Optical Services

UPMB Optical Centre was established in 1979 to provide affordable and quality optical services to Ugandans with the aim of exceeding every client’s expectations by offering outstanding customer service, flexibility in service provision and ensuring value for money for the client.

The Centre currently has a client base of over 3000, and emphasis is on professionalism, diligence and hard work.


With over 30 years’ experience, the center offers services to the general public reaching both adults and children. The center specifically offers the following services;

  • Consultation on all eye related defects
  • Comprehensive eye examination which includes refractive assessment, screening for glaucoma, cataracts and other eye diseases
  • Treatment of minor eye ailments
  • Provision of eye checkups for drivers as approved by Uganda Police
  • Provision of all types of frames and lenses
  • Referring complicated cases


  • Bifocal photo grey
  • Sphere photo grey lenses
  • Cylindrical photo grey lenses
  • Progressive lenses
  • Transition lenses


  •  Designer frames
  • Rimless frames
  • Half rimless frames
  • Small metal frames

The Centre also provides spectacle accessories which include;

  • Hard cases
  • Plastic cases
  • Soft cases
  • Strings

Other services include;

  • Fitting
  • Repairs


Furthermore there is a community outreach program which begun in 1999 where the above the services are brought nearer to people. This is done twice a week to various communities, mainly targeting Kampala, wakiso and mukono districts.


  • Insurance Company of East Africa (ICEA)
  • Sanlam Life Insurance Company Ltd
  • UAP Insurance Company
  • Uganda Christian University Mukono
  • Rwenzori Bottling Company


For appointments and inquiries:

Optical Services’ services are provided on a first come, first served basis. For further information, please call:

+256 200 927 177

or email us at:


Optical Services

  1. Susan Tenywa says:

    Where is the eye department.Do you check the eyes and then give glasses?What is the price range for progressive lenses?

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