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Preston - 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 17:00

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 St Georges Centre in the heart of Preston town centre.  Within the centre we are on the first floor, on the corner of the inner circle next to Ernest Jones.

By Car:

The St Georges Centre has its own multi-storey car park which can be reached via Lune Street and links directly into the centre.
The main route running through the town centre is the A59.  This links to the A6, the M6 motorway and runs to Liverpool.

From the A59 East, follow the ring road into the town centre and under the railway bridge. At the next main junction with Staples on your left corner, get in the right hand lane.  Continue over the first set of lights and turn right at the second into Lune Street. Follow the road round, where the car park will be signposted to your left.

From the A59 West, follow the ring road to the town centre, past the bus station to your left and The Grey Friar to your right.  At the next main junction with Staples on your right corner, get in the left hand lane.  Turn sharp left almost back on yourself onto Lune Street. Follow the road round, where the car park will be signposted to your left.

By Train:

Preston railway station has nationwide links and is a 10 minute walk from the store.  Come out of the station and turn right onto Fishergate.  Continue along the main street, past RBS and Barclays bank.  The entrance to the centre is on your left  next  to WHSmiths.  Vision Express is on this floor to the right hand side of the escalators.

By Bus:

Preston bus station is a 5 minute walk from the store. Head out of the station towards the town centre, passing the Tithebarn pub. Turn left at the end of Tithebarn Street and take the next right. Head diagonally past the monument onto Friargate.  The entrance to the centre will be on your left, were you can head up the escalators and find the store on the left of the central escalators.

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Store Facilities

Facilities - Preston Vision Express

  • We have over 100 ways to test your eyes We have over 100 ways to test your eyes
  • Digital Retinal Photography available Digital Retinal Photography available
  • Glasses repairs Glasses repairs
  • Coffee facilities Coffee facilities
  • Disabled access to store Disabled access to store
  • Parking in shopping centre Parking in shopping centre
  • Toilets in shopping centre Toilets in shopping centre
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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

Complaints

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 england.contactus@nhs.net.

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 Preston 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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