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Croydon Community Ophthalmology Service (COS)

Croydon Community Ophthalmology Service (COS)

What is COS?

COS is a service which is run by Complete Ophthalmic Services CIC (a company formed by the Croydon Local Optical Committee).

COS is a free service and is available to all patients 5 years and above who have a Croydon GP. The aim of COS is to provide patients who are experiencing recently occurring eye conditions, suspected cataracts or glaucoma with treatment and advice closer to home.

COS is provided by local optometrists with the knowledge and skills to carry out this work at locally approved optician practices.

How do I access COS?

You can access COS by going to one of the approved practices who are involved in the service. The list of those practices is contained with the section 'Practices Involved'. We have thirteen opticians practices involved and one domiciliary provider who can visit people in their own home if they are unable to get out because of health reasons. Please be aware that your normal optometrist may have chosen not to offer this service.

You can contact any of these approved practices directly to make an appointment and ask to be seen under COS. Appointments are available during normal working hours.

Alternatively, if you make an appointment to see your GP, he or she may refer you to an approved optometrist for further assessment and possibly treatment.