Look Fabulous, See Beautifully

We believe that the best spectacle frames are made by companies who just make spectacle frames. Sounds obvious? Most ‘designer’ spectacle brands originate from popular fashion brands lending their name to a range of mass produced frames, usually made in China from cheap materials.

We stock largely handmade frames made by expert manufacturers, largely in Japan, France, Italy, and the UK. The quality of these frames speak for themselves and can last a lifetime. We also have a range of beautiful frames at a lower price point, so you can afford to have a pair for every outfit!

As an independent, private practice we can order spectacle lenses from any manufacturer, as we are not tied into any one company’s products. This allows us to select the best product for you, your eyes, your lifestyle and your chosen frame. There is no compromise. We won’t bombard you with all sorts of added extra options such as anti-reflection coatings.

An anti-reflection, hard coating comes as standard on all our lenses. We will recommend the best lens product for you and explain why we think you will benefit from it, and simply go from there. If you are not totally satisfied with your glasses, we will adjust them until you are. We rely hugely on referrals and word of mouth for new business, so if you aren’t happy, we aren’t happy!

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What Our Lewes Clients Say…

Fantastic service, really cool atmosphere, not like a stuffy clinical opticians….lots of really unusual glasses to choose from…. Staff are really friendly and informative…. Makes getting new glasses into a really enjoyable and fashionable experience !


I would highly recommend this independent opticians. A very different experience to that of the usual High Street chains. They have a wonderful choice of frames and Ibo so patient in helping me to choose. In fact, I love them so much I went back and got a stunning pair of sunglasses.


Great experience at Taylor & West Lewes! Ibo at reception was super friendly as ever, plus had an amazingly thorough and kind eye examination by Sophie (Taylor-West). I went in with concerns about my eyes and came out completely de-stressed, fully understanding what is going on for my eye conditions right now. Wonderful choice of frames to choose from (including a whole wall of the amazing Kirk & Kirk styles!). Cannot recommend enough.


Excellent service. Was afforded plenty of time and patience when choosing my frames. Ibo was first class, and gave an honest opinion on the frames I was trying on. I eventually chose some Ahlem frames in smoked light. Will definitely go back again when I require a new pair.


I visited this optician to have a check on my vision for driving. They were friendly and helpful and when i wanted some glasses they were very helpful in helping me to choose and were able to advise without being too pushy. They also were competitive. I recommend this optician to everyone.