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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.

You may find the following website pages useful:

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

We also have the leaflet below which you may find helpful:

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.


Please download our referral criteria.

Please visit the ICAN referrals page.

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.

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...