About Us | Independent Opticians In Nottingham | Loxley Opticians

About Nottingham's Newest Independent Opticians

Find The Prefect Eyewear

We’re easy to get to in the heart of Nottingham’s City Centre, just off the Old Market Square on Friar Lane. You are the focus from the moment you arrive at our optician’s store, expect personalised one-to-one service where your optical stylist will aid you to find the perfect eyewear. You’ll have the largest selection of eye-catching (we couldn’t help ourselves!) independent eyewear in Nottingham to choose from.

You’ll always find Indy, our resident optometrist and director, to hand. We’re a family business, so if he’s ever away the reins are passed to his sister or brother, ensuring the service and care you receive never falters. Professionally, Indy and his sister are both qualified optometrists.

Our foundations are based on forming long term relationships

Your face is the first thing people see when they meet you, and it’s what they remember you by. So your eyewear plays a big part, be it glasses, sunglasses or contact lenses. We love helping you project the image you want to the outside world … and have fun while doing so.

We are proud optical geeks and we understand the lenses are equally as important as the eyewear. As independent opticians, we will partner your eyewear with lenses that will give you the best vision. We fit and supply lenses from Carl Zeiss, BBGR, Essilor (Varilux), Nikon, Hoya, Seiko and Tokai.

We know a visit to traditional opticians can be overwhelming, a visit to Loxley opticians is always relaxed and fun.

Book your visit online or call today. 


The Loxley way

As a family run independent opticians we are personable and flexible, we understand your needs are unique. We are always at the forefront of eye health to ensure you and your family receive the best health care. To see our specialists, visit our store in Nottingham’s City Centre on Friar Lane. 


17. October, 2021.
Great glasses, great experience over all! Very professional and also nice and attentive to detail, really appreciated the advice given and the help with frame choice. All my questions were answered and now I am wearing the perfect glasses! Thank you so much! Looking forward to my follow up!
Parvathy Prakash
Parvathy Prakash
28. September, 2021.
Amazing collection and very customer friendly. Would definitely recommend the shop to friends and family.
Lisa McL
Lisa McL
24. September, 2021.
Had such a great experience at Loxley opticians! Really friendly and personal customer service, and really appreciated all the help with choosing the right frames for me - I've had my glasses for about a week now and have already received so many compliments! Definitely recommend here, and I will definitely be back for all future eye appointments 🙂
Craig Brown
Craig Brown
23. September, 2021.
It’s always a pleasure to see someone operating at the top of their game and genuinely focusing (sorry!) on their customer which is in sharp contrast to the patronising, scripted advice and upsell you often get at the big optical chains. After a nice welcoming chat, Indy really took the time to absolutely nail my prescription, whilst offering some really useful, pragmatic advice to maintain my eye health. This was followed up with a styling consultation for a new pair of glasses where the guys suggested frames that would work for me- perfectly blending form and function. The end result was a pair of glasses that fit and suit me perfectly. I could not be happier with them. So if you own a pair of eyes and you would like them to work as well as they possibly can, then I highly recommend a visit to Loxley.
Magda Wilde
Magda Wilde
17. September, 2021.
Great experience, very nice and friendly, and a good selection of frames.
James Waldron
James Waldron
7. September, 2021.
Truly excellent experience. Literally twice as good an experience as have had at SS or VE in the past. The optometrist was very friendly and genuinely interested in you as a patient. Great communication skills and honesty in explaining things through. Will take all my eye exams here from now on!
6. September, 2021.
Indy is really welcoming and professional and explained everything really clearly to me. He was also very patient and kind whilst helping me choose my glasses. Great experience! Will definitely be returning!
Khawla bint al-Azwar
Khawla bint al-Azwar
27. July, 2021.
If you are looking to get prescriptions, I highly recommend Loxley Opticians. The customer service is amazing. I spent a long time picking a frame that I preferred, and the prescription glasses helps me a lot. Thanks Loxley Opticians!
Nathan Hayter
Nathan Hayter
6. July, 2021.
Top Quality Service. Booked an appt online with no issues, with a good overall eye health check as well as the usual "Read the letters" examinations! Felt comfortable at ease throughout the whole assessment. Then into the finding new glasses. So helpful! I think I ended up trying on every variation of frame possible.. but using the suggested "Maybe" and "No" pile to eventually get to a pair I am now wearing was wonderful. Such a hassle-free process, with no pressure at any point. Also they were done in 5 days, not 10! I know that might not be the case for everyone, but definitely 5 Star Service, very happy with my frames. Will be back when the next assessment is due!
James Dash
James Dash
28. June, 2021.
Recently had an eye test and bought new glasses from Loxley. The whole experience was very friendly, and they gave a lot of time for the eye test and helping me find the right pair of glasses. I highly recommend them and will definitely use again.

The Loxley Promise

Eye Test

We are focused on providing total eye care for you and your family. Our eye examinations (Eye Tests) are 45 minutes, rather than the typical 20-30 minutes you find on the high street, followed by your very own personalised eyewear styling. All our Eye Tests are carried out at our Nottingham City Centre Opticians, on Friar Lane.

Glasses & Sunglasses

We are fashion orientated, with a fine eye for detail and quality. We pride ourselves in supporting independent eyewear, giving you a choice of unique glasses and sunglasses to choose from. Indy and his siblings travel around the world meeting inspirational independent eyewear designers, who share the same values as Loxley.

We also have a range of accessories like Glasses chains, Sunglasses clips, Cases, Glasses cleaning cloths & sprays, replacement screws & nose pads.


When it comes to lenses we work with industry leaders, offering an array of lens manufacturers (like Carl Zeiss, BBGR and Essilor). With our understanding of your needs and with the guidance of our expert opticians, we will recommend the perfect lenses to suit your lifestyle.

See all of our

curated glasses

in store and online today.

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