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Artificial eye service

What the service does

The artificial eye service is a specialist regional service that cares for both adults and children throughout Northern Ireland.

The service is provided by a team of ocularists who make and fit artificial eyes and cosmetic shells for patients.

Our ocularists also:

  • educate patients and carers on how to look after an artificial eye
  • advise patients and carers on where to seek further help, advice and emotional support

We provide patient information leaflets on:

How to access the service

Patients are referred to the artificial eye service by their eye surgeon or another clinician. We usually receive the referral before the eye removal surgery takes place.

Clinics are available by appointment.

Location of service

The artificial eye service is located in Shankill Wellbeing and Treatment Centre.

Opening hours

In an emergency, the artificial eye service can be contacted on 028 9504 0798 from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

We are closed on weekends and bank holidays.

Locations where this service is delivered

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