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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 World's Most Advanced Eye Exam is here

Over the best part of two decades, Alex has created a custom level of eye examination which is now The Eye Place standard. Taking place in The Eye Place's Eye Lab, The Comprehensive Plus Exam harnesses the full power of specialist eye health technology, analysed by our highly experienced and knowledgeable Optometrists, making it one of the most comprehensive eye examinations in the world.

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We’re experts in matching faces up to their perfect frames! From super premium brands to on trend luxury must-haves and to mid range and budget names we have your perfect match.

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Contact Lenses

Sometimes life’s just easier without glasses. Our range of contacts promote not only excellent vision but you can choose them to fit in with your life.

Inside Bakewell



The Eye Place - Bakewell Matlock Street Bakewell DE45 1HD

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Opening times
  • Monday: 08:30 - 17:30
  • Tuesday: 08:30 - 17:30
  • Wednesday: 08:30 - 17:30
  • Thursday: 08:30 - 17:30
  • Friday: 08:30 - 17:30
  • Saturday: 08:00 - 16:30
  • Sunday: Closed

Read our reviews

The Eye Place - Bakewell

4.6 from 22 reviews


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Natalie Hershey


I had an amazing experience here!!! I came here because I am visiting the area and I broke my glasses, and they were able to switch my lenses into an identical frame that I had - for free, even though I'm not a customer. Not only that, but they adjusted them and bent the arms so that they fit my head and no longer fall off - I have been wearing glasses literally my entire life and never had the arms adjusted like this. They also tightened my boyfriend's glasses. The young man who helped us was clearly very knowledgeable and extremely friendly and helpful. I'm a bit sad I don't live around here so they can't be my regular optician - if I ever need help with my glasses again while I'm in England, I'll certainly go to one of their sister stores. Really incredible service!!! Thank you so much for fixing my glasses!!!

4 months ago

Mark Nadin


From walking in I was made to feel very relaxed and comfortable The frontline staff are very professional and understanding. And the examination team are very thorough. There was no rushing through. I felt totally confident in their judgement.

6 months ago

Jaine England


I’m on holiday with a new pair of glasses that were hurting me. II popped in to see if they could do anything for me and they were all fantastic. I was there for about 15 minutes while they measured me up and made sure they fitted correctly. Free of charge too. They have a fabulous range of glasses and that’s where I will be going next time. You can’t put a price on great customer service !

a year ago

Adam Greening


I visited for the first time today and I was not disappointed. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. The eye exam was the most comprehensive I've had. I feel my eyes health are in very good hands. Very knowledgeable optician and they have a great range of glasses. Would highly recommend. Thank you.

2 years ago