Your first ophthalmology visit at 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.

Transport and accommodation

You can travel to our centre by public transport (bus or train [Ferrocarrils Catalans/FGC]). You can find maps below 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 case you come from outside Barcelona and with the aim of facilitating your stay during your visit to our center, we have agreements with nearby hotels, which offer special rates to ICR patients.

Hotel Catalonia Mikado (Paseo de la Bonanova, 58, 08017 Barcelona)

ICR patients staying at the Catalonia Mikado Hotel will have a 10% discount on the price of the room, in addition to special conditions for long stays. They will also have a special price of €10 per person at the buffet breakfast.

Tres Torres Atiram Hotel (Calle de Calatrava, 32, 08017 Barcelona)

ICR patients staying at Tres Torres Atiram Hotel will have a 10% discount on the price of the room.

Our patients may also choose to stay in one of the city’s appartments. All the apartments are perfectly fitted and furnished and they are a good choice if the patient is accompanied by friends or family. ICR patients will also enjoy a discount on the price.

AB Apartment 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 (GDPR).

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).

Request an appointment

In accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (REGULATION (EU) 2016/679), the following information about the processing of personal data is disclosed to you.

Responsible: Institut Català de la Retina, S.L., Institut Català de Cirurgia refractiva, S.L. (from now on ICR)

Representative of Data Protection Contact: C/Pau Alcover nº 67 08017 Barcelona

Aim: The purpose of the treatment is to manage the requested appointment.

Legitimization: The legal basis for the present treatment is the request made by you.

Recipients: The recipients of the information are the departments and delegations in which ICR is organized, in part or in its entirety. It will not be communicated to third parties.

Rights: At any time, you can exercise your rights of access, rectification, deletion, opposition, limitation of treatment and / or portability of data by writing to the RPD Representative of Data Protection at the address provided in contact. You can also revoke consents to other treatments. You can also request more information from the RPD about the treatments performed.
In the event that you consider that your rights have been violated, you can submit a claim to the competent Data Protection Control Authority.

Preservation: The collected data will be kept during the time required for the requested management, for at most 30 days.

Do you have any questions?

Contact us or request an appointment with one of our specialists.

Visit us at:

ICR Ganduxer Headquarters

08022 Barcelona See map

ICR Pau Alcover

C. Pau Alcover 67
08017 Barcelona See map

ICR Terrassa

C/ del Nord, 77
08221 Terrassa See map

Clínica Bonanova Surgical Center

Passeig Bonanova, 22
08022 Barcelona See map

Clinica Bonanova Tests and Treatments

c/ Mandri, 63
08022 Barcelona See map

ICR Service at Clínica Ntra. Sra. del Remei

c/ de l'Escorial,148
08024 Barcelona See map

ICR Ganduxer Headquarters

Telephone number 93 254 79 20
Emergencies phone number: 93 418 72 27

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm
Saturdays 9am to 2pm

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ICR Pau Alcover

Telephone number (+34) 93 378 23 19

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday from 8am to 8pm. Saturday from 8am to 2pm.

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ICR Terrassa

Telephone number +34 93 736 34 40

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday from 9 am to 2 pm and 3 pm to 8 pm.

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Clínica Bonanova Surgical Center

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 20:30 pm

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Clinica Bonanova Tests and Treatments

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ICR Service at Clínica Ntra. Sra. del Remei

Telephone number 902 10 10 50

Opening hours:
Every afternoon from 15 h to 20 h and Friday mornings from 10 h to 14 h.

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