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Ophthalmic Dispensing


All spectacle prescriptions prescribed by optometrists and doctors at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital are sent to the Dispensing Opticians for validation.

These prescriptions can be dispensed by our dispensing opticians in the department. The department also takes specialist referrals for specific eyewear requirements from both Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and other hospitals and trusts.

The Dispensing Opticians Department also welcomes spectacle prescriptions from other opticians.

Products available from The Dispensing Opticians department include:

  • Spectacles for both adults and children*
  • Specialised hand-made frames for both adults and children
  • Contact lens solutions
  • Sports eyewear
  • Sunglasses
  • Specialised sun filters
  • Spectacle cords and chains
  • Safety eyewear
  • Daylight task lighting
  • Electronic CCTV

*We accept all private and other hospital prescriptions


Stephen Golding, Dispensing Manager


The Dispensing Opticians Department operates on an outpatient basis and is open between the hours of 08:45am to 5.00pm, Monday to Thursday and 08:45am - 4.30pm on Fridays.


Manchester Royal Eye Hospital Ground Floor


0161 276 5531


Useful Links:

General Optical Council

Association of British Dispensing Opticians

Optical complaints consumer's service

Click here for directions to the Hospital