Who can come to the Eye Clinic?
NEI’s 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.
Contact the Eye Clinic
Patient Recruitment Line: 1-800-411-1222
Eye Clinic Appointment Desk: 301-496-5846
NIH Patient Representative: 301-496-2626
NIH Main Operator & Directory Assistance: 301-496-4000
National Institutes of Health
9000 Rockville Pike
Building 10, Room 10C301
Bethesda, MD 20892
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 an optometrist or ophthalmologist interested in referring a patient to a clinical study at NEI, call the NEI Recruitment Coordinator at (301) 402-4726.
If there is an NEI investigator with the appropriate expertise, we can evaluate your patient to see if they qualify for an NIH clinical study. If the patient doesn’t qualify, NEI won’t be able to treat them.