Louise Allen
 affordable consultant eye care for all ages

Three modern and well-equipped locations


I offer consultations every week, with outpatient clinics generally alternating between the Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital and the Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital, so you can choose your preferred location. Private patients are also occasionally seen in the outpatients department at Addenbrooke's Hospital.

I operate at the Spire Cambridge Lea and Nuffield hospitals. Minor procedures for some conditions can also be carried out in the outpatient clinic, but no procedures of any type can be carried out on patients aged under 18 at the Spire.

All three hospitals offer up to date facilities, modern equipment and the assistance of specialist ophthalmic staff.


My services

My practice covers a range of general adult eye problems, and I provide a full specialist paediatric eye service for conditions such as squint, lazy eye, blocked tear ducts and developmental disorders, as well as rarer congenital and inherited conditions. Please note that I no longer undertake adult cataract surgery.

Should I discover a problem that requires a particular sub-specialty opinion, I will refer you or your child to a consultant colleague specialising in the care of that condition.


Private surgery for children

Surgery for children betwen the ages of 3 and 18 can be undertaken at the Nuffield or Addenbrooke's hospitals. However, all children under 3 requiring surgery as private patients will be treated at Addenbrooke's, where specialist paediatric surgical and anaesthetic facilities are available. You will have the reassurance that your child is having their operation in a dedicated unit which carries out paediatric eye surgery on a regular basis.




click on the image for more information about each hospital..

Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital
The Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital
Nuffield Hospital
The Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital
Addenbrookes Hospital
Addenbrooke's Hospital


The quickest and easiest way to make an appointment ...


Step 1



The list below shows the latest available appointments over the next few weeks.
However, please note that the booking situation can sometimes change rapidly.


Mon 22 July at the Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital
2:30 pm

Thu 25 July at the Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital
clinic FULL

Wed 31 July at the Nuffield Hospital Cambridge
2:30 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:00 pm, 5:30 pm

Wed 7 August at the Nuffield Hospital Cambridge
2:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:00 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:00 pm, 5:30 pm

Mon 12 August at the Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital
2:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:00 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:00 pm, 5:30 pm




Step 2




This will open an email with all the details we need.
You can also call, but email saves time, allows you to provide all the necessary information and you'll usually get a quicker response.

If you have a condition which you feel requires an urgent or priority appointment but availability is limited, please email, as I may be able to make arrangements to fit you in.