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Mon | Closed
Tue | Closed
Wed | 10:00 – 18:00
Thu | 10:00 – 18:00
Fri | 10:00 – 18:00
Sat | 10:00 – 18:00
Sun | Closed

Sadly, at the end of October 2022 we made the difficult decision to close our branch in Lewes. We have loved getting to know all our lovely patients in Lewes, and we hope that we can continue looking after your eyes in our fabulous Hove branch. 

If you have been a patient or customer in Lewes in the past, please rest assured your clinical records are safely stored in Hove. Please contact us on 01273 567475 or email should you have any questions or wish to make an appointment.

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What Our Lewes Clients Say…

Muhib MiahMuhib Miah
23:15 22 Oct 22
The staff are courteous and very approachable with a service that has exceeding my expectation of a optometrists. Frames come in various designs that as a customer will surely have the pleasure of finding your desired frames. Furthermore, their website design is a testament and mimics to their style of service they provide. Storefront is well maintained and open with plenty of natural light to display their quality.
Sarah BristowSarah Bristow
12:52 03 Oct 22
I had a very helpful and friendly experience addressing the arduous task of choosing new frames for my new prescription, being given thorough options and lots of time to explore my indecision! Yet finally I now have some glasses I love, with excellent follow-up care:)
Steff FirthSteff Firth
17:36 10 Sep 22
Excellent service and care once again!Due to my sons eye problems (and me needing glasses) we have been with Taylor West for the last couple of years. I have always felt very well looked after and the eye tests are state of the art. I can wholeheartedly recommend this friendly and knowledgeable team in Lewes and Hove.
Ashley ColinAshley Colin
20:00 10 Aug 22
The time, care and attention afforded me was outstanding. I was extremely grateful for the high level of care during the eye test and the brilliant advice when selecting a pair of frames'
Carol PearsonCarol Pearson
11:45 12 May 22
I am delighted to have found an opticians who not only have very experienced and knowledgeable staff, but who also have the most amazing, exciting glasses. Thank you so much! I am really pleased with my new occupational varifocals - in over 40 years of wearing glasses, I have never felt so happy with them! 🙂
Eamon WalshEamon Walsh
14:38 24 Apr 22
I went to Taylor-West for an eye examination and to buy new glasses and was very impressed by the service received. The eye examination by Kyrstie was extremely thorough and professional who gave lots of time to answer all my questions. The shop was staffed by Ibo and he was a real jewel - so friendly and expert and he gave really excellent advice and service and at no point did i feel rushed despite trying on numerous frames and taking time to reach a final decision. Overall i would highly recommend the service and expertise and professionalism of the Lewes branch.
Romek GojRomek Goj
14:38 23 Feb 22
A wonderful practice, it's small and so feels friendly and welcoming, and yet it's got all the modern equipment. It was great to be walked through the results of my eye examination by Kyrstie and learn from it and not feel rushed. Ibo was super helpful in choosing from a collection of very nice frames. A great experience overall!
Mairead CarrollMairead Carroll
20:35 17 Dec 21
Really impressed with my experience at Taylor-West. Thorough eye examination which left me feeling very reassured, while Ibo was incredibly helpful when choosing and fitting glasses. Great options available. The lenses I chose were very clear and it’s the best I’ve ever seen when wearing glasses.

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Inside Our Lewes Branch

Comprehensive Services from Taylor-West & Co Opticians in Lewes

As one of the most important organs in our bodies, our eyes deserve the highest quality of care in order to ensure they are kept in the best possible condition for as long as possible. Choosing Taylor-West & Co as your preferred opticians in Lewes ensures that you receive the best possible care with the very latest hospital-grade equipment.

Choosing the right spectacles for you can also be an intimidating task – especially if you think you aren’t suited to wearing glasses full-time. Our fabulous team can work with you to explore our beautiful selection of hand-crafted spectacles and help you select your choice of frames that reflect your individual fashion sense with the superior quality you deserve.

We truly believe that the very best spectacle frames come from brands that specialise in this. We source beautiful ranges of stylish and extremely high-quality frames sourced from manufacturers here in the UK to France, Germany, Italy, and Japan.

Book your eye examination with our opticians in Lewes today.

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Opticians in Lewes Who Cater to Your Needs

When you visit an optician, you’re hoping to receive the highest possible quality of care and to leave feeling satisfied that your concerns about your eye health have truly been listened to. You may even leave with a new pair of spectacles at the end of your appointment with some new lenses for your updated prescription.

We strive to make sure our services are highly tailored to you and the specific needs you have for the care of your eyes. We make sure to always provide the highest levels of care to all of our patients during their private eye examinations.

Our Comprehensive Eye Tests in Lewes

Upon your visit to our opticians in Lewes, East Sussex, our expert optometrists will give you the opportunity to discuss any concerns you have regarding your overall eye health and your vision.

Whether you’ve noticed that your vision has changed and you can’t read as far away while driving as you used to, you’re suffering from blurry eyes, or you’re dealing with more frequent headaches than usual, you’ll have the opportunity to go into detail about these issues you’ve been facing during your private consultation. Your current prescription and any hereditary eye conditions will also be taken into account prior to your comprehensive eye examination.

Throughout your private eye examination, our goal is to make you feel comfortable and listened to. We take pride in providing nothing less than the highest standard of eye care during your visit to our independent opticians in Lewes.

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Elegant & Fashionable Hand-Crafted Frames in Lewes

We believe that our range of beautiful spectacle frames is the best you can possibly get – and we trust that you’ll think the same.

We stock a fantastic range of gorgeous frames sourced from manufacturers located around the world. Our ethos is that the very best frames, in terms of style and quality, come from manufacturers specialising in the production of solely spectacle frames – not high-fashion brands mass-producing expensive frames with cheaper materials.

We stock a wide range of stunning frames from renowned manufacturers based right here in the UK and further afield in France, Italy, Germany, and even Japan. The superior quality of these frames speaks for themselves in terms of style, beauty, and overall quality; and with the proper love and care, they really can last you a lifetime.

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Discover the Taylor-West & Co Way of Seeing

The health of your eyes is extremely important to us here at Taylor-West & Co. If you’ve noticed a change in your vision or you’ve got a different concern regarding the health of your eyes, don’t wait around for it to get worse. Book your private eye test at the Taylor-West & Co opticians in Lewes.

We only use the best hospital-grade equipment in our practices which is able to detect any current or upcoming eye conditions and changes to your sight years before high street eye tests can. Our team is extremely proud of the comprehensive eye examinations we offer and the deeply personal services they provide to all of our patients – with every single eye examination being conducted by a fully qualified optometrist.

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Meet the Lewes Team

Sophie Taylor-West

Sophie Taylor-West

Based in Hove and Lewes

After gaining a first class degree in Optometry and Visual Science from the University of Wales, Cardiff in 2004 I moved to London and locumed at various practices prior to commencing work at the prestigious West End contact lens practice of Nigel F. Burnett Hodd…

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Ibo Ozhan

Ibo Ozhan

Based in Lewes

Coming from the Jura mountains, in the region of France where the global optics industry was born, I was destined to have a passion for exquisite eyewear. After graduating as a Dispensing Optician in 2004, I gained experience in different regions of France…

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Kyrstie Rankine

Kyrstie Rankine

Based in Hove and Lewes

When I was younger I always knew I wanted to have a role in healthcare and to work with people, and after displaying an interest in and an affinity for maths and sciences in school it was actually my physics teacher who introduced me to the world of optics and curated my interest in optometry.

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Getting to Lewes

With our entrance located on Market Street, we are a 6 minute walk from Lewes railway station, or you can park in the Old Needlemakers car park for up to 2 hours. There are other local car parks which allow you to park all day.

The Old Needlemakers Lewes BN7 2NZ | 01273 480343