Centre for Eyecare Excellence

Centre for Eyecare Excellence, 41 Gibbon Street, Plymouth, PL4 8BZ

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The clinic has disabled access. Disabled drivers using our facility may park in the pay and display bays or resident parking bays in the immediate area free of charge as long as a valid blue badge and clock is displayed.

There are several car parks within walking distance of the clinic, namely Regent Street car park, Mayflower House Court, Mayflower Street East and Mayflower Street West. A full list of car parks and their locations can be found on the Plymouth City Council website.

The clinic is also accessible via numerous public transport routes, please refer to the Plymouth City Council website for details.

Our eye care clinic, the Centre for Eyecare Excellence (C.E.E) provides a state-of-the-art teaching facility for undergraduate and postgraduate optometrists and is equipped with the latest instrumentation as well as optically trained and fully qualified staff.
The clinic is situated in Gibbon Street, close to the city-centre campus.
An important aspect of the training provided is the supervised clinics with members of the public that our students undertake, particularly in their final year. Our aim is to provide eye care services to the Plymouth community and beyond. We strive to acquire a variety of patients to help our students gain experience through each stage of their three year course. The Centre for Eyecare Excellence represents a shared regional hub for networking and furthering education whilst growing as a valuable source of information and guiding new talent.
Due to our student numbers increasing we had to split our clinic into two separate sites. The second site, held on the second floor of the Wellbeing Centre, is now accommodating a lot of our specialist clinics. Unfortunately this may mean we will have to book you two separate appointments across two separate sites. The clinic is only a five minute walk away and we are more than happy to guide you as well as provide you with a map.

Private eye test offer

The Centre for Eye Care Excellence on Gibbon Street is offering discounted eye tests for University of Plymouth staff, NHS workers, armed forces, emergency services and carers. These tests last approximately 45 minutes, are with a fully qualified Optometrist using state of the art equipment and cost only £25 instead of £35.
This offer is available through the year on selected days. Not only do you get discounted sight tests we also offer 10% discount on our wide range of frames. This also can be applied to stock prescription and non-prescription sunglasses, prescription safety spectacles, prescription swimming goggles and sport spectacles.
If you are eligible for please contact us to book an appointment. Call +44 1752 583100 or email cee@plymouth.ac.uk.
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Our current enrolment is 108 students across three years led by a small, dedicated, passionate and inspirational academic team, with our 30 third year students carrying out eye examinations and clinics at the Centre for Eyecare Excellence.
We were delighted to see our first cohort graduate in 2014, with many of the students going straight into jobs within the industry.

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What our patients say

I was really impressed with how welcoming the team were and how thorough the eye examination was. The student who carried out my examination was confident and had excellent support from the supervising optometrist.

I recently attended the CEE opticians for a contact lens check and eyesight test. From the very first contact I found the students and optometry team to be welcoming, friendly, efficient and professional. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend CEE.