We seek out interesting new frames all the time, have a browse at some of our favourites below.
Better still, pop into the shop (opposite the Forum on Devonshire Street) to try a few on - we'll say hello and explain how things work and then leave you to it or help you out if you prefer. We're a cycle friendly optometrist - bikes are welcome in our shop, don't lock it up outside, wheel it in. Dogs are welcome too.
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We select all our frames individually, visiting the biggest optical show in the world each Autumn to find new interesting suppliers.
We don't do big brands, they are not good value and higher prices don't guarantee higher quality. Interestingly most of the major brands are owned by one company and the frames are made in the same factories, with a different label stuck on at the end. We think our customers deserve better than this, and a better quality of frames too.
We are always on the look out for ethical and sustainable eyewear. We have frames made from recycled material, including sea waste, ones made from bioplastics and recycled steel.
Prices start from £100 and all include lenses and frame and finishes - we want you to know the price at the beginning, not the end as an unwanted surprise. Full pricing info here
Kids deserve better too!
The NHS still makes some contributions to the eyecare of under 18s in education. The way we do it means there is no charge for an eye exam - all kids need annual exams from the age of 3, earlier if there is a strong family history or if you suspect a problem. Don't wait for the school test, it won't necessarily happen and misses a lot out. Besides a proper eye test is fun and parents can relax on the sofa in the consulting room during the tests.
Kids range cost: £45. The price includes everything: unhurried eye test, frame, lenses, and anti-scratch and anti reflection finish.
For your holidays, to look cool and protect your eyes.
You can pick any of our frames to turn into sunnies or we have some incredibly cool ready to wear ones with no prescription and even some made from plastic recycled from the sea! Kid's need UV protection too - when we do their eye tests we show them pictures of their retinas and talk about this.
The price is the same for prescription sunglasses.
Run, ride, swim, climb ... #enjoytheview
Being so close to the Peaks in the #OutdoorCity, many of our customers love the outdoors as much as we do, and we love helping our customers ‘be active’- prescription goggles for the wild swimmers, multifocal contact lenses for the runners, and boulderers, or cycling glasses for up and down Surprise View. We're a cycle friendly optometrist - bikes (and dogs) are welcome in our shop - you even get £10 specs if you bring your bike in.
Contact lenses can make a huge difference for sports like football, rugby, netball or tennis and there are not age restrictions to wear. So, if you have a sporty young person in your household we can help.
Contact us to see how we can help.
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Yes we do do contact lenses. Great for sports, going out either to a gig or to a restaurant (yes, we can do lenses that allow you to leave reading specs at home) or if you want to wear non-prescription sunglasses. Simple ordering, no need for complicated schemes you have to sign up to. Fitting is included in the price of an eye exam and we will explain how to use them safely and of course put them in and take them out.
Pricing is straightforward too, with a month's worth (30 pairs) of dailies £35 for single vision and £45 for multifocal.
Contact us for details.