new showroom

We have carefully selected choice of frames available to suit all ages and pockets. You are welcome to take plenty of time to decide.

Comprehensive advice given to help select the best lens type to suit your needs. Many lens manufacturers are supplied and constant improvements in design of lenses in recent years offers increased performance and thinner lenses.

Top manufacturers used, including:-

      Tom Davies - luxury British designed and manufactured frames

Rodenstock - top quality German manufacturer of frames and lenses

Silhouette - amazing rimless frames

The eye wear company - stunning portfolio of award winning eye wear including Plus and Paul & Joe

Orange Eyewear - for niche frame collections

Rayban & Polo Ralf Lauren - sunglasses and presription eye wear. All models available from us at extremely competative prices and fitted for comfort,

Elle and Esprit - constantly updated styles from top designers

sunglass frames

Time for a new pair of Sunglasses?

It’s that time of year to consider investing in a comfortable pair of sunglasses you will really enjoy to wear. Good quality lenses protect from ultra violet light and keep your eyes comfortable. They can be made with or without optical prescription. Lenses are available single vision, bifocal or varifocal (progressive). Complete prescription sunglasses are available from £132 for single vision and £216 for varifocal. Non-prescription sunglasses are available from £50.

A full new range of sunglass frames are available now at Dunstone Optometry, including Ray-Ban, as well as Rodenstock SunProtect and YoungLine ranges. The tint can be to a colour of your choice, as well as with Polaroid upgrade if preferred. We are also able to supply prescription sunglasses specifically for many sporting activities, including cycling and golf. The team at Dunstone Optometry will be pleased to discuss your requirements, provide a quote and help you chose the optimum pair.

  Driving and vision - are you safe?
  Please click here for information about safe driving vision and optimum spectacle lenses. 
 Keep your eyes safe

safety framesYou should consider wearing eye protection suitable to the job or hobbies you do, which offer greater protection than your usual spectacles. This can take the form of a separate pair of safety spectacles and are available with single vision, bifocal or varifocal lenses. The strongest lenses are made from Polycarbonate or Trivex materials. We at Dunstone Optometry provide numerous types which all comply with British and European Standards. Our selection offers a good choice of styles, colours and sizes. Please contact us if you would to consider protecting your eyes and we will be happy to discuss and quote for the optimum type for your lifestyle.

Pictured: a selection of safety frames available here.
Closure of spectacle recycling 

Derek Dunstone has been to Africa to test sight and dispense recycled spectacles with Vision Aid Overseas (VAO) and we more recently funded optometrist, Holly Coleman's, working trip. Click here for more information about VAO.Thank you to everyone who has donated used spectacles over the last 30 years. It is estimated that more than twenty thousand pairs have been collected at Dunstone’s during this time and forwarded to VAO for use in Africa. The charity no longer requires used spectacles, but rather donations towards new spectacle provision for Africa.This decision by the charity was apparently made after a thorough review process but has been bought forward as a direct result of the Coronavirus crisis.

Spectacles fogging up whilst wearing a mask?

Click here for numerous tips to help reduce this annoyance when wearing a face covering or moving between different temperatures. The latest spectacle lens coatings reduce misting and Nano Anti-Fog drops are available to apply to spectacle lenses.

Request for a copy of your prescription or thinking about having spectacles made from our prescription at another Practice?

Please click here for our view.


NHS Spectacle Vouchers: We are pleased to issue and accept NHS Vouchers towards spectacles for those eligible. We always aim to provide the best quality spectacles and so are unable to provide complete spectacles to the value of NHS Vouchers. An excellent selection of spectacles is available from £35 for those using voucher contribution. Click here for information regarding NHS Voucher eligibility.

EyeCare Vouchers:We are sorry that we are not able to accept Endred Eyecare vouchers (provided by some employers) towards your eye examination or spectacles. This is because the voucher is worth less than £20 and we are not able to devote enough time for this level of remuneration. Their rules do not allow for the patient to pay the difference for a comprehensive examination including OCT scans.

Opti2020 trade show

Derek and Sally attended a workshop in January lead by spectacle frame designer, Tom Davies, at Opti2020 in Munich. Useful tips were learned regarding dispensing of bespoke eyewear. 


3 Queen Street, Hadleigh, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 5DZ Tel: 01473 823755