GCU Vision Centre


Information for Patients

The Vision Centre is open to the public and provides assessments for patients of all ages from babies upwards.  We also provide a service for those patients with additional support needs.

We offer a full range of eye care services including:

Sight tests, Glasses, Contact lenses, Low Vision aids such as magnifiers.

We provide specialist clinical services in a number of areas including:

Visual Stress assessments/colorimetry, VDU assessments, Colour Vision testing, Visual Function assessments, Myopia Control and others (see 'specialist clinics' for details)

Referrals and Costs

Self-referrals by phone are accepted directly from the public. Alternatively, outside Health Care Professionals can refer patients via email using our online referral form or by phone/fax. Sight tests are free under the NHS, subject to eligibility.  Fees may apply for specialist clinics.

Your Appointment

We are a teaching facility.  For the majority of our appointments, you will be seen by a student who will be supervised by an experienced member of clinical staff. 

During term a full service is provided between the months of January to April and September to December.  Out with term clinical staff are available for sight tests, visual stress assessments and the ordering of spectacles and contact lenses.         

A translation service is available on request for those NHS patients who require an interpreter to be available at their appointment. 

Any payments can be made by cash or card.  Unfortunately we are unable to accept payments by American Express.

To make an appointment for an eye test or to be seen at any of the speciality clinics call 0141 331 3377.