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COVID19 service update: 

We are now running clinics throughout the city in an environment which keeps parents, children and staff as safe as possible.

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Or you can watch a summary of what to expect from your in clinic appointment in the following animation:

Operating as part of the Integrated Children’s Additional Needs (ICAN) Service, we provide eye care to children between the ages of 6 months and 8 years who live in Leeds. We provide diagnosis and treatment for vision defects, eye misalignment (squints) and eye movement disorders. We also lead the vision screening service in Leeds where all children aged 5 are offered a vision test in school.

Who's it for?

We assess, diagnose and treat children between the age of 6 months and 8 years with squints, visual development and eye movement disorders. We provide a service at Child Development Centres for young people under 19 and lead the school vision screening service in Leeds. We also provide care for older children who have special needs or learning difficulties. 

We offer treatment for reduced vision (Amblyopia) which may include glasses and wearing an eye patch. We also advise on treatment for squints, screen for eye diseases as required and refer on to the hospital Eye Service as appropriate.


Referral form

Please download our referral criteria.

Tel: 0113 843 3620

Text for hard of hearing: 07984 547923

We operate a citywide service operating out of multiple health centres across the city. View our full list of locations here.

Service Downloads

We are currently reviewing our website to make all content accessible. If you are looking for a download, such as a leaflet or booklet that you can no longer find, please contact the service on the details above.

Amblyopia fact leaflet

Amblyopia treatment leaflet

Children's glasses leaflet

Intermittent distance exotropia leaflet

Down syndrome parent pathway booklet

Useful links

'Putting drops into your child's eyes' (Thank you to Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trust)

What to do if you need to speak to someone urgently...