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For over twenty-five years VANNI has represented Italian style and design to the world of eyewear. A very original and ‘arty’ brand, using the most sumptuous of materials in Stainless Steels and unique Italian Acetates, this beautiful collection has been the winner of many awards across the globe and is a must see to truly appreciate its qualities VANNI is Italian design, 100% made in Italy and quality at its best.

DUTZ Eyewear

DUTZ Eyewear is a very distinctive brand, bursting with funky two- tone colours and finished in a Matt Stainless steel with Swiss coatings of the highest quality. Combine this with a eclectic mix of hand-madeacetates and you have a real winner! It is the designers ambition to make every pair of glasses a real event …That’s Dutz Eyewear…Holland’s cheekiest brand of glasses.

Every child should have their eyes checked once a year. Here is why…

As more and more children require eye sight correction, many studies have been done in the quest to find out why!! Aside from hereditary factors, many believe that increased close work – playing on phones, tablets and other handheld devices coupled with lack of exposure to the sun and playing out are to blame. (The link is an interesting BBC article on such a study) At Exley Optician we welcome children of all ages, even the youngest who are tested at hospital can bring their prescription here. You will receive professional advice from a qualified Dispensing Optician who will make sure that frames are going to not only look good but fit well, and what lens type is best for the prescription. All lenses supplied to high prescriptions are specially surface to make sure they are as thin and light as possible at no extra charge. At the time of collection, time is taken to ensure that the frames are fitting correctly and any necessary adjustment done. We want your childs’ spectacle wearing experience to be as comfortable and hassle free as possible.

Our Services

Eye examinations: both NHS and PRIVATE.

Expert advice from qualified professionals.

Sports Vision

Don’t let poor vision restrict your sport.

Make the most of what you are capable of!

Eye Examination

At Exley Opticians we believe sight to be the most important sense.

Contact lenses

At our practice, we provide the answer to your know-how questions about contact lenses.

Winter warming recipes to promote eye health

Carrot and Fennel Soup

There’s nothing like some warm, savory soup to dispel the winter blues, and this vegan carrot and fennel soup is perfect on a frosty day, as well as being great for your eyes. That’s because the beta-carotene in carrots helps protect the cells that make up your eyes. So unless you plan on deep-frying them, adding carrots to any recipe or meal is a good idea when it comes to eye health.   

Turkey Chili

Yes, we know what you’re thinking—chili doesn’t sound very healthy—but try this recipe and you might just be surprised. This gluten free, dairy free recipe includes white beans, sweet onions, tomato, and pumpkin, and of course, turkey. Turkey is rich in zinc, which helps enzymes that promote eye health, and it also contains niacin, which protects against cataracts.  

Did you know ?

Facts & Beliefs about glasses and eyesight

Number ONE – FACT However the first vision aid was created 1000 AD for the far sighted, called a

15 things that can cause damage to your eyes

1. NO SHADES Sunglasses won’t just make you look good. Exposing your bare eyes to the sun is actual

Sports Eyewear Specialists

A fantastic range of frames and lenses to suit your favourite sporting pastime! Did you know that we can supply sports wraps to your prescription? Both single vision and progressive power lenses are available. Tints and lens types specific to your sport – photochromic, polarised, enhancing tints, anti-fog treatment, oleophobic/hydrophobic treatment…all with the ultimate in optical precision, UV protection and remarkable impact resistance

Our Ranges

A huge selection of fashion forward frames from our stylish designers

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