Gifted — unwrap niche eyewear this Christmas

Giving gifts is as crucial to Christmas as mince pies, crackers and mistletoe. And as the years advance, it’s tougher to find something unique for the special people in your life. If you’re the type of giver who doesn’t settle for second best, soap-on-a-rope and socks won’t satisfy you. But niche eyewear might give you […]

Our top 3 bold and beautiful frames

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Since niche eyewear first graced the catwalks, classic styles such as browline, horn-rimmed and wayfarer have become elegant staples with evergreen appeal. But when every Tom, Dick and Debbie sports the most popular picks, it becomes increasingly difficult to look unique. Distinctive frames are much more than visual aids and humble accessories — they elevate […]

Halloween — eye safety in the spook-tacular season

At Johns Opticians, the arrival of autumn fills us with thrills as well as chills. From golden leaves turning on the trees and crisp, clear morning air to the anticipation of Christmas around the corner, it’s an exciting time. But for families, Halloween is the true highlight of the season — so read on for […]

Framed — eyewear that makes a masterpiece of any face

Finding the ideal frames for your face shape can be slightly more puzzling than picking the perfect pair of stilettos. We’ve got elegant niche eyewear to suit everyone — so our styling consultations ensure you always leave the shop looking like a superstar. But if you want a head start to help browse our brands, […]

Styling Consultation – A better way to choose glasses.

At Johns Opticians we do things a little differently.  Many people are used to finding themselves being overwhelmed by a huge selection of frames, many of which don’t fit or suit your specific requirements, and being either ‘left to it’ or hurried in to choosing quickly. At Johns we recognize that everyone is different, choosing […]

The Beauty of Handmade Res/Rei Frames

We came across this fantastic video that is definitely worth watching, it’s only 2 minutes long and is beautifully made. It shows how this little workshop of 12 artisan frame makers, based in rural italy, produce these magnificent ResRei frames by hand.  They also run everything off solar power so they’re also a very green […]

We are Looking for New Team Members

We are currently looking for a new full time Optical Receptionist and a Part Time Optical Assistant. The Optical Assistant will need to have experience in optics and confident to dispense straight away. The Optical Receptionist will be trained up in store so no experience needed. Please email your CV over to or drop […]