Booking an Appointment
All consultations are by appointment and can be arranged by calling the office during working hours 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, on 01702 586656. Mr. O'Brart consults from 140 Harley Street and the Westminster Bridge Consulting Rooms, St. Thomas' Hospital. His consulting times at Harley Street are from 9am to 1pm on Thursdays from 1.00pm to 6.00pm on Mondays, from 2.00pm to 6.00pm on Thursdays and 1.30pm to 5.30pm on Fridays at the Westminster Bridge Consulting Rooms.
It is normally necessary, but not essential, for UK patients to be referred by a general practitioner, as the referral letter will usually contain useful information about a patient's health and also, many Health Insurance companies will only honour claims for payment if the initial referral is made by a GP. At the time of making the appointment, if appropriate, please provide all relevant health insurance company details, including membership number and authorization/claim number.
The First Consultation
At this consultation your past medical history will be recorded and a thorough eye examination will be performed. The examination is painless, so there is nothing to worry about, but it may be lengthy, as it may be necessary to dilate your pupils. As you may experience some temporary blurring of vision following dilation it is advisable to use public transport or taxi.
You should expect to spend up to an hour at the clinic. Every effort is made to see you as close to your scheduled appointment, however, emergencies do occur and consultations sometimes take longer than expected.
When attending this first consultation please bring your most recently prescribed glasses, any medication you may be taking, your GP's name and address and, if appropriate, your health insurance company details.
Following your consultation, your ocular condition will be discussed with you, as well as the approach to treatment and the results you could expect to achieve.
Where to find 140 Harley Street
138 Harley Street, London W1G 7LB is just beside Regent's Park in the heart of the West end of London. The closest London Underground stations are Regent's Park, Baker Street, Great Portland Street and Marylebone stations which are a 5-10 minute walk.
There are two 24-hour Westminster City Council car parks very close to Harley Street, at Queen Anne Mews (Tel: 0800 243 348) and Cavendish Square.
There is short-term meter parking in the surrounding streets. The Harley Street area is within the Congestion Charging Zone.
Where to find The Westminster Bridge Consulting Rooms
The Westminster Bridge Consulting Rooms are situated on the ground floor of Gassiot House, St. Thomas' Hospital, London SE1 7EH. Gassiot House is sited at the corner of Westminster Bridge Road and Lambeth Palace Road on the North side of Lambeth Palace Road.
There is a public car park at St. Thomas' Hospital under and adjacent to Gassiot House, but as spaces in central London are limited, and as you may experience some temporary blurring of vision following your eye examination it is advisable to use public transport or taxi.
Waterloo and Westminster underground stations are within a five-minute walk as well as local bus services.
The Consulting Rooms have wheel chair access and are staffed by a team of highly trained and dedicated nurses .
Information contained on this website is intended as a guide only. Always seek professional advice before ANY treatment.
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