Glasgow Caledonia University Visual Stress Clinic

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Glasgow Caledonia University Visual Stress Clinic

The award winning visual stress clinic has been running since 2000 and started as part of Dr Northway’s PhD study into the use of coloured lenses to improve reading. The clinic staff are specially trained to provide treatment for children and adults with reading, writing, spelling and attention difficulties caused by dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism, visual stress, brain injury, stroke and many other conditions. The benefits of treatment include reduced headaches, improved reading and spelling, and even better exam results!

We are setting the standards of care in this area in the UK and have developed protocols that are now being used in the NHS and by other clinics. Our unique approach leaves no stone unturned in a bid to find possible visual or auditory difficulties that might be making reading and writing more difficult than they should be. Assessments are possible on children from the age of 6 and there is no age limit for adults.

Excellence in eyecare and health

The Vision Centre at Glasgow Caledonian University is open to the general public throughout the year, Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm. Staff optometrists, orthoptists and dispensing opticians provide optometric services, supply contact lenses, carry out visual stress assessments and other specialist clinical services.

Our dispensing specialists can help guide you to the best frame choice for your prescription, visual requirements and lifestyle. We stock a great range of designer, fashion and specialist frames to suit all ages and budgets.

To make an appointment for an eye test or to be seen at any of the speciality clinics call 0141 331 3377.

How to find us

To make an appointment for an eye test or to be seen at any of the speciality clinics call 0141 331 3377.

GCU Vision Centre
Glasgow Caledonian University
70 Cowcaddens Road
G4 0BA
Scotland, UK

The clinic is housed in a modern purpose built facility situated on the Ground Floor of the Govan Mbeki Health Building in the City Campus on Cowcaddens Road.

It may be accessed via Cowcaddens Road Main Entrance and is well sign-posted throughout the campus. There is lift access between floors for disabled patients. There is ramp and automated wide door access for wheelchairs at the back of the Govan Mbeki Building, just outside the Vision Centre (easier access to the Vision Centre for wheelchair users).

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Disabled signAccess (Lifts, ramps and automatic doors)

Food signFood and drink

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University Buildings (letters in brackets are the building room number prefix)

  1. Hamish Wood Building (W)
  2. The Saltire Centre (University Library)
  3. George Moore Building (M) Restaurant, Study Club and Campus Life desk
  4. Govan Mbeki Building (A)
  5. Students’ Association
  6. Arc Health and Wellbeing Facility
  7. Centre for Executive Education (CEE) Registration and student cards here
  8. William Harley Building (H)
  9. Britannia Building (B)
  10. Charles Oakley Laboratories (C)
  11. Teaching Block
  12. Milton Street Building (MS)
  13. Nursery
  14. Caledonian Court (Student Accommodation)