Since 1928, Brownbills have been providing expertise in eye care to all patients with a clear focus on patient care and individual service excellence.

Relocating to Norwood Street in 2010, close to the centre of Ashford’s historic town, Brownbills now occupies a detached 19th Century house, thought to be the first cavity wall building in Ashford. Compared to the practice’s previous home on Bank Street, these premises are now far more spacious allowing us to provide better facilities and a more welcoming environment to each and every one of our patients.

We have taken time to develop our premises and learnt what our patients need when they visit our practice. Following our most recent building work which focussed on accessibility issues for the disabled, we have been awarded a GOLD award from the Ashford Access Group.

Continuing our aim to provide superior patient care, we continually explore and invest in new technologies that we feel will be of benefit to our patients. Recent additions to this include a Zeiss Humphrey field analyser, an Intuitive Colorimeter, which can be used to help with specific problems of visual stress or dyslexia; a Pachymeter, an ultra-sound to measure corneal thickness; and a new style of photochromatic lens which can act two thirds quicker than most currently available on the market.

We also search far and wide to ensure we can offer the best of spectacle frames and lenses available on the market today. With a continuously growing database of suppliers and manufacturers, both local and international, we are able to select the perfect solution for you, whether your focus be cost, style, durability, comfort or a mix of all four.

You and your lifestyle are among the most important things that matter when examining your eyesight. As an independent practice we take time in understanding you and your lifestyle at every stage of your visit to us.

Optometrists are eye health professionals and the services they provide are far wider than a simple test to determine whether spectacles or contact lenses are required to correct vision. A sight test is not just about getting a pair of glasses – it is a vital health check for your eyes. A sight test includes (by regulation) a number of other health tests. Many conditions can be detected, including: glaucoma, cataract, diabetes, age-related macular degeneration – the most common cause of blindness in the UK – some forms of cancer, as well as other conditions not usually associated with eyes, such as high blood pressure and brain tumours.

If you would like to book your eye examination today, please call the practice on 01233 625360.