Eye Clinic

Our Sight Support Service at York Hospital Eye Clinic is there to ensure that high quality emotional support is available when you need it most.

Vanessa with a patient at the eye clinic

Vanessa Camp, Senior Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) runs the service. She is there to provide emotional and practical support to anyone experiencing difficulties with a change in vision. Vanessa is the link between health and social care, helping people to access the services they need.

Vanessa supports patients with their diagnosis and helps them to retain independence and make their own choices. She says, “I can’t change the diagnosis but it’s about finding ways to give people hope; little things can make a huge difference”.

The service is accessed by appointment only. To arrange an appointment, ask your clinician or at Eye Clinic Reception. Or contact Vanessa on 01904 721858.

Important COVID 19 update

During the current situation, Vanessa is offering telephone appointments only. If you would like to speak to her, please ring 01904 721858 and leave a message including the following information:


Date of birth

Hospital reference (if known)

First line of your address

Preferred contact phone number

A short message summarising what you wish to talk about

Vanessa will be managing enquiries and will telephone as soon as she is able. Initially, you may receive a call from an assistant. If you have further questions or concerns that they are not able to deal with, they will refer you on to Vanessa.