Our Eye Clinic offers a complete primary eye care service to the general public, students and staff of the University, and their families.
Eye examinations are undertaken by final-year Optometry students under the direct supervision of qualified Optometry staff. We also offer a range of additional clinical services depending on your individual needs.
The clinic is easily accessible within the DHEZ building, benefitting from comfortable, spacious testing areas. Our experienced clinical staff includes Optometrists, Dispensing Opticians and Orthoptists. We work closely with other healthcare professionals in the region, and welcome the referral of patients to any of our clinics for further diagnostic tests. You do not need to have seen your GP prior to attending.
Established in 1997 with the primary purpose of providing a high-quality learning environment for final-year Optometry students. The services we provide are identical to those offered by most Opticians in Bradford and throughout the UK, with the addition of some specialist clinics.
Your appointment includes a thorough two-hour examination. We check the health of your eyes and screen for diseases that may affect your eyes and vision.
If you are tested in a student teaching clinic, you will be rewarded with a 25% discount off adult spectacles, prices starting from £30.
We carry a range of stylish children’s frames, a large selection of which is provided free of charge when supplied with an NHS voucher.
We also stock a range of specialist frames, designed specifically for children with Downs Syndrome or other needs.
We operate a broad range of optometric clinics along with a number of specialist clinics:
Primary care clinic - eye examinations
Comprehensive eye examinations (sight tests) are undertaken in this clinic. We also provide screening for those working on computers.
Spectacle dispensing clinic
We stock an impressive range of the latest frames at affordable prices.
Contact lens clinic
We offer a wide range of the most up-to-date contact lenses and can undertake both fitting and aftercare appointments. We also offer a specialist contact lens service to cater for those requiring complex lenses or orthokeratology lenses.
Advanced clinical assessment clinic
We undertake a more detailed investigation of the eyes. Patients may be referred from our other clinics, or from healthcare and eyecare professionals outside the University.
Binocular vision clinic
Assessment of patients with `lazy eye' and other conditions that cause problems with the coordination of the two eyes.
Vision and reading clinic
We provide specialist assessment of patients with reading difficulties that may be related to specific problems with their eyesight. Spectacles/contact lenses, eye exercises or coloured filters may be recommended. Patients under the care of this clinic include some individuals with dyslexia.
A clinic specifically designed to examine children and infants in a friendly, relaxed environment.
Low vision clinic
A clinic for those with permanently reduced vision that cannot be satisfactorily corrected using spectacles or contact lenses.
Visual electrodiagnostic clinic
This unit undertakes the key diagnostic tests that form part of the clinical ophthalmological assessment of patients who may be suffering from a variety of hereditary or acquired eye disorders.
Myopia management clinic
A clinic dedicated to managing increasing levels of myopia (short-sightedness) in children and young adults.
We are located in the Digital Health Enterprise Zone (DHEZ Academic) building.
From Shearbridge Road enter Longside Lane. Turn right at the barrier and park in the top right car park facing Shearbridge Road. Walk through the opening in the top left perimeter wall and turn left, where you will see DHEZ Academic.
From the city centre walk up Great Horton Road, past Bradford College and the main University building. Continue up Great Horton Road and turn right on to Shearbridge Road at the mini-roundabout. Take the first right opposite Bombay Stores where you will see DHEZ Academic.
Take the 576 Halifax bus from Bradford Interchange (service every 10 minutes), alight at Shearbridge Road then as above.