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

  • 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

    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

    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!

    thumb David Sturgeon
    October 17, 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

    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

    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

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