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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 service funded by the NHS and is available to all patients 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.

For further information and a list of practices offering this services, please visit

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

During this difficult period, in order to protect our patients as well as our staff and help reduce the risk of spreading Coronavirus, we have introduced new methodology for COS referrals which will be in place until further notice.

Please telephone a practice of your choice - via the link above - at which time a telephone consultation will be arranged for you. This will take place with an optometrist who will discuss your symptoms and concerns. Appointments will not be offered routinely, but instead advice given. Appointments will only be offered if deemed essential.