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

  • 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

    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

    I went in yesterday to see if my sunglasses could be fixed. The staff are so friendly and welcoming. They carried out the repair in less than 15 minutes. I'll definitely be going back for eye tests and new sunglasses (once I lose my current ones)

    thumb Kyle Bell
    June 5, 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!

    thumb Lydia Hopmann
    June 26, 2021

    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

    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!!

    thumb Jenny Robertson
    July 27, 2021

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