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COVID-19 (Coronavirus info)

Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

GCU Vision Centre

Address: Glasgow Caledonian University
Cowcaddens Road
G4 0BA
Glasgow City

Telephone: 0141 331 3377

Glasgow Caledonian University
Cowcaddens Road
G4 0BA
Tel: 0141 331 3377

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The Vision Centre at Glasgow Caledonian University is open to the general public throughout the year, Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm. Staff optometrists, orthoptists and dispensing opticians provide optometric services, supply contact lenses, carry out visual stress assessments and other specialist clinical services.

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Optometry (Opticians)

Not all opticians are open during the coronavirus pandemic.

Find out if your local opticians are open here (updated 12th April 2021)


Optometrists carry out FREE NHS eye examinations available to all UK residents living in Scotland.

Community optometrists are the first place to go for eye problems. If you have any problems with your eyes, make an appointment with an optometrist. All high street opticians have an optometrist who provides NHS services.

The optometrist will carry out tests and procedures to look for signs of eye disease. They may either treat the problem themselves or refer you to your GP or local hospital ophthalmology department for treatment.

During normal working hours, most optometry practices will see you on the same day if you have an emergency.

If you develop an urgent eye problem when the practice is closed and can’t wait until it re-opens, call NHS24 on 111.

For an eye injury that requires immediate emergency treatment go to your nearest Accident & Emergency department.

Children under one should attend the Royal Hospital for Children.
Dispensing opticians provide spectacles and contact lenses according to prescription.

Last Updated: 22 August 2017