Forder House, 20 William Prance Road, Derriford, Plymouth, PL6 5WR


Ophthalmology services in Plymouth

The Newmedica Plymouth eye health clinic and surgical centre operates from Forder House, 20 William Prance Road, Derriford and provides services for both NHS and private patients. The clinic is led by consultant ophthalmologists, Tom Cudrnak, Nick Edmeades, Theodora Stavropoulou and Vasant Raman.  

We cater for eye services across Devon and Cornwall including Plymouth, Saltash, Tavistock, Liskeard, Callington, Lauceston, Ivybridge, Totnes and surrounding areas.

Our clinic is open Monday to Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm

Quality care provided at convenience for you

Ophthalmology services from our Plymouth clinic offer personalised care, quality lenses, and short wait times.

For nearly 20 years, we've provided ophthalmology services and expert care to thousands of individuals across England. As industry leaders in ophthalmology, we know just what it takes to provide the right level of support to protect people’s sight, so they can get back to doing what they love.

5 reasons why we’re the right choice for you

Our clinics are owned and led by the consultant doctors who care for you. For them it’s personal. The whole team are dedicated to understanding your needs so they can provide you with the best possible experience and we know this also results in measurably better outcomes.

Our personalised patient care will make you feel comfortable and at ease. We’ll give you a warm welcome, hold your hand if you’re nervous and be there for you throughout your time with us.

Our short waiting times means you’ll have your first appointment within a couple of weeks, and we aim to complete treatment within eight weeks of your referral.

We choose to use the highest-quality lenses which means you’ll get the best clinical outcomes, including some that can reduce your dependence on glasses. Importantly, we’ll always give you a choice and explain the options.

State-of-the-art facilities with the latest equipment, and free parking ensure you can focus on you when you come to visit us.


First class service- totally professional with friendly, efficient staff. From visiting the optician, being referred then having the operation done was only three weeks, amazing. No after effects and after only three days the difference is unbelievable. The whole process is faultless and a follow-up call the day after the op is a nice touch. Thank you to all the staff involved, much appreciated.

Visited November 2023

Getting referred to Newmedica

If you think you have an eye condition, you should see your optician or GP for a detailed assessment. They’ll go through all the options available and tell you where you can have your treatment.

The referral process will differ slightly depending on whether you want to be an NHS or private patient. You’ll find all the information you need on our NHS and private patient pages.

NHS patients

Learn more about our NHS services
and how you can be referred.

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Private patients

Find details about our private
options and how to get started.

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Self-referring? Call 01752 421622

Meet our consultants

We offer patients access to leading consultants who are also partners in the business, meaning they’re directly involved in setting our high standards of care.

How our patients rate us

We’re proud to have consistently high ratings from our patients on and Google.


We are actively collecting and monitoring our reviews and feedback for Plymouth to ensure our patients receive the best possible care.

Fully regulated by the CQC


Frequently asked questions

Do you offer NHS treatment?

Yes, at Newmedica, we offer NHS-funded treatment, to all those people who live in England.

The NHS offers you the choice of where you’d like to receive your NHS-funded treatment from, so you can choose Newmedica for your eye-care services.

How do I get referred to Newmedica?

If your optician or GP suspects you have an eye condition, they’ll explain all available options and where you can receive care from. If you want to choose Newmedica, just let them know and they can manage the referral for you.

How can I refer a patient to Newmedica?

If you want to refer a patient to Newmedica, just follow the steps in our referral guide.

Plymouth Referral Guide

Do you offer private treatment?

Our range of private treatments and services are available for people who opt to cover the cost of their treatment cost of their treatment themselves or have covered by their private medical insurance.

If you are interested in receiving private treatment, please visit our private-patient webpage for more information.

Contact us

Phone us on 01752 421 622 or email us at

How to get to us

By car

From A38 Devon Expressway:
Take the A38 Devon Expressway to Manadon Roundabout. At the roundabout take A386 joining Tavistock Road. Join the right hand lane and join William Prance Road, at the roundabout take 3rd Exit and take the next right. Forder House will be straight ahead.

From North Plymouth (Roborough):
Join A386 to Tavistock Road. At Derriford roundabout continue on A386 (3rd Exit) and take the next left into William Prance Road, at the roundabout take 3rd Exit and take the next right. Forder House will be straight ahead.

By bus

A new bus link between the Plymouth City Centre and William Prance Road in Derriford has been introduced. Stagecoach South West’s 1A service will operate via William Prance Road providing passengers with much closer access to Newmedica Plymouth. It will run every 20 minutes from Monday to Saturday (excluding bank holidays). The service 1 will continue to operate via Tavistock Road.

For up-to-date bus information please access:

Plymouth Bus - Buses across Plymouth and the surrounding area
Stagecoach (
Go Cornwall Bus - Bus tickets, timetables & more

By train

Plymouth Train Station is the closest Station which is situated in the City Centre (PL4 6AB).

From the train station you are able to take a Taxi or Bus to Forder House.

By free transport for those who need it

If you're having trouble getting to your appointment or surgery, we can help. We offer free transport for NHS cataract patients who need it.

We'll send a private hire vehicle to collect you from your home - early enough to make sure you arrive on time - and then take you back after. It's free of charge to you and to the NHS.

To book, you'll first need to check the eligibility criteria below, and then ask for the service when you book your appointment with us.

To be eligible for the free transfer service you must:

1. Be attending Newmedica Plymouth for an appointment, or to receive treatment, for cataract surgery as an NHS patient

2. Have no alternative means of getting to your appointment or treatment, through family, friend, hospital transport, community transport or public transport

3. Live within 40 miles of Newmedica Plymouth

4. Be able to get yourself to and from, and in and out, of the supplied vehicle without assistance, or you're able to provide a carer or family member on the day of the transfer to support you getting to and from, and in and out, of the supplied vehicle.

We'll not be able to provide you with transport if any of the following apply:

1. You need to be transported to a location (including other hospitals) other than Newmedica Plymouth or your home

2. You require specialised equipment during the journey

3. You need to be closely monitored during the journey

4. You have a medical condition or have undergone major surgery (such as an organ transplant) where the potential side effects are likely to require assistance or monitoring during your journey

5. You have a medical condition or disability that could compromise your dignity or cause public concern in a private hire vehicle

6. You have a communicable disease with which travel on public transport or in a private hire vehicle is not advised

7. You have been clinically determined as at risk from using public transport due to being immunocompromised

8. You have cognitive/sensory impairment (such as dementia or some mental health illnesses)

9. You have significant motility/mobility impairment requiring specialised or adapted vehicles

10. You have safeguarding concerns in relation to travelling alone

11. You are unable to access existing free community transport options

12. The private hire company is unable to provide a vehicle due to a lack of available/suitable vehicles.

This service is delivered at Newmedica Plymouth by Newmedica Plymouth Limited, a joint venture partnership company within the Newmedica Group. Newmedica Plymouth Limited is registered with the Care Quality Commission, provider number 1-12834163233

Directors: Mr Nick Edmeades, Consultant Ophthalmologist; Mr Tom Cudrnak, Consultant Ophthalmologist; Ms Theodora Stravropoulou, Consultant Ophthalmologist; Mr Vasant Raman, Consultant Ophthalmologist; Ms Amanda Worley, Registered Manager.