Aston Eye Clinic

Aston Eye Clinic offers professional eye care and testing to approximately 6,000 patients per year. 

Located in Birmingham city centre, we are the largest optometry teaching centre in the UK. Final year Optometry undergraduates are taught in the clinic under close supervision by experienced practitioners. Appointments are longer than typically experienced on the ‘high street’ as every aspect of eye health and vision is checked.  These clinics allow the next generation of optometrists to gain valuable clinical experience and for patients to receive thorough eye care, using industry-standard equipment, in a comfortable and spacious setting.

Eyes are thoroughly examined for common refractive conditions such as short sightedness (myopia), long sightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism.

If patients require spectacles or new lenses, prescriptions will be provided.

Clinicians will also examine the health of your eyes, looking for signs of cataract, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration as well as general health problems which sometimes affect the eyes first.

 

Appointments are available most week days from October to April.  For further information or to book an appointment:

Online: MySight 

Call the reception team: 0121 204 3900 

 

Our dispensing clinic provides a wide selection of spectacle frames - from budget styles to designer names - at competitive prices. With many frames in stock, patients are assisted by qualified dispensing opticians to find frames that look great, fit well and are good value for money. We dispense what is best for the patient depending on their individual requirements.  We offer full dispensing services including, but not limited to:

  • Safety eyewear 
  • Sports eyewear 
  • Occupational dispensing 
  • Ptosis props 
  • Lundi loops 
  • Paediatric dispensing 
  • Hospital prescriptions 
  • Complex hand made frames for individual requirements or conditions 
  • Reglazing service is available at competitive prices.

We will supply any lens currently on the market and have no core product range therefore no limitations or brand loyalties. Prices for frames start from £9 and vary depending on type, brand and material. Designer eyewear lines include:

  • Silhouette
  • Nike
  • Calvin Klein
  • Hackett
  • Flexon
  • Adidas
  • Coco Song

  • Converse
  • Oasis
  • Karen Millen
  • Jaguar
  • Radley.

The contact lens clinic provides a comprehensive contact lens fitting and aftercare service to all new and existing contact lens wearers. We always ensure your lenses are comfortable and provide the clearest vision possible. Contact lenses have improved greatly over the last few years, so even if you have tried them before or been told you are not suitable for them, it is always worth another try.  We can supply any brand of contact lens available in the UK and fit depending on patient individual requirements.  We have an extensive range of lenses at very competitive prices, including:

  • Daily disposables
  • 2 weekly wear
  • Monthly’s lenses
  • Coloured daily and monthly contact lenses (for those people wanting to have a change of look)
  • Lenses for dryer eyes
  • Lenses to restore clear vision - for older eyes 
  • Lenses made of a new material which allow more oxygen to get to the eye through the lens
  • Lenses to correct astigmatism
  • Multifocal lenses for presbyopes
  • Rigid Gas Permeable lenses to include those for corneal astigmatism and multifocals
  • Lenses for Keratoconus, Pellucid Marginal Degeneration, irregular cornea, high astigmatism and cosmetic lenses for scarred corneas.

 

Children below the age of 16 are entitled to a free eye examination, which can reveal previously undetected long or shortsight and problems using the eyes together (binocular vision disorders).

We also conduct special tests (fee payable) to determine whether specific coloured filters will help people with vision related learning difficulties.

Dry eye disease (DED) or dry eye syndrome (DES) is a condition where the tears produced are insufficient to moisten and nourish the eye/s. This causes symptoms such as dryness, irritation, poor vision refreshed by blinking and even eye watering.

Find out more about services provided by our Dry Eye Clinic.

Aston Eye Clinic offers a low vision service to try and help those people with permanently reduced vision. Clinicians offer advice, issue magnifying and other aids and can make referrals to local agencies when appropriate.

 

  • Book online: MySight
  • Tel: 0121 204 3900
  • Email: eyecare@aston.ac.uk
  • Address: Aston Eye Clinic, Vision Sciences Building, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET