Free sight tests and contact lens assessments

Despite COVID-19, CEE are still open as normal and we are able to see you for sight tests, contact lenses clinic and all our other specialist clinics we offer.

We are limited on specialist appointments currently as well as private appointments. However, eye examinations and contact lens appointments with our students are running as normal.

Should you wish to get further information or book in, then please do contact us via or (01752) 583100 or email between 09:00 and 17:00, Monday to Friday.

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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.  

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The Centre for Eyecare Excellence offers a number of clinics where our third year students will carry out comprehensive eye examinations under the direct supervision of qualified optometry staff and, if required, undertake a detailed assessment of the health of your eyes and screening for diseases that affect the eyes and vision.

Appointments are available to all staff, students and members of the public from Tuesday to Friday. The eye examinations are very thorough and closely supervised and therefore may take up to two hours to complete.

Eye examinations carried out by our students are free of charge and discounts will apply on spectacles (20%) and contact lenses (10%) purchased here following these appointments.

It is also possible to have a sight test carried out by one of our qualified optometrists. These cost £35 for the general public, or £25 for University of Plymouth staff. However, these appointments are very limited currently.

Clinics and services available at the CEE

  • Spectacle dispensing
  • Contact lens clinic
  • Paediatric clinic
  • Visual impairment assessments
  • Colorimetry assessments
  • Binocular vision assessments
  • Specialist dry eye assessments
  • Specialist neuro-visual clinics (on referral)

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