Choosing Eyewear at Jacksons Opticians



Do you find the process of choosing glasses stressful?

Do you struggle to find glasses that fit, feel comfortable?

Are you looking for glasses that reflect your personality? 


Then we are here to help.

At Jacksons we have a proven process which starts with you talking and us listening.

We sit down with you and explore eyewear possiblities and bring  frames suggestions  to you so you do not become bewildered by the hundreds of potential options.

Think of us as like having your own personal shopper.

Frequently asked questions

How much are glasses at Jacksons?

This depends on your prescription and the type of lenses and frames you require.  The good news is, we have plenty of options and help patients every week who have previously been to other practices. They may (but not always) end up spending a little bit more to get something that they really like and that ticks all their boxes.

Frames range from £199.00 to £700. Bespoke frames  to fit your facial measurements start at £350.00. Most people find there is plenty of choice between £300.00 and £450.00.

We work with the highest quality lenses so that our patients benefit from the best possible vision. Premium single vision lenses start from £149.00 per pair to £349.00 for Ultra-Thin lenses for high prescriptions. For premium varifocal lenses, expect to spend £439.00 to £699.00 depending on your prescription.

Our team will ask you about how you use your eyewear in everyday life and give you several options to help find the balance between your optical needs how much you want to spend on your eyewear.

How much is an eye examination at Jacksons?

An Advanced Eye Health Examination is £80.00 which includes Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and Optomap Ultra Widefield Retinal Imaging.

If you qualify for an  NHS funded sight test, you can upgrade to the advanced examination for £55.00

What frame collections do you stock?

We have a large collection of handmade niche eyewear – eyewear that you will not find in most high street practices, certainly not the chain stores. It is distinctive, interesting and fun. It helps you stand out in a crowd and lets you express your personality through your eyewear. Eyewear like this is manufactured in smaller quantities, and this is reflected in the price.

We stock frames to suit real people. We select collections to suit large faces, small faces, bigger noses, smaller noses, colourful personalities through to those who want their glasses to blend into the background.

I don’t like choosing in front of other people.

That’s no problem. Many people find it embarrassing to try  frames and discuss prices in front of other people. We have a private Eyewear Gallery to avoid this.

Will I feel obliged to buy?

Entering a new environment can be very intimidating, especially if you think you are going to be sold to. We do not employ salespeople, We employ eyewear advisors. There role is to offer advice and answer your questions and give honest opinions. You are never under any pressure or obligation to buy anything.

I always struggle to find glasses to fit me. 

We buy frames thinking about real people and carry over 1000 frames. Hopefully, whatever your face shape, we will have plenty to show you. We supply Tom Davies and Lindberg frames which are customisable in terms of sizing and colour.

I always struggle to know what will look good on me.

Choosing glasses can be difficult and frustrating but we do this every day.We know what we’re doing when it comes to selecting eyewear and have a styling process that works. It allows us to help you explore styles taking account of your lifestyle, visual demands and prescription.


It’s easy to take the next step.

Call us on 01270 625 889 to make a complementary appointment for an Eyewear Styling Consultation or use the form below and we will get in touch.

For Eye Examinations, please phone o1270 625 889 or book online here.

Request a Free Eyewear Styling Consultation



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