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What We Do 

The St Paul’s Eye Unit, at The Royal Liverpool University Hospital provides a world renowned ophthalmic service not only to the local community of Liverpool, it also services regional, national and global referrals to the highly trained and dedicated team of specialist ophthalmologists who have expertise in a wide variety of eye conditions. 

The ophthalmologists are backed up by a highly trained and qualified team of nurses, technicians and administrators, who continually strive to improve the standard and quality and care delivered for patients and to this end the directorate actively undertakes public and service user involvement.   

Staff are also involved in meeting community and service user groups outside the hospital environment.

St Paul's Eye Unit, at The Royal Liverpool University Hospital is strongly linked with the research activity of the Department of Eye and Vision Science, Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease, University of Liverpool, with a long tradition of research based care of the highest quality, and is why St Paul’s continues to be the centre of excellence for both care and education.​
Royal Liverpool University Hospital
 Royal Liverpool University Hospital

St. Pauls Eye Unit

Prescot Street

Liverpool, L7 8XP





Deptartment Opening Hours:


Call Centre: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

0151 706 3222


Primary Care Unit: Monday-Sunday -  8am-6pm

0151 706 3949

For ophthalmic emergencies between  6pm - 8am please book into the general A&E deptartment


Out-Patients department: Monday-Friday - 8am-5pm

(evening and saturday clinics are also held)

For contact details, click here



0151 706 3990


Clinical Eye Research:

0151 706 3985



0151 706 3900/3901