Eye Health Clinic

Our purpose-built eye clinic, a student led equivalent to a high street optical practice, is open to members of the public.

The eye clinic provides an excellent learning environment for our Optometry and Ophthalmic Dispensing students to gain specialist real world skills. We work with and for the community, also working alongside Preston Hospital Eye department. 

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Discover our Optometry courses

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Rupal Lovell-Patel in a black jumper dress smiling
Rupal Lovell-Patel
Academic Lead - Vision Sciences
School of Medicine and Dentistry

Rupal is the Academic Lead for Vision Sciences at the University, she is a registered Optometrist committed to raising the standards of professional practice and education within the optometric community. After graduating from University of Bradford and undertaking registration ...

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Dr Catherine Collin
Senior lecturer in Optometry and Ophthalmic dispensing
School of Medicine and Dentistry

Catherine has practiced as a clinical optometrist for over 25 years and teaches on both the MSc Optometry and BSc (hons) Ophthalmic dispensing programmes. Catherine is module lead for OP4002 “Optometric Principles and monitoring for eye health” and clinical lead for the universit...

Related courses

Optometry, MSc

Are you working within the optical industry and want a fast-track path to a master’s degree while still working? Our three-year Optometry, MSc is an ideal option. The course allows you to integrate learning from your on-campus study into your clinical practice.

Ophthalmic Dispensing, BSc (Hons)

Our BSc Ophthalmic Dispensing is a unique, two-year fast-track programme for those in the industry who want to gain qualifications while working.

Detailed information

Kit list

  • Sight test; Glaucoma screening
  • 3d vision (depth perception)
  • Colour vision/colour blindness
  • Dry eye consultations and treatments/advice
  • Glasses (starting complete with anti-reflective coating at £40)
  • Blue light filters available
  • Anti-fog treatments
  • Safety eyewear
  • VDU lenses, anti-fatigue lenses, night driving lenses, varifocals etc.
  • Contact lens tests
  • Supply of contact lenses
  • Visual stress test (colourimetry for dyslexia/Irlen’s syndrome etc.
  • Eye tracking for sports vision State-of-the-art equipment
  • Bespoke dispensing with tailor made lenses


Varied - during term time


The Eye Health Clinic can be found in rooms HA303 – HA326 of the 3rd floor Harrington Building

General enquiry