Your initial ophthalmology visit to ICR

What do I need to know before arriving?

You need to bring identification (Passport or National ID card) and your insurance provider card, if you have one.

If you wear glasses, bring them. If you use contact lenses, you should refrain from using them 24-48 hours prior to your appointment, except if you have come to check them. Do not forget the container for storing them when the eye drops are applied, and to bring your glasses to wear.

If you have previous test results or eye exams, bring them, as they will be very useful for us to update your clinical history.

How to get here. Accomodation and transfer services

You can travel to our centre by public transport (bus or train [Ferrocarrils Catalans/FGC]). You can find below maps with the nearest bus stops and FGC stations for reaching each of our centres on public transport. There is also a taxi rank just in front of the medical center and, of course, you can also come by private vehicle.

In order to make your stay in Barcelona easier while you are visited in our centre, ICR trusts the medical travel services for its patients to Viajes Atlanta*, a company providing travel services, including, among others: accommodation, plane tickets, train tickets, transfers in private vehicles, rent a car, excursions and sightseeing tours.

Our patients may also choose to stay in different apartments spread throughout the city. They are a good choice if the patient is accompanied by friends or family. All the apartments are perfectly fitted and furnished. ICR patients will also enjoy a discount on the price.

AB Apartment

*Services offered by Viatges Atlanta are not connected to ICR. The liability for these external contents and offers lies solely on the provider of such content. ICR will not be liable for any services offered by such companies.

ICR Ganduxer Headquarters

08022 Barcelona

ICR Pau Alcover

C. Pau Alcover 67
08017 Barcelona

ICR Terrassa

C. del Nord, 77
08221 Terrassa

Clínica Bonanova Surgical Center

Passeig Bonanova, 22
08022 Barcelona

Clinica Bonanova Tests and Treatments

c/ Mandri, 63
08022 Barcelona

ICR Service at Clínica Ntra. Sra. del Remei

c/ de l'Escorial,148
08024 Barcelona

Once at the clinic…


On arrival at the clinic, you should go to the reception desk, where they will tell you which floor and consultation room you need to go to for your appointment. Once you are on the correct floor a member of our staff will carry out the following:

  • Take your personal details in order to open a clinical history; and
  • Ask you to sign the data protection document (LOPD).

2Appointment with the optometrist

The optometrist will ask you a series of questions for your clinical history and will carry out a series of eye tests to determine:

  • Visual acuity
  • Binocular function
  • Intraocular pressure
  • Ocular motility
  • Pupil reflexes
  • others, depending on the case…

3Waiting for pupil dilation

Once the optometrist has examined you, you will go to the waiting room before your appointment with the ophthalmologist. If necessary, a member of staff will apply some drops to dilate the pupil. In this case, you will have to wait 15-20 minutes for the drops to take effect.

4Appointment with the doctor

You will then be called for your appointment with the ophthalmologist, who will carry out a thorough eye exam to obtain a diagnosis.  This may include:

  • A complete examination of the anterior segment:
  • Conjunctiva
  • Cornea and sclera
  • Lens
  • Anterior chamber
  • Ocular Fundus exam:
  • Retina
  • Pigmented Epithelium
  • Vitreous
  • Choroid
  • Optic Nerve

If necessary, the ophthalmologist will also inform you about the need to carry out additional tests or refer you to another specialist before determining the diagnosis and possible treatment.

Some of the tests that may be carried out at the first visit (depending on the pathology) are as follows:

  • Contrast sensitivity
  • Colour perception
  • Tear breakup time
  • Tear secretion
  • Tear ultrasound

In addition, if the ophthalmologist decides that it is necessary to carry out treatment or surgery, you will have to go to the appointments department, where you will be given the necessary information relating to the cost of the surgery, the day it is scheduled for and, where necessary, the steps to follow prior to surgery.


On leaving the consultation with the ophthalmologist, you should go to the desk on the same floor, in order to:

  • Programme your next appointment/s, if required.
  • Collect your insurance card, if you have one.
  • Pay for the appointment (if you do not have an insurance provider).
  • Request a doctor’s note (provided on the spot).

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