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.

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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

  • 5 star review  Fantastic service for Matt and Gerry. Superb range of choice and options and a great environment to get the perfect frames.

    thumb Matt Mcmahon
    April 2, 2018

    5 star review  Just got back to work after a quick visit to Glimpse to repair my glasses after a lens popped out. I don't live in Birmingham so I'm not one of their customers, but they were very helpful, opening the shop a few minutes early when they saw me waiting in the cold outside, fixing my glasses so quickly (free of charge) that I was on my way even before their normal opening time. Very friendly, helpful people, nice shop in a pleasant and convenient location in central Birmingham. If I lived here, I'd be a regular customer!

    thumb Chris Webster
    December 12, 2017

    5 star review  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!

    thumb Elise H
    August 7, 2021
  • 5 star review  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

    thumb James Davies
    January 4, 2018

    5 star review  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.

    thumb Emily Clark
    March 11, 2018

    5 star review  Excellent to deal with. Zahra extremely helpful. I don't live near Birmingham so couldn't get to the store. I knew which Theo frame I wanted and Zahra kindly posted them to me. They fit beautifully as do all the Theo frames I own - they do brilliant designs. Thanks again for all your help. Hopefully I'll get to the store one day in not too distant future and get to meet you and see all the frames you offer.

    thumb Ann Fifield
    July 8, 2021

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