• 22 The Forum, Stevenage, SG1 1EH

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Here is a little about my story of how I became an optician.

As a young boy I had an accident in my eye and as a consequence I was regularly visiting the hospital in London. In those days it was called the Royal Nothern Hospital in Holloway.

When it came to choosing a career I felt at home in the optics world and so I chose to study what was then called ophthalmic optics at UMIST in Manchester. That was back in 1984.

After graduating I worked for a number of multiple and independent stores but I eventually opened my own practice in High Stevenage in 2003.

It has now been going for 16 years and so I saw this small independent optical practice in Stevenage and I thought it would be new opportunity to bring quality eye care and service to Stevenage.

I firmly believe that the practice is warm, friendly and innovative, with a future-focus on providing the very latest optical services available. Served by our dedicated  team, we make a point of welcoming each patient with a cup of coffee, and every appointment is tailored around your specific concerns and requirements.

We fundamentally believe that your eyes aren’t just cogs in your body’s living factory. They are your windows into the world, and they require the very best clinical care. This is why every one of our decisions is governed by our desire to provide excellent service, invest in cutting-edge optical technology and hand-select the latest frames from an array of internationally sought-after designers.

We also have a strong focus on quality, so we only stock premium frames and lenses, rather than a cheap short-term fixes. So you can be assured that eyewear bought with us will be of the highest quality and will last for many years to come.

Patient Testimonials

This is an excellent opticians who spend time to get the right frames and prescription for lenses. Such a good selection of frames too unusual and the staff spend a ... Read More
Deborah P
5* Google Reviews
Very professional service. Very punctual too. Thanks Chris and the team!
Jane Newbould
Fantastic friendly service. Highly recommend.
Fiona Willis
Thanks for an excellent and consistent service
Tony Minides
Great Service
Suzanne Sheth
I passed by you Eye Studio the other day fantastic collection of glasses... So much more than anyone else in the High St. and your team are so helpful...
Ian Aarons
Have been to GPC for years. Very professional – personal service. Friendly environment and attention to detail!
G. Seewoosurran
This practice is fantastic. They have been nothing but superb for years. Since the day they opened.
C. Ensor
My husband and I have had our eyes tested at GPC for many years now and have always been very satisfied indeed. We trust them. The optician, Chris, who owns the busi... Read More
A. Cook
A friend recommended Specs Direct to us when our son Gregory, aged 2 years, needed to wear glasses and we've been going there ever since.  My husband and I both alr... Read More
The Francini family
My family have been customers of Specs Direct for years. In this time we have had nothing but an excellent service from them. The staff are professional and knowledg... Read More
Colan Ash