Croydon Community Ophthalmology Service (COS)


If you are worried about the health your eyes because of an onset of of an eye condition that is causing you concern and would like one of our optometrists to give you advice then if your GP Practice is within the Croydon area  we can now see you under the Croydon Community Ophthalmology Service. (COS)

Heather Bailey Optometrists are registered under this service which enables you to receive prompt attention for your eye condition and if necessary refer you onto a Croydon Hospital for more urgent treatment. The Croydon Community Ophthalmology Service is funded by the NHS so there is no cost involved to yourself but only available to patients who are registered with a Croydon GP Practice.

If you are worried about an eye condition then simply telephone us. 

Telephone: 0208 657 3525 and we will advise you on how to proceed under COS. In the event that we are not open and you are extremely concerned then please contact the NHS by phoning 111 for medical advice or contact A&E

What is COS

COS is a free service available to all patients over 5 years of age and registered with a Croydon GP This service provides patients who are experiencing recently occurring medical eye conditions with a first port of call for assessment and treatment or onward referral as deemed necessary. COS is not a replacement for your routine eye examination and therefore a sight test will not be performed. This is purely a service for medical eye conditions.

Dr Priya Patel


Dr Priya Patel graduated from city university in 2001. Priya then relocated to America and completed post-graduate study at The New England College of Optometry, Boston and obtained a doctorate in Optometry with honours. Priya returned to London in 2012 to continue her specialised clinical skills within Glaucoma at Kings College Hospital. Priya is also a registered COS practitioner.

Mrs Anjali Pattani

Locum Optometrist ( Maternity, Holiday & Sickness Cover)

Anjali is a qualified Optometrist and is a registered COS practitioner. She is also on the paediatric eye screening list. Anjali likes to keep her knowledge up to date by attending lectures and sitting in on hospital clinics.