Vision Express Opticians - Vision taken seriously

Blackburn - Vision Express

Opening Times

This week Open Close
Monday 09:00 17:30
Tuesday 09:00 17:30
Wednesday 09:00 17:30
Thursday 09:00 17:30
Friday 09:00 17:30
Saturday 09:00 17:30
Sunday 11:00 16:00

Please note, Bank Holiday opening hours may vary – please contact the store directly

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Get Directions

The store is located within The Mall shopping centre in the heart of Blackburn. Inside the centre, you’ll find us on Level One on Cobden Court, next to the stairs, lift and escalator.

By Car:

The A666 and the A677 are the main routes into and around Blackburn; the A666 linking to junction 4 of the M65.

Follow signs for the town centre, where The Mall and its car park are well signposted.

The car park has 900 spaces, with a cheaper tariff on a Saturday and no charge on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

By Bus/Train:

Blackburn bus depot is located outside of the Railway station and are both well serviced from the surrounding areas.

From the station, head down Railway Road past Morrison's. Turn left at the traffic lights onto Church Road, where The Mall entrance will be on your right.

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Store Facilities

Facilities - Blackburn Vision Express

  • We have over 100 ways to test your eyes We have over 100 ways to test your eyes
  • One hour glasses service One hour glasses service
  • Glasses repairs Glasses repairs
  • In-Store Lab In-Store Lab
  • Professional thorough eyesight testing Professional thorough eyesight testing
  • Digital Retinal Photography available Digital Retinal Photography available
  • Hearing aid loop in store Hearing aid loop in store
  • Disabled access to store Disabled access to store
  • Coffee facilities Coffee facilities
  • Toilets in shopping centre Toilets in shopping centre
  • Parking in shopping centre Parking in shopping centre
Discover contact lenses

Discover contact lenses

Whether you want a fresh look, or freedom to be more active - there's a lens for just about everyone.

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Meet the Team

Your NHS Entitlement

Get a free eye test

Some patients qualify for a free NHS eye examination and optical vouchers. Find out if you are eligible for a free vision test.

Criteria NHS funded sight test NHS Optical voucher
Aged under 16 Yes Yes
Aged 16, 17 or 18 in full time education Yes Yes
Aged 60 or over Yes Yes
Diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma Yes Yes
Considered to be at risk of glaucoma
(as advised by an ophthalmologist)
Yes Yes
Aged 40 or over and the parent, brother, sister, son or daughter of a person diagnosed with glaucoma Yes Yes
Registered blind or partially sighted Yes Yes
Eligible for an NHS Complex Lens Voucher
(your optician will advise on your entitlement)
Yes Yes
Claiming Benefit
(Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance, Income Related Employment Support Allowance, Universal Credit, Income Support, Pension Credit Guarantee Credit or receiving Tax Credits and meeting qualifying conditions)
Yes Yes
On a low income and named on a valid HC2 (full help) or HC3 (partial help) certificate Yes Yes
A prisoner being seen outside prison Yes Yes


If you or your representative would like to make a complaint, please contact Phil Heron at Vision Express, Ruddington Fields Business Park, Mere Way, Ruddington, Nottingham, NG11 6NZ or telephone 08000 382 177, fax on 0115 988 2325, email to . Your complaint will be acknowledged within 2 working days and you will receive an estimate of how long the investigation of your complaint is likely to take.

Alternatively you can contact NHS England, PO Box 16738, Redditch, B97 9PT, telephone 0300 3112233, email to

If your complaint relates to your sight test and you are not happy with how your complaint has been handled either by us or by NHS England, you will be advised of your right to take your complaint to the Health Service Commissioner (Ombudsman). If your complaint relates to your spectacles or contact lenses you can contact the Optical Consumer Complaints Service, 6 Market Square, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3UZ.

Your Safety

Vision Express Blackburn and all our practitioners and staff are committed to operating and maintaining effective systems for infection control to protect both patients and staff. We comply with all relevant Health and Safety Executive legislation and Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency requirements.

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