Manchester - Arndale Centre - Vision Express

Opening Times

This week Open Close
Monday 09:00 20:00
Tuesday 09:00 20:00
Wednesday 09:00 20:00
Thursday 09:00 20:00
Friday 09:00 20:00
Saturday 09:00 19:00
Sunday 11:30 17:30

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

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Get Directions

Within the Arndale Centre, the easiest way to find us would be head towards Next and WHSmith, we are located between these two large stores on the bottom floor.  The Arndale Centre has many interactive information points if you have trouble finding us. 

The easiest way to get into Manchester is by train, bus or Metrolink..

By Train/Foot:

From Piccadilly station, turn left out of the station and head down London Road.  Continue along this road for roughly 10 minutes (past Piccadilly Gardens on your left) as it becomes Market Street.  The Arndale centre will be on your right.  We advise you enter the Arndale Centre through the entrance by the side of the escalators, which go up to the foodcourt, next to the Orange and ‘3’ mobile phone stores.

By Bus:

The Piccadilly Gardens bus terminal is visited by buses covering the majority routes in the city centre.  From the terminal, walk through Piccadilly Gardens and turn left onto Market Street.  After 2 minutes the Arndale centre will be on your right.  The Metrolink station is on Market Street, right outside the centre.

By Car:

If you’re trying to find us using your Sat Nav, our address is:
Manchester Arndale
M4 3AQ

There is a large multi-storey car park with 1450 spaces situated next door on High Street.

For further information see links and contact numbers below:
NCP High Street Car Park - 0161 832 6471

Local bus and rail services - 0161 228 7811

Metrolink - 0161 205 2000

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Store Facilities

Facilities - Manchester - Arndale Centre Vision Express

  • We have over 100 ways to test your eyes We have over 100 ways to test your eyes
  • Professional thorough eyesight testing Professional thorough eyesight testing
  • Glasses repairs Glasses repairs
  • 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 nearby Parking nearby
  • Creche facilities nearby Creche facilities nearby
  • Baby changing facilities nearby Baby changing facilities nearby
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Some patients qualify for a free NHS eye examination and optical vouchers. Find out if you are eligible for a free vision test.

Yes Yes
Aged under 16 Yes Yes
Aged 16 - 18 in full time education Yes Yes
Aged 60 or over Yes
Diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma Yes
Considered to be at risk of glaucoma (As advised by an ophthalmologist) Yes
Aged 40 or over and the parent, brother, sister, son or daughter of a person diagnosed with glaucoma Yes
Registered blind or partially sighted Yes
Eligible for an NHS Complex Lens Voucher 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 Tracey Bayliss at Vision Express, Ruddington Fields Business Park, Mere Way, Ruddington, Nottingham, NG11 6NZ or telephone 08000 382 177, 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 Manchester - Arndale Centre 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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