We are an independent Opticians and Contact lens practitioners, located in Carterton, Oxton. Established in 1981, we have been providing professional, individual eye care to locals for over 30 years.

Our opticians now look after 10,000 customers with an emphasis on the provision of a personal service. Our friendly and experienced opticians and team take time to fully evaluate your vision and eye health needs.

Our philosophy at Michael Lowe & Partner Opticians is to ensure you receive a truly professional service and every customer is 100% happy with their purchase.

‘Your Vision for the Future’

Frames and Lenses

Here at Michael Lowe & Partners Opticians we understand that everybody has different budgets, aspirations and needs when it comes to choosing eyewear. Browse, try on and select from our extensive selection of both high quality and designer eyewear in both children’s and adult styles to cater for all budgets. We are waiting to offer you assistance in your selection of your purchase. As an independent practice we take pride in the fitting and glazing of your spectacles to the greatest accuracy so you leave us 100% happy with the service you have experienced.

At Michael Lowe & Partners Opticians we are always looking for the latest in lens technology. All our lenses have advanced and specialised properties and benefits, enabling you to achieve the best possible vision. We dispense single vision, Bi-focal, Occupational and Varifocal lenses, each with their specific features. You can also choose from a selection of thin and light lenses and lenses that are optimised for driving, polarised lenses and more, according to your individual requirements.

Lens Coatings

Working with the industry leader of lens coating, Essilor, we offer a range of services to protect your lenses against everyday dangers.

  • Lasting protection for eye-health, blocking harmful UV rays
  • Winner of many awards, Optifog offers fog free vision for glasses wearers
  • Protects against the five enemies of clear vision; reflections, smudges, scratches, dust and water.

Ask in-store to discover the power of Essilor. Click here to see the video.





Sunglasses are a great style accessory, however they are also imperative to the health of your eyes. UV light from the sun has the same damaging effect on our eyes as it does on our skin. Exposure to sunlight in the worst case can result in cataracts.

Sunglasses play a vital role in protecting our eyes from the harmful effects of UV light. It is therefore important that you choose a pair that offers 100% UV blockage.

We stock a wide selection of unbranded and designer frames. Most of the frames can be glazed to your prescription with single vision, bi-focal and varifocal lenses.

You can also have your lenses tinted, graduated, mirrored or polarised.

It is essential for sunglasses to provide protection foremost, as well as enhancing your vision and being comfortable.


Eye Examinations

Regular eye examinations are important for everyone, whether you have a problem or not.
The eye examination that we provide ensures, that you do not only experience the highest standard of clear and comfortable vision, but also checks the health of your eyes.

At Michael Lowe & Partners Opticians we offer private, NHS and children’s eye examinations. Our professional qualified opticians take the time to fully understand your individual vision and eye health.




Digital Retinal Photography

This allows us to see the back of the eye (the Retina) in much more detail. It helps the Optometrist to detect and monitor sight threatening eye conditions earlier and is especially good for looking for the smallest of changes from the previous visit.

Retinal photography is especially useful for common eye conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration  and diabetic retinopathy as early detection is paramount to ensure a healthier outcome.


Field Screening

Visual field tests assess the potential presence of blind spots which could indicate a number of conditions of the eye such as Glaucoma to neurological diseases.


Intra-Ocular pressure measurement

This assesses the pressure of the eyes by the use of an air puff. In certain circumstances eye drops can by used to take a more accurate reading if required. This is very useful in the early detection of certain types of Glaucoma.

Contact Lenses

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