Incredible Eyewear and Expert Opticians in St Albans

Welcome to St Albans Eye Care Centre, your independent boutique optician in the heart of St Albans.

We have been helping clients to receive the very best in eye care for over 50 years. Our professional expertise and reputation for personal service means all your eye care needs will be solved. We provide expert styling advice and offer some of the finest eyewear available in the UK, so you can set your own style with eyewear that’s as unique and individual as you are.

Do you value expert advice?

Are you looking for unique eyewear that compliments your personality?

If so, then we might just be the people to help you! Welcome to St Albans Eye Care Centre

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We are still working by appointment and following strict guidelines for everyone's safety and comfort. Please click here for details on safety measures we have implemented and requirements when entering the practice.

​And of course, you can expect the usual high standard of personal service, professional expertise, and incredible independent eyewear from your visit to us.

We're looking forward to seeing you back in the practice!

Here are 6 great reasons to choose St Albans Eye Care Centre

Renowned Expertise

Our qualified specialists not only address the technical side of correcting your vision, we also use our years of experience to make your eyewear work with your personal sense of style

We remove the hassle of choosing new eyewear and provide an effortless eyewear experience!

Niche Eyewear

We carefully hand-select collections  from some of the best independent designers and manufacturers around the world. No more boring, generic styles and mass-market frames found in most opticians! 

Personal Service

We take the time to get to know you to fully understand your individual needs and requirements. You’ll see a real, sincere person who is knowledgeable, helpful and passionate about what they do. And everything is tailored to your needs.

Contact Lens Experts

We have been fitting  contact lenses for over 50 years, from children as young as 4 years old to adults in their 90's. All types of lenses fitted including disposables, as well as  more complex fittings like myopia control and keratoconus. 

Children Welcome

We have children too and know how important their vision is, particularly for school and learning. 

Satisfaction Guarantee

We stand behind everything we do - after all you wear our reputation on your face, so we're only ever happy if you are!

Don't take our word for it
Read over 50 Five Star Reviews here


"I'm always very happy with my appointments and will happily recommend you as I have done recently."

— M Peett

Principal Optometrist and owner Justin Hardy, or one of our other experienced Optometrists, will conduct a thorough 45 minute consultation with you. Taking the extra time to talk to you and understand your specific vision needs, we’ ll be able to give you personalised advice and recommendations that will make a difference to you.

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At St Albans Eye Care Centre we give all of our clients a 30-Day Love Your Glasses Guarantee.

Your glasses will feel great, fit comfortably and provide you with the best vision possible.  If not then our 30-Day Love Your Glasses Guarantee means that we’ll replace the frame and/or lenses within 30-days of original purchase. 


Easy Payments

To help you get the glasses that you really want without compromise or delay we can offer all of our clients flexible payment options, spreading the cost of your new glasses over 3 to 6 months. With no credit checks, no extra costs, and no hassle.


Opening Hours

Monday                     9am - 4pm

Tuesday to Friday      9am - 5pm

Saturday                    9am - 1pm

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