Published date 20 September 2021

Metro Mayor’s focus on optometry equipment as he opens UWE Bristol Eye Clinic

Dan Norris visits UWE Eye Clinic

World-class optometry equipment was the focus of a visit to UWE Bristol’s Glenside Campus by Metro Mayor Dan Norris as he opened its new £2 million Bristol Eye Clinic.

This summer saw the first group of UWE Bristol Optometry graduates complete their degrees, and the new clinic will offer future students placement opportunities so they can perfect their skills with patients.

Metro Mayor Dan Norris said: “The West of England is home to some of world’s best learning, teaching and research facilities. The UWE Bristol Eye Clinic is the latest addition and I wanted to see for myself how it’s being used to train students and to serve local people.

“Getting an eye test is so important, and this new clinic is open to the public with an NHS contract to give eye tests, and organise glasses and contact lenses.

“People living in and around Fishponds, Frome Vale, Lockleaze and Eastville will find the location convenient. In fact, as many won’t previously have been aware of this clinic, it could prove a real eye-opener.”

The Metro Mayor’s visit also signalled the formal opening of UWE’s new School of Health and Social Wellbeing, which is home to 13 specialist professions, over 4,000 students and 300 academic staff. The range of its work includes public and environmental health, social work, and professions allied to health, nursing and midwifery.

Related Articles

Published date21 January 2022
£1million for green innovation grants
Metro Mayor Dan Norris meets Leon and Izzy at Noods Radio
Published date30 March 2022
Metro Mayor gets in the DJ booth
Published date18 November 2021
Grant helps Bristol-based brewery to grow
Metro Mayor Dan Norris with Urbane Eco workers Kyle Turner and Tom Armitage
Published date15 June 2022
Metro Mayor visits Bristol retrofit site
Picnic Coffee member of staff Declan with Metro Mayor Dan Norris
Published date1 February 2022
Metro Mayor’s million to go green
Metro Mayor Dan Norris meets the team behind Rosa Biotech based at Unit DX in Bristol
Published date29 July 2021
Demand growing for lab space for deep tech