Temporary Opening Times,

10.00am to 4.00pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

10.00am to 1.00pm

Saturday and Sunday


For everyone’s safety ALL visits to the practice will be by appointment only, so please call ahead to arrange your visit.

Any problems please call and we will get back to you if we are not available.

We will be working as hard as we can to catch up and hopefully we will see you soon.


Keep safe and well. Take care.
From Jan and the team at Your Eyes

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Why Choosing An Independent Optician Is The Best Thing 

You Could Do for Your Eyes 


You may have noticed us talk on social media about the recent glut of TV adverts promoting cheap glasses. 


Even if you haven’t you can probably imagine our thoughts on these services! 


Competition is generally good for the consumer but there’s something very impersonal about ordering specs online, regardless of how inexpensive they are.


So, why should you visit your local, independent optician?

Lots of reasons! But here are a few:


  • Having a friendly, local optician on hand is, well, very handy! You more than likely won’t develop a relationship with an online optician the same way you will with your street-front practice. Being able to drop in or telephone when you’ve dropped your specs or lost your contacts is invaluable. You receive a quick response, and you won’t have to answer hundreds of questions because we’ll know you and your peepers inside out. Talk about time-saving!


  • Rather than take a website’s word for it you can call in and see for yourself our high-tech, state of the art equipment and wide range of stylish spectacles. It might seem appealing browsing for glasses online curled up on the sofa but buying specs is serious business! Calling in to your local optician offers peace of mind you won’t get on the internet. Our friendly, informed staff can advise on styles, frames, lenses and all the extras. They’ll know what frames will suit your face and those that won’t. Imagine the hassle of having to return specs to an online company because they’re nothing like you’d imagined!


  • Your Eyes Optician is a bona fide eye care specialist and our credentials are clear to all who visit. Unlike some online companies, you can rely on word of mouth testimonials and reviews from friends, family and neighbours. We are a community optician and community is central to everything we do!


What you need to know about Your Eyes Optician

For extra peace of mind, read more about our highly-trained, friendly team.


Jan Wilson – Optometrist

Jan qualified from Manchester University in 1984 and since then has thoroughly enjoyed working both as an employee and then as a self employed locum. She became interested in this particular career path when her own optician opened her eyes to a sharp, bright new world with her first pair of glasses! She opened ‘Your Eyes Optician’ because she wanted to provide a high quality, friendly and approachable service for the local community.


Jo Stothard – Dispensing Optician

Jo has been working in optics since 1999 here in Cumbria and the Borders and also in London. Having previously worked for larger companies she is now enjoying the freedom to offer the best choice of frames and lenses to patients.


Judi Twentyman and Joan Law – Receptionists

Judi and Joan share the reception duties. They’ll be your first point of contact with us, answering the phone with a cheerful ‘hello’, meeting and greeting you with a smile as you arrive, and organising your appointments to keep us all on time and seeing great!


It really is a team effort at Your Eyes Optician and we pride ourselves on our professional, friendly approach. We’re here to serve and advise but also to have a crack! 

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