Staff and students of G.C.U. are entitled to a further 20% discount on frames and lenses as long as they have their eyes tested at the clinic. (Discount on the complete package only). Staff and students must produce their I.D. cards to qualify for the discount.
Contact Lens Clinic
The Eye Clinic also provides a contact lens clinic open to all members of staff, students and members of the public. The clinic provides fitting and after-care services and can supply a wide range of lens types from extended (30 day) wear, to daily disposable plus cosmetic and specialist lens types e.g. keratoconus. Appointments are available in either student clinics or with the staff optometrists. The G.C.U. staff and students 20% discount applies to contact lenses, providing the contact lens consultation is with the Eye Clinic (fee applies).
Special Needs Clinic
GCU Special Needs Vision Clinic: People with learning disabilities and other special needs are at particularly high risk for vision problems. Often this group of people also have limited ability to communicate their needs or participate in vision tests. In the Special Needs Vision Clinic, vision examinations are adapted to the individual to provide good vision care even for those with severe disabilities. This busy clinic prepares our final year Optometry students with the experience and specialist techniques that will make vision care accessible to all.
GCU Infant Vision Clinic: In the first year of life vision is vital. Up to 80% of early learning depends on vision. In the Infant Vision Clinic, the eyes are examined for refraction (focus), health and alignment and vision is evaluated using behavioural tests. Early testing of babies and pre-school children is a key to good vision care as difficulties are easiest to manage if detected early.
Where spectacles or contact lenses are required these can be provided from the Eye Clinic Dispensary at very competitive rates. The dispensary provides impartial expert advice on a wide variety of frames and lens types to suit the clinical needs and budgets of patients.
We can supply G.C.U. staff and students with a £20% discount on a wide range of frames and lenses. This also includes contact lenses provided they have their eye test and contact lens consultation (fee applies) at the Eye Clinic.
Frames and Lenses
A wide variety of spectacle frame styles are available from the Dispensary, ranging from budget models at around £10.00 to designer frames at £99.00 and rimless at £109.00.
A complete VDU prescription can be provided for £45.00. Single vision lenses cost from £15.00 uncoated, £25.00 hard coated and £35.00 with full anti- reflection coating (prices are for stock lenses only).
Bifocals start at £40.00 budget to £174.00 premium, progressive lenses can be provided from £65.00 budget to over £400.00 premium depending on the lens material, form and coating required.
From time-to-time promotional offers and clinical research funding allows the clinic to offer exceptional price reductions in spectacle and contact lens costs.
The dispensary can also provide safety spectacles and vocational dispensing expertise for a wide variety of applications e.g. SCUBA Diving, Skiing, Snowboarding, Squash, Shooting. etc.
The clinic also provides the University Departments with their VDU spectacles under the Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Regulations. This is in conjunction with the University DSE Policy (available on the Occupational Health & Safety Website). Safety Specs are also provided .
Please contact the clinic on 0141 331 3377 for a dispensing appointment where we will give you a no obligation quote for your frames and lenses. Patients own frames accepted for glazing at their own risk.
External Consultancy Services
The Glasgow Caledonian University Eye Clinic provides an independent arbitration service to the Citizens Advice Bureau, Trading Standards and in case of legal disputes, to other commercial practices and solicitors. The Clinic has also assisted the Police in verification of forensic evidence recovered from crime scenes.
Clinic staff have been extensively involved in providing cosmetic contact lenses for film and theatre productions such as Taggart, The Crow Road, Slide, Blinded and Mortal Kombat.