The Optical People

The Optical People

Independent Eyecare Since 1975

Your local specialists

Located at 6 St. Mary Street, Chepstow, we’ve been providing high quality eye care to local people for decades. Whilst our team has grown and we’ve technologically developed, our commitment to eye care remains unwavering. We are proud to have remained independent, providing customer service with a personal touch for generations.

With an eye for fashion, we’re excited to share an extensive range of designer brands that compliment our more traditional frames. Sunglasses, specialist spectacle lenses and contact lenses are all part of who we are at The Optical People.

Jaguar Eyewear
Maui Jim
Yves Saint Laurent

Highly Experienced

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Our team of highly experienced optometrists have years of industry experience, helping you to care for your eyes. All of our optometrists are WECS (Welsh Eye Care Services) trained and accredited to assess and manage emergency eye problems and those at higher risk of eye disease.

In addition, our optometrists are also specialists in contact lenses, myopia control, low vision and management of dry eye conditions.

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Proactive Eyecare

Proactive Eyecare

We take eye health seriously, thats why, as part of our checkup process we offer OCT imaging. OCT is a non invasive scanning technology that allows us to view all the layers of the retina at the macula and optic nerve to achieve more accurate monitoring and early detection of many eye conditions.

It works similarly to an ultrasound scan except using light waves instead of sound waves. We are then able to compare annual scans to assess micrometer changes, identifying issues before they develop.

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Contact Lens Specialists

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Here at The Optical People we believe that almost anyone can be fitted with contact lenses when the right level of care is provided. Contact lens technology has moved on in leaps and bounds in recent years and we always aim to use the most up to date technology required for your eyes.

We can fit contact lenses to children, people with dry eye conditions and also those with keratoconus. We also provide cosmetic contact lenses, rigid gas permeable lenses, Transitions contact lenses, Myopia control contact lenses as well as single vision, toric and multifocal lenses

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The Latest Collections

The Latest Collections

A wide range of designer eyewear to suit every taste. Our collections mix traditional classics with more contemporary new releases, providing for both the everyday and special eyewear occasions.

Bespoke Spectacle Lenses

Sun, reading, driving and sports, we’ve got you covered. We only use reputable lens suppliers including Essilor, Zeiss and Tokai. We are also one of only two places in Wales where Silhouette lenses can be ordered and fitted.

This portfolio of specialist lenses enables us to ensure you have access to the highest quality, bespoke optics and ensures you experience the best clarity of vision possible.

Our Community

Our Community

We pride ourselves on being a Chepstow independent shop and take our role in the community seriously.

Fundraising and participating in local events are all part of our commitment to giving back to our community.

We run annual Easter and Christmas raffles and have most recently raised money for SARA, Mencap and the Chepstow Food Bank.

We believe in being socially responsible. As a business we are passionate about contributing and nurturing the community that we live and work within.

Our Environment

Our Environment

We are committed to actively reducing our plastic waste and carbon footprint.

In 2019 we were awarded plastic-free status by ‘Plastic-Free Chepstow’ in association with Surfers against Sewage. This award recognises our efforts in reducing plastic across the business, something we continue to develop through innovative solutions to reduce our waste.

We are also part of the Johnson and Johnson Acuvue and Terracycle contact lens recycling scheme, providing a drop-off point for used contact lenses and their packaging which is processed and recycled into garden furniture.

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