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Hamilton Regional Eye Institute

COVID-19 Update

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton is beginning to reintroduce surgical and outpatient services slowly using a gradual, phased approach.  Some individuals, based on the severity of their condition and care needs, are being scheduled for procedures and treatments.

If you are a patient, your care team will contact you with more information when you are rebooked or booked for your treatment.

Please come alone to your appointment to help us ensure physical distancing and to allow for patients to come to clinics safely. In special circumstances, the Manager may approve a support person to accompany a patient to Outpatient clinic appointments. Any exception to the visitor restrictions must be approved by the unit or clinic manager.

Click here for more information about the gradual reintroduction of visitors to inpatient areas.

If you have concerns, please call your family physician. If there is an emergency, please call 911 and go the hospital immediately. If you have an urgent issue, please go to an urgent care centre. If this is a mental health emergency, call 9-1-1, the Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST) at 905.972.8338 or online at; go to your nearest hospital Emergency Department. St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton has Emergency Psychiatry Services at 50 Charlton Avenue East, Hamilton.

We are doing our best to serve all patients as quickly as possible, while ensuring the safety of our staff, patients and community. Thank you for your continued patience.

Click here for more information about your appointment and the reintroduction of services.

What this program is...

The Hamilton Regional Eye Institute (also known as the Hamilton Eye Clinic) provides healthcare services to adults with eye disorders in the greater Hamilton area, including Niagara and Brantford.

How this program helps...

It is our mission to promote clinical advances in the investigation, treatment and prevention of visual disorders.

Your Care Team

A skilled team of Ophthalmic technicians uses state of the art equipment to investigate and prepare patients for assessment.

Clerical staff provides support to register patients and answer any questions or concerns.

Physicians with expertise in the medical and surgical management of: cornea, ocular cancer, glaucoma, occuloplastics, neuro-ophthalmology and retinal care.


St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton – King Campus
2757 King Street East, Hamilton, Ontario
Tel: 905-573-4848
Fax: 905-573-4841

Referral Process

Referrals are booked through a physicians’ office. All new patient appointments must be made by a referring doctor.

Preparing for Your Visit

  • Bring a current list of medications you are taking.
  • Arrange for a driver if you are receiving eye drops.
  • Bring money for parking.
  • Plan to be at the Eye clinic approximately 2 hours. (Please see the informational links below for details regarding specific tests performed).

We ask that you do not bring any valuables with you as the hospital cannot be responsible for lost or stolen personal items. 

Maps & Directions

Click here for King Campus Maps & Directions

We are located through the front doors of the Ambulatory Centre to the left.

Registration Procedures

When you come to the Eye Clinic we ask you to take a number from the Q-matic machine.  Once you have a number, take a seat and you will be called according to physician rather than numerical order.

After Your Visit

The physician you see will provide you with detailed discharge information including homecare instructions.

Additional Resources

Please explore the following useful links for more information: