The eyes are the windows to the soul goes the very popular adage. But they’re also a very delicate and essential part of our health and taking care of our eyesight is crucial. There are some reputable and great eye hospitals in Accra so let’s take a look at the most important Eye Care Centres and the services they provide.
Eye hospitals in Accra
Emmanuel Eye Center
Established on 8th October, 1993 by Dr. Herbert Billman (An American Ophthalmologist), Emmanuel Eye center is located at East Legon opposite the Ghana Standard Board about 400 meters from the Tetteh Quarshie Interchange in Accra, Ghana.
The center is duly registered by the Ministry of Health as a mission hospital and a member of Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG – An Agency of the MOH).
The Center offers services that include several services like:
- General consultation for patients or clients seeking medical advice and expertise.
- Visual Acuity eye exam to determine how sharp a patient’s vision is.
- Refraction exam to determine a patient’s prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses.
- Visual Fields Test to determine how sensitive the vision is in different parts of the visual field.
- Optical Coherence Tomography
- Dispensing of drugs and lenses, fixing of lens into spectacle frames, as well as surgical treatment for various eye conditions which include:
- Intraocular lens implant for cataract
- Glaucoma treatment
- Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery
- Lid surgery
- Laser treatment
Emmanuel eye center boasts of qualified opticians and optometrists who treat patients and clients with utmost respect while delivering satisfying services. They are open from Monday to Friday from 6.30 am to 6:00pm and on Saturdays and Holidays, they are open from 8:00am to 2:00pm. Private Appointments are accessible from 8:00am to 2:00pm for each working day.
Nyaho Medical Center
Nyaho Medical Centre was established in March 1970 to provide quality nursing and medical care in Ghana and outside of its borders. It is recognized throughout the Ghana Health Service for its high caliber of healthcare professionals and excellent facility.
Amongst the plethora of services offered by Nyaho Health Center is Ophthalmology.
The hospital boasts qualified specialists who diagnose and treat various conditions and diseases of the eye. Nyaho also provides comprehensive care by offering a full range of eye care from routine eye exams to surgery. The hospital’s service delivery is top notch.
Nyaho is really conducive because they work with many local as well as International Insurance Companies, which makes it really convenient if you are with any recognized Health Insurance Company. You can book an appointment with the hospital as well as pay for services through VISA, GHLink and MasterCard credit/debit cards or physical cash.
The hospital also accepts US dollars at an approved exchange rate and operates 24 hours a day throughout the week with the exception of specialists who are available on listed days by the center. Nyaho Medical Centre is located on 35 Kofi Annan Street in the Airport residential Area.
Gilead Medical and Dental Center
The hospital provides a wide variety of general and specialist care. Their healthcare staff is made up of skilled and experienced professionals who understand that the patient’s health needs have to be met efficiently and effectively for care to be complete. Services are provided using various approaches including state-of-the-art diagnostics and assessment tools.
The Ophthalmology department of the hospital operates on a 12-hour basis (from 7am to 7pm) from Monday to Friday. On Saturdays, the hospital is open from 9am to 3pm. The specialists provide a wide range of services including pre-assessment, retinal screening and glaucoma treatment.
Philta Eye care
Located in OSU Accra and with Branches in Dome and East Legon, Philta Eye care is an eye clinic established with the aim of providing comprehensive eye care with exceptional service. The Clinic provides both clinical care and on-site screenings.
As one of the top eye hospitals in Accra, it provides quality ophthalmology services to clients whether its consultation, eye screening, or treatment of eye diseases like: Keratoconus, Cataracts, Cornea and external eye diseases, including blepharitis, Dry eyes, Glaucoma, Injuries and trauma. Patients can also purchase their prescription lenses from Philta.
The Clinic is staffed with qualified and endearing optometrists who deliver optimum healthcare. Philta works with most of the local insurance companies and policies.
Robert and Sons Limited
Robert and Sons Limited is an optical Healthcare service that operates modern Optical Practices, well equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment and comprehensive eye testing, fully stocked with a complete range of lenses, frames and accessories.
This healthcare company has been in existence for more than 30 years and has a good track record of delivering optimum healthcare services and optical products.
Currently Robert and Sons has branches in Adabraka, Osu-Danquah Circle, Weija, Tema, Adenta, East Legon and Kumasi. Robert and Sons offers services that include:
The tele-consultation service allows clients to access healthcare from certified and highly qualified doctors from the comfort of their home or office, via video or phone call. This provides ease and convenience for clients who live further from specified branches. This can be booked through the company’s website portal.
Eye testing and consultation
Through appointments, Robert and sons provide Eye testing and consultation which includes full refraction, sight and reading examinations, checking of your eye pressure, mobility and general vision examinations by a team of certified and highly qualified Doctors of optometry.
Optical coherence Tomography
Robert and Sons provides state of the art O.C.T test scans through the layers of the patient’s retina and optic nerve for any signs of eye disease and retina damage for effective treatment.
Eye Screening Service
Robert and Sons provide basic and comprehensive eye care services to both corporate organisations and individuals, on or off site.
Choosing a quality optical healthcare provider can be difficult, but it is worth noting that while there are many great ophthalmologists out there, it is important to ensure that you frequent a credible and quality healthcare establishment.
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