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Booking an appointment at the Eye Clinic

We offer a complete primary eye care service to all. Anyone can book an appointment at the University of Bradford Eye Clinic, including members of the public.

If you would like to make an appointment for any of our clinics please phone reception on 01274 234649. You can also email in and see us or use our online referral form to make an appointment.

Eye examinations are free to all University of Bradford students and staff (with a signed requisition form). We also offer free NHS tests for eligible groups, check if you entitled to NHS help. 

Consult the individual clinic pages for a checklist of things we would like you to bring to your appointment and to understand if there are any charges. 

Referring patients to the Eye Clinic

Our Eye Clinic works closely with professionals in the local community and across much of the region. We are also part of the Bradford Teaching Hospitals Referral Refinement Scheme and Ocular Hypertension Monitoring Scheme.

We accept referrals from a range of sources including:

  • Ophthalmologists
  • Optometrists
  • contact lens opticians
  • General Practitioners
  • educational psychologists
  • teachers

Clinical expertise and sophisticated equipment allow our Advanced Clinical Assessment Clinic to cater for the needs of Ophthalmologists requiring rapid, easy access to certain diagnostic techniques for their patients.

Referring to the Visual Electrodiagnostic Testing Unit

The Visual Electrodiagnostic Testing Unit within the Bradford School of Optometry and Vision Science provides a clinical testing service for ophthalmologists in the region and as such is linked to the regional NHS Trusts and private hospitals.

The service offers a range of 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.

Testing includes:

  • Visual evoked potential (VEP) recording
  • Pattern and flash electro-retinography (ERG)
  • Electro-oculography (EOG)

All of the above will conform to current ISCEV standards.


At present, there is little or no provision for this kind of diagnostic testing in the Bradford and W. Yorkshire region and patients are being sent to centres in Manchester, Sheffield and Newcastle in order for these tests to be performed. This is unsuitable from both the point of view of patients, as well as for clinicians who are exploring ways to improve waiting times.

We provide a quality visual electrodiagnostic service to the local region, embedded into the existing academic research and clinical infrastructure of Bradford School of Optometry & Vision Science.

For further information contact the Director of the unit:

Dr Declan McKeefry
Reader in Visual Neuroscience
Bradford School of Optometry and Vision Science
University of Bradford

Tel: 01274 234648

If you wish to refer yourself or a patient to one of our clinics, please complete this form:

Contact and find us

The Eye Clinic
DHEZ Academic - Phoenix South West building
University of Bradford

We are open Monday - Friday, 9AM - 5PM.

Tel: 01274 234649

Getting here

We are located in the Digital Health Enterprise Zone (DHEZ Academic) building.

By car

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. 

On foot

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.

By bus

Take the 576 Halifax bus from Bradford Interchange (service every 10 minutes), alight at Shearbridge Road then as above.

The Digital Health and Enterprise Zone building on University of Bradford campus.

DHEZ Academic building