losing your sight?
For anyone who has concerns about their sight or hearing we have made a short film about how spotting the signs of sight or hearing loss and the steps you should take to get your eyes and/or ears tested.
For more information and to find answers to frequently asked questions, go to the FAQs page.