Established in 1990, Gill Opticians has become established as Leigh’s premier independent optical practice. We have built a strong reputation for quality professional services and a friendly welcoming environment. Our practice caters for eyecare to suit all pockets that includes quality budget frames and free kids frames to bespoke handmade frames and crystal encrusted designer collections.

Our friendly, experienced staff continue to provide quality advice on all aspects of eyecare. Recent additions to our already extensive frame collections include Silhouette crystal eyewear, Christian Dior and Boss Orange.

Our wide range of collections cover everyones needs whether you see eyewear as a fashion accessory or a purely functional purchase. We recognise people’s requirements vary greatly so we have extensive collections for all budgets. We have a large choice of childrens frames including a large selection of free NHS frames which include stylish Loop frames with 180 degree hinges as well as Star Wars, Bench, Whiz-Kids, Spider-man and Univo.

For the teens and students we recognise the designer names are a little out of budget so we offer discounts on the main designer collections as well as a cheaper range of designer frames including Vogue, Coconuts and Morgan. As we are an independent optician we are not tied to carrying one suppliers range so we have handpicked the best designer frames from some well known labels such as Prada, Versace, Silhouette, Carrera, Emporio Armani, D&G, Ted Baker, Fendi, Nike, Gucci, Dior, Hugo Boss, Boss Orange and Daniel Swarovski.

We also offer an award winning bespoke handmade frame service from the designer Tom Davies. You can choose the exact colour, size and style with your name engraved inside the arm to individualise your unique frame.

Choosing the most suitable lenses is often the most confusing part of purchasing new spectacles. At Gill Opticians we have simplified the process so choosing lenses is as easy as possible. With our lens catalogue installed into our computer dispensing system the recommended lenses for your prescription will be shown on screen to you by one of our optical dispensers allowing you to decide with ease the best lens for you.

As an independent optician we have the freedom to offer the widest choice of lenses from suppliers such as Essilor, Zeiss, Nikon and Rodenstock. However we have recently become the first Hoya Vision Care Centre in the country and we have chosen Hoya as our main supplier of lenses on the basis of cost effectiveness, high quality materials and coatings and short delivery time.

Hoya provide what we regard as the best balance between quality and cost. They have recently developed cutting edge single vision and varifocal lenses that can be tailored to your lifestyle requirements. Demonstrations of these lenses are available in our practice. More information about Hoya lenses can be found at www.hoya.co.uk

Whether you want a fresh look, the freedom to be more active, or just the ability to see your best, contact lenses are an excellent alternative to glasses. They will affect how you see and how other people see you. The benefits of wearing contact lenses are numerous:-

• look good without frames blocking your face
• show off your make up without glasses
• wear them all the time or just occasionally for socialising and special events
• get the freedom of movement needed when playing sport
• experience the freedom of clear, comfortable and convenient vision
• choose from a wide range of non-prescription sunglasses

At Gill Opticians the process of purchasing contact lenses is simple. After the initial eye examination you will be fitted with a pair of suitable lenses and then you can have a wander around town or sit in the practice with a coffee. If you find the lenses comfortable you will be shown how to apply and remove the lenses and how clean them if necessary by one of our experienced optical assistants. We will then give you a free trial of the lenses to give you an idea if they fit in with your lifestyle.

Every 6 months you will need a contact lens check to ensure your lenses continue to fit properly, that you are seeing well and that your lenses are comfortable. All this aftercare is completely free of charge as well as free appointments for any problems or queries you may have and free replacement lenses for ripped or lost lenses

We have in stock an extensive range of sunglasses from all the top designer names including Carrera, Versace, D&G, Emporio Armani, Christian Dior, Superdry, Gucci, Ted Baker and Daniel Swarovski. These ranges have been specially selected to include the latest fashion collections, a good choice of models available with prescription and budget sunglasses.

Our prescription sunglasses start from as little as £49.50 complete and we currently have a special offer on complete Ted Baker and Vogue 2013 range prescription sunglasses from just £99.00.

Our Maui Jim range of polarised sunglasses is also a very popular collection. They combine subtle classy designs with the most advanced polarising lenses in the world. If you would like to call into the practice we can give you a demonstration with our amazing ‘magic picture’. This will show how these lenses brilliant technology works to give you unforeseen clarity, colour and contrast. This fantastic range is now available with single vision or varifocal prescription lenses. Due to the success of the Maui Jim range we have recently trebled our stock levels and installed an entire section devoted to this brand.

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