Vision Centre

Your local Independent eye care experts in a safe, friendly environment

Welcome to The Vision Centre

Your local Independent eye care experts in a safe, friendly environment

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Vision Centre is our brilliant independent Gloucester based branch that is run by our team of trusted experts. Our hand-picked team of clinicians, optometrists, stylists and receptionists are all here to offer you the best advice and solutions for your eye care needs.

We pride ourselves on providing a welcoming environment. Our team will always do their best to make your visit an enjoyable one.

We understand the importance of keeping your eyes healthy and working at their best, that is why we take the time to listen to you. Providing you with the expert attention and care you deserve, helps reassure us that your experience with us is always a positive one.

Eye Examinations

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Home Visits and Online Services

We take the time to listen to your wants and needs so that we can offer you a unique service that is tailored to you. Whether you require a comprehensive eye examination, a new pair of eyewear or a lens consultation – we can guarantee that our team will spend the necessary you deserve.

We understand in these uncertain times that not all of our customers can come on-site. We also are aware that not everyone will have access to transportation. That is why we have set up a new system for home visits and online services.

Our qualified specialists will be able to provide their expertise straight to you in the comfort and safety of your own home. With the help of the latest portable testing equipment, our opticians can examine, diagnose and supply the right eye care and wear solutions without you needing to leave your home.

If you are unsure as to whether a home visit or online appointment is the right option for you, we encourage you to give us a call and we can discuss the best solution for you.

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Online Vision Test

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01452 410494

50 Northgate St, Gloucester GL1 1SQ

Opening Hours

Monday: 9am–5:30pm
Tuesday: 9am–5:30pm
Wednesday: 9am–5:30pm
Thursday: 9am–5:30pm
Friday: 9am–5:30pm
Saturday: 9am–5pm
Sunday: Closed

Meet The Team

It’s always good to put a face to a name … take a look below at our friendly Vision Gloucester team. We’re always on hand to help.

Agnes Ali

Agnes Ali

McOptom BSc Hons

Born and bred in Switzerland, Agnes qualified there as an optician in 1997.

She then spent the next 5 years in Jordan working on a project of the Christian Blind mission. Working alongside an Optometrist, Agnes was inspired to pursue an Optometry career in the UK. Since qualifying in 2009 Agnes has worked in independent opticians as well as in hospital eye departments.

Agnes has always loved working with children and was introduced to Behavioural Optometry in 2010 when working for Keith Holland Opticians in Cheltenham. Due to family commitments, it took her 10 years from my first being exposed to Behavioural Optometry to actually practicing it.

Agnes is registered with the General Optical Council and is also a Member of the British Association of Behavioural Optometrists.

Away from Optometry, Agnes is a wife, mum and step-mum, keen vegetable gardener, and cyclist.

Sanjay Goel

Sanjay Goel

McOptom BSc Hons

Sanjay was born in India, and came to Britain as a child  in 1963 and was brought up  in Kent .

He studied Optometry at Aston University in Birmingham , and soon after qualifying became a College of Optometrist student Trainer and Supervisor. He has trained in excess of 30 young Opticians over the years. He has held senior hands- on  roles in several well known Optical providers including Domicillary ( individual  patient home visits and care homes  , which he still does and loves ), Industrial and vocational eye examining in the workplace, and testing inmates in prisons.

He is married to an Hospital Optician, and Contact lens specialist , They have 2 grown up children , dogs , tortoises and fish . His interests outside work include travel, quizzes and helping his friends and colleagues with work and non- work related issues.

Anthony Lawrence

Anthony Lawrence


Tony has been a Qualified Dispensing Optician for over 30 years. Having worked in senior roles for the ‘big boys’ before opening The Vision Centre, he has a wealth of experience in pretty much every Optical environment. Prior to finding his true vocation, Tony was an engineer and also a keen sportsman so unsurprisingly, Sports vison and Industrial eyewear solutions are of particular interest to him. He also has a particular fondness of bad jokes – so, if you ask him for a joke don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Emma Howe

Emma Howe

FBDO Bsc Hons

Emma is a fully qualified Dispensing Optician. She is choc-full of meaningful knowledge that she will use, along with her Ipad and ruler, to ensure that your eyes get the spectacles they deserve! Outside of work, Emma has a passion for cooking and cinema.

Cheryl Lawrence

Cheryl Lawrence

Practice Administrator

Cheryl is the person who dots the I’s and crosses those T’s to make sure that we all get what we have ordered, when we need it. She also processes all those lovely forms that the NHS ask us to generate and she plays the bills as well. Cheryl is pretty much the luckiest girl in Gloucester because when she isn’t working with Tony she gets to live with him as well, as they are husband and wife (bet you can’t guess who wrote this profile??)

Glen Miles

Glen Miles

Optical Dispenser

If you find it difficult getting to us, don’t worry we can come to you! Glen heads up our home visiting team. Equipped with all our specialist home visit equipment, a fantastic range of frames and of course our specialist ‘domiciliary’ Optician, Glen will cheerily bring a fantastic optical experience to your home (or place of work, or just about anywhere for that matter) And, when your specs are ready he’ll even deliver those for you too. When Glen isn’t being an Optician on wheels, you will probably find him playing his large double bass on a stage somewhere in Gloucestershire. Glen is a member of popular local band ‘Solid Gone’.


Rebecca Brown

Rebecca Brown


As well as being a qualified Dispensing Optician, Becky is our frame styling guru. Is your face is round, oval, triangular or any other shape? Do you wear warm or cool colours? What colours compliment your hair style and shade? Don’t worry if you don’t know, because Becky does! Becky loves to spend time with you helping you to choose that perfect look.

Sarah Turner

Sarah Turner

Optical Assistant

Sarah has a wealth of experience in all things optical. She is very likely the voice that you hear on the telephone when you call us. Sarah is also likely to be the first face that you will see greeting you at reception when you call in. Sarah has a natural flair and passion for great customer service.

Keeping You Safe

Customer service is at the heart of Vision Centre! You can be reassured that when you use us, we will take care of you.

We have put in place all the necessary precautions regarding Covid-19 and your safety. This includes our team regularly sanitising surfaces, wearing PPE and following social distancing guidelines. We understand that this is an overwhelming time for many and that is why we are working hard to keep protecting our clients.

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Independent Eye Care Specialists

We believe that you, and your family, deserve the very best care possible. With this in mind, we make sure that when you visit, we create a friendly environment that you can feel comfortable in. This includes us delivering good old fashioned customer care. A freshly made hot or cold drink, today’s newspapers, and for those interested – lots of interesting information regarding our products and services.

The team at Vision Centre are a collective of experts and reliable trainees, who help ensure that the service provided is of the very highest standard. We believe that each one of our clients is a unique case. This means that our experienced team will always go above and beyond to provide useful and specific solutions for you.

Spectacular Eyewear

It is important to us as reputable opticians that we do our very best to cater to all of our customers. We have access to one of the widest ranges of high tech optical solutions and at the most competitive prices on the market. We believe that no one else can offer your eyes better value for money, so much so that we have a unique total satisfaction or your money-back guarantee.

We know how important it is to find the right eyewear for you. Whether you like glasses, need different lenses or prefer contacts, we are sure you will find everything you need through us.

Our Testimonials

The Vision team were more than friendly and approachable, making the whole experience easy for me. I can't fault the customer service and would definitely recommend using Vision Gloucester to anyone. I love my new glasses!
Josh F
October 19
Excellent service, best opticians I've ever visited. Everyone was so kind and helpful. Thank you.
Ann L
January 20
Had my first eye test in 25 years on Saturday, the service was exceptional, extremely professional and welcoming I felt totally at ease and wasn’t rushed or pressured. I would totally recommend a visit.
Jo C
March 20
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