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The Eye Place, Bakewell

With a heritage beginning in the year 1720, a business know as Woodcock's Consulting Opticians was started which manufactured 'spectacles and eyeglasses of a very high standard'. The Eye Place in Bakewell is a direct descendant of that original business. Woodcock's became known as John Pepper Opticians- run by the great, great, great grandson of the founders. Now trading from the former site of the Royal Oak, Alex Kemp bought this business in 2006 with the purpose of continuing that tradition of supplying 'spectacles and eyeglasses of a very high standard'.


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The Eye Place - Bakewell

4.9 from 10 reviews


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Fiona Marshall

The actions of the team at Bakewell, especially Jack, have been highly commended by a consultant neuro-ophthalmologist for pursuing a referral which has resulted in prompt medical treatment. Incredible thanks for their care and support for a highly rare condition.

3 weeks ago

Janine Knowles

An excellent opticians. Very friendly and attentive staff. Nothing too much trouble, everything well explained. Very thorough.

3 months ago

Elisabeth Tigi C

Alex Kemp saved my sight. A chance visit for a new prescription found some retinal damage thanks to his state of the art scanning equipment. Just a few days later my retina tore. Had it not been for Alex's insistence to notice any changes, and come back in immediately if I did, I might have missed the rapidly deteriorating situation. Within 24hrs I was in emergency surgery for a tear. Had I not been lucky enough to go to Alex on that occasion, I could have been experiencing a full retinal detachment. The speed and attention to detail saved my sight. I can't say enough positive things about Alex and Jack. Highly recommended.

4 months ago

Rita Clark

I have been a customer of the Eye Place for several years - I also use their ear care service. I have found them to be unfailingly helpful and pleasant giving individual personal service efficiently. No pressure, no hurry.

4 months ago

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