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NEI Eye Clinic

Since the early 1970s, NEI’s Eye Clinic has hosted clinical research studies and trials that help find new ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat eye disease and vision loss.

NEI Eye Clinic

Visiting the Eye Clinic

The Eye Clinic is in the Clinical Center on the NIH Campus. For turn-by-turn directions and maps within the NIH Clinical Center, check out the Take Me There app.

Useful phone numbers

  • Established Patients: 301-496-5847
  • NIH Patient Representative: 301-496-2626
  • NIH Main Operator & Directory Assistance: 301-496-4000
Doctor talks to patient.

Learn more about the Eye Clinic

NEI’s Eye Clinic hosts many clinical trials on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. 

The Eye Clinic is for patients who are part of an NEI clinical trial or study. We don’t provide regular eye care or eye exams. If you need routine eye care, see our tips for finding an eye doctor

    Find a study at the Eye Clinic

    To find out about clinical studies at the Eye Clinic, visit the NIH Clinical Center website or call 1-800-411-1222. Before joining a clinical study, it’s important to talk to your doctor about whether the study is right for you.

    Refer a patient to the Eye Clinic

    If you are a physician interested in referring a patient to the NEI for a study, please call the Recruitment Coordinator at (301) 402-4726.

    Last updated: February 8, 2022