Welcome to the UWE Bristol Eye Clinic

You can receive an eye examination without charge at our new UWE Bristol Eye Clinic if you’re a UWE Bristol student or member of staff. We also offer specialist services for the local community.

Appointments at our state-of-the-art treatment rooms are with our final-year optometry students, who work under the direct supervision of a qualified and experienced optometrist.

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Services we offer

Sight test

  • We offer no-charge, student-led eye examinations supervised by qualified and practising optometrists.
  • A thorough examination of your eyes is carried out to check your vision and to assess the health of your eyes.
  • Optometrist-led eye examinations are available outside of term time charged at £25 for UWE Bristol staff and students (including an OCT scan) or £50 for non-UWE Bristol personnel.
  • If patients require spectacles or new lenses, a prescription will be issued with the new specifications.
  • Find out if you are entitled to a free NHS sight test

UWE Bristol Eye Clinic teaser

Watch an introduction to the clinic.

What to bring


To provide you with the best possible care, it is helpful if you bring the following to all your appointments:

  • Your latest spectacle prescription
  • All spectacle and contact lenses you currently use
  • A list of your current medication
  • Your GP's details 

Appointment length

  • A student-led eye examination or contact lens fitting appointment may take between one to two hours, including any waiting time. We advise allowing for the full two hours.
  • A student-led dispensing appointment may take 30 to 40 minutes and, again, we advise allowing for the full 40 minutes.
  • On occasion, appointments led by qualified optometrists will be available, which will take approximately half the time of a student-led appointment, but there may be a charge for these appointments. Please enquire for further details.

Contacts and opening hours

We are open Mondays to Fridays 08:45-17:00.

Email: eyeclinic@uwe.ac.uk or call +44 (0)117 32 83300.


UWE Bristol
Glenside Campus
Blackberry Hill
Bristol BS16 1DD

UWE Bristol Eye Clinic gallery

Travel information

  • 30 reserved parking bays are available in car park three. Please call our reception ahead of time or on the day with your registration. Please note that parking is not guaranteed.
  • There are regular buses between Frenchay and Glenside Campuses  find out more about travel to and from our campuses.

How to find us

Download a map showing where the UWE Bristol Eye Clinic is on Glenside Campus.

Map to the clinic (PDF)
Closeup of the UWE Bristol Eye Clinic map.

Travelling to UWE Bristol Eye Clinic

How to get from Frenchay Campus to the UWE Bristol Eye Clinic on Glenside Campus.

Data protection

We adhere to the guidelines of the College of Optometrists and the Data Protection Act 2018. We will not pass our service users’ personal information to a third party without their consent unless there is a clear public interest duty to do so.

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