University Eye Clinic

Optometry Clinic

Anglia Ruskin University is one of the few universities in the UK to have established its own eye clinic.

Our primary aim is to enable undergraduates on our Optometry and Ophthalmic Dispensing courses to gain essential clinical experience, along with providing a high level of optical care to the local community. Our clinic boasts 16 fully equipped optometric consulting rooms including specialist facilities in contact lenses, low vision and visual stress.

The clinic was founded in 1998 and has helped over 380 optometry students graduate, and we work together with local schools and societies to help promote good ocular health in our community.

Our students are fully supervised by qualified optometrists who are a mixture of full-time lecturers and
external visiting clinicians from local practices.

Our clinic is based on our Cambridge campus and is open to the general public throughout the year.

Meet our eye clinic team

Services provided

Eye examinations

We will carry out a very thorough examination of your eyes, which will include assessing your vision, ocular health, muscle balance, intraocular pressure and visual field analysis.

Contact lenses

We can fit almost all types of contact lenses including soft daily, two weekly, monthly and yearly replacement lenses. We can supply both standard material lenses as well as the more breathable silicon hydrogel lenses, for most of which we are able to give free trials.

We also fit standard gas permeable and hybrid lenses. Certain types of lenses are available in both single vision and multifocal prescriptions.

For those wanting to change or enhance the colour of their eyes, we can fit you with coloured lenses.


We stock over 350 frames ranging in price from £20 to £130. These include standard frames alongside designer makes and styles. We pride ourselves on the quality and wide range of frames we stock to suit all tastes and budgets.

We can supply all types of spectacle lenses from standard single vision to cutting edge varifocals, thinner and lighter lenses and photochromatic lenses that adapt to lighting conditions.

Anglia Vision colour investigations

We offer a detailed colour vision assessment for referred patients and for interested private individuals, for a modest fee. A full colour vision assessment is carefully carried out under controlled lighting by experienced vision scientists and/or optometrists giving you a more complete understanding of your, or your child's, colour perception difficulties.

To book an appointment please call 01223 698070.

Learn more about our services:

  • Dispensing Clinic
  • Specialist Equipment Room
  • Visual Stress Clinic
  • Evelyn Trust Suite
  • Anglia Vision Research Suite
  • Clinic Supervisors
  • Patient and Student Testimonials

Clinic Optometrist Service

Our Clinic Optometrist based in Cambridge will cater exclusively to the eye care needs of patients in the community. Our Optometrist will provide high quality private eye tests, NHS sight tests, contact lens fitting and aftercare, low vision assessments, visual stress assessments and supplementary tests including dilations and fundus photography, 3D retinal imaging, and screening for glaucoma.

To book an appointment please call us, quoting "Clinic Optometrist".
Appointments can be made Monday to Friday by visiting the clinic or by telephoning 01223 698070 or 0845 196 2070. Private and NHS patients are equally welcome.

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