Our history

Paul Lewis Optician’s was established in 1991 in Kingsthorpe, Northampton  with the aim of providing high quality eyecare for the local community. During this time our client base has expanded through personal recommendations and draws clients from across Northampton and the northern villages of Brixworth, Spratton, Creaton and Moulton, to name but a few. The personal service that we offer our clients has given us exceptional loyalty, with several clients still visiting us from France, Spain and Portugal.

We are a family owned practice run by qualified Dispensing Optician Paul Lewis and his wife Laura, ensuring that you will always see at least one of the owners at your visit. Paul has been an Optician for 30 years and has worked for independent Opticians, large multiples and the lens manufacturing sector. His roles have included managerial positions and acting as a lens consultant to the industry.
We are an independent practice, not restricted by a ‘Head Office’ culture, and as such we can provide you with high quality eyewear at sensible prices. Eyewear is a natural extension of ourselves, it helps define who we are. Just like our choice of clothing and lifestyle, spectacles can influence our personality, actions and confidence. Ensuring you get the right choice of frames is our main priority. Remember you are our walking advert after all. A pair of spectacles isn’t just a frame, they have to be married with the right lenses. All our lenses are only from well known reputable manufacturers such as Nikon, Varilux, Zeiss & Hoya, all known for exceptional quality products. By thorough questioning and our 30 years experience, you will receive the right lens for your needs and budget. With direct broadband connections to these suppliers, you can be assured of a prompt service, which along with our onsite workshop means we can better control the quality of workmanship and also offer an excellent repair service.

  • ….From the moment that I walked into the shop I felt at ease, I was welcomed at the door and when I went in for my eye test, the optician explained everything that she was doing and the reason why. Immediately after my test Paul spent a lot of time with me helping to select my frames and explaining the pros and cons of each pair until I found the pair that suited me.

    David Atkins
    The Samaritans
  • ….I can see the small print again!

    I would like to thank you so much for testing and supplying myself with reading glasses. Particularly want to say thank you for your professional and courteous manner……We intend to continue to use Paul Lewis Opticians and your services. We have already recommended you to others….

    Mark Jenkins
    Managing Director Indy Ware Ltd
  • ….I would like to thank you for your speed in the repair of my glasses, and for the brilliant job you made of them. The initial oooh arggh when you saw the state of them……I hadn’t even mentioned I was going to bring them in….done and repaired by the time I got back to the office…..

    Swan Press
  • ….I fully appreciate too that the same care and professionalism was also maintained throughout the initial choosing of frames, and once, again when we revisited for the final fitting of both completed pairs of spectacles….Finally, I will have no hesitation in recommending your excellent, caring service to friends, family or clients now and in the future.

    Simon Reed
    Managing Director ReedSafety Ltd
  • ….I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Paul Lewis Opticians and since have been able to see much better thanks to my eye sight being tested correctly. I no longer suffer from eye strain or headaches and this is a testament to Paul and his team……After being a customer with a national company and receiving very poor service for many years, Paul Lewis Opticians really was a sight for sore eyes and I am delighted to be receiving the same products at the same price as before but with a level of service that has surpassed my expectations.

    Mark Lawrence
    Administrator LCS Cleaning & support services
  • Dear Paul,

    I just wanted to say a few words of thanks for the excellent service you have recently provided in the supply of contact lenses and swimming goggles………I now have a new found confidence and am swimming breast stroke properly which is great for my back and neck.

    Bev Brazier
    Director BEB Contract & Legal Services