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Opening Hours

Mon | Closed
Tue | 9:30 – 18:00
Wed | 9:30 – 18:00
Thu | 9:30 – 18:00
Fri | 9:30 – 18:00
Sat | 9:30 – 18:00
Sun | Closed

We would love to meet you!

Our team of opticians and optometrists at 80 Lordship Lane are passionate about providing a relaxed and personalised experience as they help you find the perfect eyewear for your vision.

Come in for a chat and to experience our unique approach to eye care, including:

  • Our range of bespoke, stylish glasses. We stock an ever-changing, hand-picked range of the world’s most beautiful frames, curated from artisans such as Killsgaard, Woow, MEYER, and many more.
  • The best eye test of your life! We believe that finding the right eyewear starts with a comprehensive understanding of your unique vision. This is why we use the only latest and best examination equipment and spend far more time with our clients than a standard high-street optometrist.
  • Contact lens consultations and fittings. Our team of experts specialise in finding the perfect prescription for you, including complex prescriptions, multifocal contact lenses and solutions for dry eyes.

To get more information or book an appointment, fill in the form below or give us a call or email.

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What Our Dulwich Clients Say…

Andy FieldingAndy Fielding
15:50 26 Jul 23
I am not surprised to see that the East Dulwich branch has 100% 5 star reviews. I don't think I can think of better, more helpful and friendly service I have received in all of the almost 50 years of my life.I actually had an eye examination at a huge, impersonal Specsavers, where no one seemed interested after I got my prescription, plus I didn't like any of the glasses, so I came to Taylor-West instead.I am a difficult customer at the best of times but have various health issues at present, which make me even more annoying. George and Abbi could not have been more patient and understanding with me, and gave me all the information and time that I needed to choose my glasses.I could not be happier with the pair I chose, which took me no time at all to adapt to, despite it being my first change in prescription for years. I would like to thank them for all they did for me at a particularly difficult time for me and cannot recommend them highly enough.
Maurizio NapoleoniMaurizio Napoleoni
12:44 21 Jun 23
I went in to get a pair of sunglasses for my partner and I as well as to get a long due eye test.The optometrist did a great job, and she patiently explained each step of the process without rushing anything. Also, they have got state of the art equipment which I haven’t experienced in any other store.I’ve been followed to choose the sunglasses by George, which patiently recommended me glasses, explained the difference between the various lenses and frames. In the end both myself and my fiancé where happy with the products we bought and the experience. Highly recommended this shop for all of your eyewear needs.
Tom BonfieldTom Bonfield
12:38 12 May 23
I’ve just popped in for a browse and George and Abbi were really helpful. Their frames are stunning and the practice had a friendly luxury feel.
William GoodwinWilliam Goodwin
23:15 04 Jan 23
Strong 5*! George and his team did an outstanding job - walked me though my options, helped choose a great frame and optimal lenses - the new glasses look and feel perfect! Well done!
Polly KellyPolly Kelly
15:24 27 Nov 22
Excellent experience at Taylor West Dulwich. Had been worried about my eyes for a while and am very grateful to Lizzy for the incredibly thorough eye exam and sight test. very reassured to be told my eyes are fine other than minor condition that is now being treated. Lovely environment with really friendly, helpful, knowledgeable staff. Many thanks to them for looking after my husband (who waited for me while I had my exam). He was very happy chatting to them while he lolled on their very comfy sofa. Highly recommended. Thank you very much to everyone at Taylor-West 🙂
Edwina BensonEdwina Benson
11:01 10 Nov 22
Fantastic Service. Really thorough eye checks with great technology and staff. Knowledgeable staff are patient and honest, spending as long as it takes in choosing your frames.If you are looking for something that is not the norm and stylish, then George and Betty will definitely assist.Really pleased with my new specs and service. Highly recommend.
Valeria GaetaValeria Gaeta
13:43 27 Oct 22
The whole team at Taylor-West & Co Optician are super friendly and so competent, I can't recommend them enough. I went in for an eye test with optometrist Beth who was so caring and nice, explained every test beforehand so I knew what to expect. Afterwards I picked my new glasses with George who was great at helping me choose. I went for this handmade brand that I love, Ahlem. They were ready super quickly too! Thank you so much team, you were awesome.
Laura LaurentLaura Laurent
19:51 23 Sep 22
I was looking for a new pair of glasses for quite a long time and found the perfect one here (and could have easily bought two more that were great as well).Suzanna was amazing, made me feel very comfortable and is super knowledgeable.This place feels like a place run by people who really love what they’re doing and put the customers first!!
Janina FedjkoJanina Fedjko
01:13 23 Sep 22
I walked away from here with my absolutely favourite pair of glasses. I get so many compliments on these glasses; I love them! The staff was so knowledgeable, helpful and kind throughout the whole process.
sylvain jamoissylvain jamois
00:02 04 Sep 22
Fantastic service, these people REALLY know their stuff! At 47 I was getting my first pair of glasses, found the absolute perfect frames. The lenses took a bit of getting used to but I now love wearing them. Thanks so much!
Joanne SJoanne S
20:28 09 Aug 22
I had a very thorough check up at Taylor-West and George spent time helping me to choose the right frames for my face. This was a very enjoyable, fun experience! George picked out quite a few different frames and I could sense his passion and commitment to helping me find the perfect pair. He has a good eye for matching frames to face and a lot of patience!Thank you George, I am in love with my new glasses and have received many compliments.Taylor-West are an independent optician and the overall experience for me was one of complete customer care, something I have found lacking in the larger chains. I would have no hesitation in giving Taylor-West my 100% recommendation.
Kathryn CassidyKathryn Cassidy
15:44 24 May 22
This was the first shop that I popped into whilst on the look for new glasses, they were super lovely and picked out 10+ glasses they thought would be good for me, as well as the 20+ I had also picked out to try on. I spent over an hour in there trying on glasses until I found a pair I fell in love with completely and had to buy instantly (despite the price tag). They took my measurements there and then and I'll be picking them up in less than a week. Very happy 🙂
Ren LinRen Lin
09:18 12 Mar 22
We walked in just to check out some frames, but left feeling we received amazing service before we even bought anything. We were originally going to look around for more frames, but within 2 mins of walking out, we decided there is no point in checking out any other opticians, and ordered our glasses straight away.We asked for a verification of my prescription, and got the most pleasant and extensive eye check up instead.Super impressed, and have signed up to their eye care programme.
Paul AdamPaul Adam
12:03 23 Oct 21
Fantastic customer care from start to finish. Both eye tests i felt very comfortable and relaxed, very informative and there was no rush. The aftercare with Suzanna and George was excellent, choosing my new frames was fun and delighted with my choices with their help. They have a very nice store in East Dulwich and great selection of frames. 100% recommend!

Our Brands at Dulwich

Inside Our Dulwich Branch

Private & Personalised Opticians in East Dulwich

As one of your most important organs, your eyes deserve the highest quality of care in order to prevent the onset of sight and eye health deterioration. When you choose Taylor-West & Co as your preferred opticians in East Dulwich, you will receive the highest level of eye care from highly trained opticians using the latest hospital-grade equipment.

A trip to our Dulwich opticians doesn’t only have to be for our comprehensive eye examinations, as we also stock a beautiful range of spectacles manufactured by dedicated eyeglasses brands. Our hand-crafted spectacle frames are sourced from the very best brands across the world, from  France, Italy and Germany to Japan and of course, the UK.

We can help you select glasses that complement the shape of your face, your features and your style. Alternatively, if you’d rather stick to contact lenses, we can provide you with personalised contact lenses following your eye examination.

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Specialist Services at Taylor-West & Co Opticians in East Dulwich

We have invested in the most up-to-date hospital-grade equipment in order to provide the most thorough eye examinations and the most comprehensive contact lens fitting services possible.

Our services are highly tailored to your needs, eye health concerns, and requirements to provide the optimal level of care for your eyes. From contact lens fittings to private eye examinations, read on to learn more about the services we provide in our opticians in East Dulwich.

Private Eye Examinations in East Dulwich

During your visit to our optician in East Dulwich on Lordship lane, our optometrists will take every concern or query you have regarding changes to your sight or eye health very seriously.

Whether you’ve been suffering from headaches and have decided to get them checked out, or you’ve noticed that you can no longer see as far as you used to, your optometrist will be able to identify the causes of such concerns. We will also take into account your current prescription, health history, and hereditary issues to fully determine the cause of any issues.

We use £120,000 worth of specialist hospital-grade equipment, along with highly accurate OCT and Optomap machines in our Hove, East Dulwich, and Clapham branches in order to discover any degenerative conditions to your eyes years before commercially available eye tests. Because of this, diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration, macular holes, retinal disease, and diabetic retinopathy; will have far less of a chance of severely affecting your vision and the overall health of your eyes.

Pricing for our private eye examinations are as follows:

Adult eye examination (with OCT and Optomap) £145
Child eye examination (with Optomap) £75

Learn more about the Taylor-West & Co eye examinations

Specialist Contact Lenses for Every Eye

Our optometrists in East Dulwich have years of experience in the fitting of a wide range of contact lenses. From standard to more complex lenses, we love seeing our clients see the world clearly with a brand new set of contact lenses.

We believe that there is almost always a contact lens out there for most eyes so, whether you’ve been told you have a prescription that is too difficult or impossible to work with, we’d love to chat and see what we can do for you. However, it is important to set reasonable expectations as some patients with advanced keratoconus or distorted corneas following refractive surgery may not always be able to restore perfect vision with contact lenses.

For a typical contact lens fitting with Taylor-West & Co opticians in East Dulwich, you can expect the following schedule:

  • Initial consultation:
    We will complete an eye assessment involving careful measurements and scans of your corneas. We will also discuss your visual needs, lifestyle, and day-to-day activities in order to find the perfect lens for your specific eye and lifestyle. You will also try some lenses for an hour and, from here, we will order your new lenses – some of which need to be custom made or arrive from overseas, meaning that they may take as little as a few days or up to three weeks to arrive.
  • Collection appointment:
    When your lenses arrive, you’ll be able to try them again. We will check to see if they fit as planned and correct your vision as anticipated. If you find these lenses are the perfect ones for you, we will teach you how to insert, remove, and look after your lenses.
    You will then take them home with you and try them out in the real world for up to two weeks to see if they really are satisfactory. However, if there are issues, we will gladly re-order a new pair with any necessary modifications.
  • Follow-up / Second collection appointment:
    Once you’ve had the opportunity to try out your new lenses, you’ll come to our opticians in the East Dulwich branch again so we can see how you’ve been getting on. If everything is perfect, and there are no issues with your new contact lenses, you’ll be able to keep them and return for another check-in in another 1 to 2 months. If any problems arise, we can modify your lenses or try a different kind of lens for you.
  • Second follow-up / Third collection appointment / Regular check-ups:
    The second follow-up and third collection appointment follow the same process as the previous steps until we find the perfect lenses for your eyes. Once the fitting is completed and you’ve received the right contact lenses for you, you’ll need to come back to our opticians in East Dulwich for a check-up every 6-12 months in addition to regular routine eye examinations.

The fitting process may be over two visits, however, it can take months to find the perfect lenses for your eyes. Once these perfect lenses are found, and following six monthly check-ups and good lens hygiene, you should be able to wear your new lenses easily.

Pricing for contact lens fitting is as follows:

  • Standard contact lens refit (existing wearer) £120
  • Standard contact lens fitting (new wearer) £200
  • Complex contact lens fitting eg. multifocals (new or existing wearer) £300
  • Eye examination + contact lens aftercare (with OCT and Optomap) £205
  • Contact lens aftercare £80
  • Ortho-K fitting from £300
Learn how contact lenses can work for you

Explore Our Beautiful, Hand-Crafted Spectacles

Although this may be a natural conclusion, our ethos is that the very best spectacles and frames come from brands that deal solely in the manufacture of spectacle frames, not sunglasses frames or other forms of fashion.

Rather than purchasing an expensive pair of spectacle lenses from a high-fashion retailer stocking mass-produced frames, we stock a beautiful range of handmade spectacle frames from the most renowned manufacturers from Japan, France, Italy, Germany and the UK.

We truly believe that the superior quality of our beautiful frames will speak for themselves and, with the proper love and care, any of our frames can last you a lifetime of wear.

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The Taylor-West & Co Way of Seeing

The health of your eyes is not only important to you, but to us too. So, if you’ve noticed your vision is quite what it used to be, you’re suffering from frequent headaches, or you have another concern regarding the health of your eyes, book your private eye test at our opticians in East Dulwich.

We use the latest hospital-grade equipment when it comes to the testing of your eyes as this can help us to detect a range of eye health conditions and changes years before they’re visible via conventional tests. We’re proud of the highly comprehensive and personal service our team provides – with all eye examinations only being completed by highly qualified opticians.

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Meet the East Dulwich Team

George Taylor-West

George Taylor-West

Based in Dulwich

I came into optics via a rather circuitous route. After gaining a degree in Marketing and Advertising, I started working with my sister, Sophie, at Burnett Hodd Optometry in London, working as a technician performing retinal scans and visual fields tests on patients, and ordering and checking complex contact lens types…

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Abbi Lamond

Abbi Lamond

Based in Dulwich

Hello there, my name is Abbi. I have been in the ophthalmic industry for 7 years. I am an avid learner, with a keen eye for detail.

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Lizzie Murray

Lizzie Murray

Based in Dulwich

Wearing glasses from a young age meant I developed a great relationship with our local optometrist and that sparked my interest in this career. Indeed, two of my sisters are also optometrists, maybe it was something in the water!

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Suzana Gorda

Based in Dulwich

When people meet me for the first time, they always comment on my passion and knowledge in optics. That’s because I love what I do! I have been a spectacle wearer from a very young age and I always struggled to find something that suits my face…

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Based in Dulwich


Getting to Dulwich

The East Dulwich Overground station is a 9-minute walk away, we’re also on numerous bus routes and there is free parking in our local streets.

80 Lordship Lane London SE22 8HF | 0207 018 7020