Gower Opticians are your independent and friendly local eye experts. We provide the best possible eye care and advice for everyone. We are affordable, we care about your sight and we do what is right for you.
We welcome all NHS, private and corporate patients. In addition to routine eye examinations and contact lens fitting, we provide specialised eye examinations including children’s eye tests, emergency Eye Health examinations and Low Vision assessments under the Wales Eye Care Service. Please see our services page for more information.
Meet the team
Our Optometrists – Laura
I have worked in multiples and independent practices since starting out in Optometry in 2001. I have brought all that I’ve learned back to my local community, and opened Gower Opticians in 2017. In addition to routine eye examinations and contact lens fittings I am accredited to perform low vision assessments and eye health examinations under the Welsh Eye Care Scheme (WECS). I am also a qualified independent prescriber. I have a special interest in myopia management and emergency eye care. With my additional qualifications I am able to look after our patients to the highest of standards. I am passionate about my job and love what I do.
Our Optometrists – Charles
We are really excited to introduce you to Charles! Charles is a very experienced and popular optometrist with over 40 years in optics. He has a loyal following from across Swansea and we are so pleased to have him with us at Gower Opticians. Charles has further qualifications in medical retina and the Welsh eye care service (WECS). Charles may be a familiar face to those of you who live locally, especially if you enjoy golf!
Our Dispensing Specialist – Francesca
I started out in Optics in 2018. I have since gained multiple diplomas in Optical Dispensing. I am pleased to be part of Gower Opticians, working with great quality products and passing on my expert knowledge to our customers. I pride myself on my professional yet friendly manner always going above and beyond to deliver an excellent service. I have a particular interest in frame selection and fitting, to ensure that you look and feel fabulous in your new spectacles.
Becoming a dementia friendly Practice
The process of becoming a dementia friendly Practice was fulfilling, and is rewarding every day. We started off by looking at all the different parts of the patient experience from entering to leaving the practice and took into consideration what would be more difficult for a person with dementia to experience. We improved signage and looked at lighting and we received training from a Dementia Friendly Communities Coordinator. We have made cue cards to use with patients during their time in practice to help them to better understand what is happening each step of the way. We can also arrange longer appointments, at quieter times. We are proud to be recognised as a dementia friendly practice, and welcome anyone living with dementia, and their carers to help us to look after their eyes.