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Children's community eye service - run by Bedfordshire Community Health Services

In order to deliver the best possible patient care during the Coronavirus outbreak, we will be re-organising aspects of children's services that are provided and delivered by Bedfordshire Community Health Services. Please see the details on our public website ( for which services will be continuing, what changes will be made, and what will be suspended until further notice. 


 The Children’s Community Eye Service is provided by ophthalmologists, optometrists, and orthoptists who specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions by medical and surgical means.

Orthoptists are allied health professionals who use non-surgical methods to diagnose and treat abnormalities of vision and co-ordination of eye movements in people of all ages.

Main services provided to residents of Bedfordshire in community clinics:

  • Specialist ophthalmic and orthoptic services for children and young adults in community clinics across Bedfordshire and Luton
  • Specialist clinics for children with special needs at the Child Development Centre and Special Schools across Bedfordshire and Luton
  • School vision screening in Reception classes across  Bedfordshire and Luton

For further information and contact details, please visit our website:

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Where to go

Enhanced Services Centre (ESC)
Bedford Health Village
Kimbolton Road
MK40 2NT
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Referral required
Age Bands
11-14 years old
18-25 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old
0-4 years old
5-10 years old
SEN Provision Type