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Southport - 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 Closed Closed

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

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Get Directions

By Car:

Chapel Street is a pedestrian zone; the nearest car park is just around the corner on Tulketh Street, PR8 1AQ

Heading southwest on the A565
– continue towards the town centre.  Pass through Churchtown and continue at the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Albert Road. Follow the road for about 1.5 miles as it becomes Lord Street. Turn left at the Arts Centre and onto Eastbank Street.  After 0.3 miles, turn left onto Bridge Street.  This becomes Tulketh St where the car park is situated.

Heading southwest on the A565 – continue towards the town centre.  Turn right at the Arts Centre and onto Eastbank Street.  After 0.3 miles, turn left onto Bridge Street.  This becomes Tulketh St where the car park is situated.

Heading northwest on the A570 - continue towards the town centre, past the hospital. Go through the roundabout onto Eastbank Street.  Turn right at the traffic lights into Bridge Street. This becomes Tulketh Street. where the car park is situated.

From the car park, turn right at the end of Tulketh Street onto Chapel Street. Vision Express will be on your right

By Train/Foot:

Southport Railway Station is only a minute’s walk from the store.  From the station, head out of the station and turn left onto London Street.  Take the first left into Chapel Street. Vision Express will be on your left.

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Store Facilities

Facilities - Southport 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
  • Disabled access to store Disabled access to store
  • Baby changing facilities nearby Baby changing facilities nearby
  • Parking nearby Parking nearby
  • Public toilets nearby Public toilets nearby
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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 Southport 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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