the owner and Optician here at Albert Road Opticians.
When growing up in the 80’s, there was a stigma around wearing spectacles. I knew I needed them to see clearly, but was not too fond of wearing glasses, they just weren’t cool.
This all changed with one person: Harry Potter.
If you have a child in your family, you will be certain to go though the stage of ‘I want glasses!’
However, the styles of glasses available in most UK opticians in the noughties still wasn’t great. This all changed with a visit to an eyewear show in Paris. Wow, what an eye opener that was, the styles and shapes of glasses available was vast to say the least.
I still remember my first pair of ‘cool glasses’. The barista at the local coffee shop was in awe (she must have just watched Harry Potter). Imagine having no one ever comment on your brand-new glasses! So, I decided, when I grow up I’ll sell some cool glasses.
If you hate glasses or have never been able to find the perfect pair, Albert Road Opticians is the place for you. We travel the world to bring you unusual, niche eyewear that will fit you perfectly and make you feel fantastic. We guarantee you’ll enjoy hearing all those comments and compliments!
We love, breathe and source glasses like it’s a hobby.
Winner- Fashion Practice of the Year 2017
Albert Road Opticians is proud to announce that we have won a national award for best Fashion Practice in the UK for 2017. The prestigious award was presented by the Optician magazine, which runs annual awards for the best in the industry. This year over 200 applicants applied for the prestigious awards in several categories of which Albert Road was picked as top in their category of fashion eyewear.
The award reafirms the commitment the team at Albert Road have to providing a world class experience. Coming into the practice you will find hand picked, unique eyewear brands, friendly and experienced staff and a few surprises that will make your visit memorable. This is one of the reasons we were chosen as Fashion Practice of the Year.