Mainly by appointment


Hi Everyone, as we break into a New Year, we are looking forward to bringing you the latest and greatest eyewear.

We are keeping with the largely appointment based system. We have found that it really helps to give you the service levels that you deserve.

We will always try to help with walk ins where possible.

Eyewear at Glimpse


You probably spend more time with your glasses than your closest friends. Get your next pair completely right by choosing from our carefully curated selection of frames, with eyewear ranges entirely exclusive to our Birmingham opticians. Choose from MYKITA, Garrett Leight, Maui Jim, Anne et Valentin, Vinylize, Ørgreen, Theo and LINDBERG. And if frames aren’t always your thing, we’ve got contact lenses covered too…

Our optometrists boast decades of experience of working in eyecare. We have honed our trade to a point where you can have absolute faith in, not only our integrity, but our ability. Our team understand that your frames are an extension of you. From your consultation, through your eye test, to picking out the perfect frames, at Glimpse you’ll find excellence at the centre of everything we do. Come and meet our lovely team who will make your experience just that little bit special.

We see ourselves as the first filter. We’ve condensed a world’s-worth of brands into an exclusive few that offer the most on-trend and interesting eyewear. Once you’re in-store we can find the right brand, the right range and the perfect pair of glasses for you. Sometimes all you need is a new perspective.

You can now shop our exquisite ranges online

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By appointment only

Please note that due to COVID we are operating on an appointment only basis.

Please drop us a line on 0121 389 0841
or email hello@glimpseopticians.co.uk to arrange

By appointment only

Please note that due to COVID we are operating on an appointment only basis.

Please drop us a line on 0121 389 0841
or email hello@glimpseopticians.co.uk to arrange

  • I had been looking for the perfect pair of glasses for some time and was becoming tired of visiting the same types generic spectacle retailers who were all offering the same types of frames. Then I visited Glimpse Opticians :-D The styles; unique, fashionable, unusual or quirky. The staff; fantastic, personable, helpful, understanding, easy going and not pushy. If you want a great pair of glasses and appreciate a personal touch then this is the place for you. Highly recommended. J

    James Davies Avatar James Davies
    January 4, 2018

    Fab range of glasses, and incredible service. I am a repeat customer, for glasses and sunglasses, and will definitely be back again - the variety of styles available is great, and they are ultra stylish, but more importantly, the service is so friendly and personal.

    Emily Clark Avatar Emily Clark
    March 11, 2018

    The best opticians in town. I got my glasses from Glimpse and the whole experience was outstanding. They really care and advice you on what would suit you best in terms of appearance, lifestyle and work life. I also took my sister in law here who has a disability. They were so accommodating and understanding of the situation. Gerry, Matt and Steph went above and beyond to get her the right prescription and make her feel confident. Thank you so much guys, you are amazing!

    David Sturgeon Avatar David Sturgeon
    October 17, 2018
  • I can't thank the Glimpse team enough! I came to them as I typically have a lot of trouble finding frames that I feel confident wearing and that fit comfortably. They listened carefully to my needs and gave me the exact, individual service I needed. I'm super happy with my stylish, lightweight frames and how they fit!

    Elise H Avatar Elise H
    August 7, 2021

    A delightful destination for truly stylish specs! Matt and the team are wonderfully passionate about what they do. Their depth of knowledge and personal approach make Glimpse Opticians a MUST! I first came across their beautiful store in Birmingham’s Great Western Arcade during a wander through town and was captivated from the get-go. An on-the-whim visit turned into the most exciting purchase of my soulmate in glasses form! I made it a priority to return during my recent trip to the UK knowing they were the best place to finally expand my glasses wardrobe. This time I came away with two more loves!

    Lydia Hopmann Avatar Lydia Hopmann
    June 26, 2021

    I love Glimpse Opticians as the glasses selection is more unique than the standard high street opticians. If you want something more interesting then this is the place to come. I purchased a pair of normal glasses and a pair of sunglasses and I'm extremely happy with both. The service from Matt was excellent and he took the time to make sure I was 100% happy with my purchase and trust me, I take a while when choosing new glasses. I'll be back when I'm looking to purchase my next pair. Thank you!!

    Jenny Robertson Avatar Jenny Robertson
    July 27, 2021

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