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 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 to arrange

  • 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

    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 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
  • 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!

    Chris Webster Avatar Chris Webster
    December 12, 2017

    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.

    Ann Fifield Avatar Ann Fifield
    July 8, 2021

    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)

    Kyle Bell Avatar Kyle Bell
    June 5, 2021

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