About Us


Are you over 45, and wear glasses 7 days a week?

We specialise in lightweight designer eyewear, making you look good and feel good in your glasses! If you’re tired of sore and poor fitting glasses, you’ve come to the right place!


Concerned about sight loss?

If you’ve ever felt rushed during your eye-exam, or that the results have not been explained to you thoroughly, you’ve come to the right place.

You have 45 minutes allocated for your eye-exam, which gives you plenty of time to explain any concerns you may have, and for us to come up with solutions!

We now offer Optomap retinal photo. Click here to see how this wonderful technology can give you maximum reassurance about your eye health. The results will always be discussed with you in an ‘easy to understand manner’ – no technical jargon!!

So….Who will be looking after you?!


Huw Owens
Owner & Optician

Hi, this is me! I recently took over the practice from Clare, who many of you have known for a number of years.

My main role is to test your eyes, discuss and reassure you regarding any concerns you may have….and hopefully have time a for a chat and coffee!
When I’m not at A1, I will almost certainly be at home with my girlfriend Serina, and my children; Millie, Sam, and Harriet. Millie is 3, and Sam and Harriet are twins, born November 2018 – if I look tired, you know why!!
My main interest is sports, in particular Football and Golf….if we start chatting about either, you may be here a long time!!

Paul Rowlands | Optician

Familiar face to a lot of our patients, Paul has worked with A1 for over 20 years, and is a firm favorite with many of you longstanding patients. 
If you book in to see Paul, I won’t be offended, honest 😉 You will be in very capable hands.

Clare Hodkinson | Dispensing Optician

None other than the previous owner! I am delighted that Clare has agreed to stay at A1 as our dispensing optician. Many of you will be very familiar with Clare, as she successfully ran the practice from 2001 to 2018

Rachel Jones | Dispensing Assistant

Our dispensing assistant Rachel has been an invaluable member of the A1 team for 3 years. Currently studying to become a dispensing optician, she has a keen eye for choosing the perfect frame for you! 


Call Us Today on 01978 366 189

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Under governing body advice, we have decided to POSTPONE ALL EYE-EXAMS, SPECS DISPENSE, AND COLLECTIONS until further notice.

Now more than ever is a time for us ALL to heed the advice given and stay at home as much as possible.

We are still here to take your calls and answer your emails.

We will triage ant URGENT/EMERGENCY requirement to ensure that you are seen quickly, and where possible, avoid referral to the hospital.

If we can help you in any way, please phone on

 01978 366189, or email hello@a1eyewear.co.uk

Look after yourselves and loved ones, and hopefully see you before too long.

Kind Regards,

Huw and the A1 Eyewear Team