Public Eye Clinic opens in Floriana

Pierre Sammut

A new eye clinic has been opened to the public in the Health Centre in Floriana. This should serve as a ‘one-stop-shop’ for people suffering from any eye related problem, where a person can undergo multiple eye tests in the same place in the same day, said Minister for Health Chris Fearne.

Some of the facilities will include:

  • Eye screenings
  • Refraction Clinic: where a person’s sight can be checked, and can be prescribed glasses if need be.
  • Glaucoma Screenings: this service will be used to detect glaucoma during its early stages.
  • Glaucoma Clinic: this will treat and monitor people already suffering from glaucoma
  • Diabetic retinopathy clinic: this service will be specifically for diabetic people

The Minister announced that in 2018, around 14,000 patients which visited the health centre needed a service related to eyes and sight.

What is needed to visit?

  • Identity card, passport, or driver’s licence
  • Doctor’s reference if a patient is sent by a doctor
  • Medical eye recipe if applicable
  • The pink or yellow paper

Who can benefit from this Centre?

Everyone, but especially:

  • People in need of an eye check up
  • People suffering from symptoms related to sight.

How to schedule an appointment?

To schedule an appointment, you can call the Primary HealthCare Call Centre on 21231231.