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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Ophthalmology Services

Urgent Care Center

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Emergency eye care is available 8:00 am to 6:00 pm in the ophthalmology departments of both University Hospital of Brooklyn and Long Island College Hospital.

In addition, emergency eye care is available 24 hours a day through the Department of Ophthalmology's Urgent Care Center also at both, Long Island College Hospital and University Hospital of Brooklyn.

Patients presenting at any of three locations will be seen initially by an ophthalmology resident who is in direct consultation with an on-call ophthalmology attending physician.

Referring Physician Contact

The ophthalmologists of non-referred patients are called by the resident/attending at the time of the patient visit. For referred patients, referring physicians will also be notified of patient results the same evening of the patient's emergency visit, if possible. If not, they will be contacted the following morning.

Contact Information

Patients or their physicians may request urgent eye care at both locations by calling (718) 780-2600, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including all holidays.

Urgent Eye Care, University Hospital of Brooklyn
Address: 445 Lenox Road – Box 58, Brooklyn, NY 11203
Telephone: (718) 270-1714

Urgent Eye Care Center at Long Island College Hospital
Address: Othmer Building 4th Floor - 339 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: (718) 780-2600