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3 Queen Street

Ipswich, Suffolk

Tel: 01473 823755

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:-

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 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

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 D J Dunstone 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.
Old spectacles collected for use in Africa

Derek Dunstone has been to Africa to test sight and dispense recycled spectacles with Vision Aid Overseas (VAO). Click here for more information about VAO.Thank you to everyone who has donated used spectacles over the last 25 years. It is estimated that more than twenty thousand pairs have been collected at D J Dunstone’s during this time and forwarded to VAO. The Practice will continue to collect used spectacles and so if you have any that are no longer required please do drop them off at 3 Queen Street.

Thinking about having spectacles made from our prescription at another Practice?

We believe it is in your best interest to obtain examination and dispensing from the same establishment. Thus if you intend to continue to purchase spectacles elsewhere we reluctantly recommend you also obtain your eye examination elsewhere. You will always be welcome to return when you wish to obtain your complete eye care with us. Our Practice devotes considerable time into providing the best care and investment in the very latest optometric equipment and unfortunately cannot afford to keep patients who are dispensed spectacles elsewhere.

Adjustment of non-presciption sunglasses purchased elsewhere: Sorry but we are unable to adjust these....but will gladly adjust any spectacles obtained from us at no charge to ensure optimum comfort.


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.

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.