Gray & Bull Styling Opticians, Nottingham’s Oldest Independent Opticians, Purveyors Of Luxury & Pioneers Of Original Eyewear

Gray & Bull Styling Opticians are the oldest independent opticians in Nottingham. Originally established in 1806, Gray & Bull Styling Opticians originally went by the name of Gray & Selby until 1939.

Gray & Bull Styling Opticians is based on Pelham Street which is just off Clumber Street where it meets with High Street and at the start of the fashionable Hockley/Lace Market area within the Creative Quarter of Nottingham City Centre. Their aim has been to create a warm and welcoming environment within the traditionally furnished surroundings. In a market dominated by larger optical groups, here is a practice dedicated to providing patients with a reassuring, individual and professional service.

The practice is located just a few minutes walk from intu Victoria Centre, intu Broadmarsh, Kings Walk, Friar Lane and around the corner from Bridlesmith Gate, Wheeler Gate, the Flying Horse and the Exchange Arcade. On street parking is available on George Street and Broad Street (just off Carlton Street) in Hockley. Closest car parks are the Lace Market and Trinity Square car parks.

Focus is always on providing a truly comprehensive and personal eye-care and eye-wear service that offers patients and clients the reassurance that their eye sight and spectacles are being looked after by qualified Dispensing Opticians, Optometrists (Ophthalmic Opticians) and Optometry support staff (Optical Assistants).

For over two centuries, Gray & Bull Styling Opticians has served people from all around the world, not just the UK, and regularly continues to see clients from neighbouring Derby, Leicester, Lincoln and South Yorkshire.

Gray & Bull Styling Opticians offers both Private and NHS eye examinations (eye tests) and also provides a comprehensive contact lens fitting, supply and after-care service.

Gray & Bull Styling Opticians are genuinely passionate about providing the best possible product for the needs of the client and as such, they specialise in Dispensing and Styling Consultations to help their clients find the perfect eyewear.

The largest range of exclusive, quality and niche eyewear is available from global brands such as: Anne et Valentin and Dita from France; Barton Perreira, Jacques Marie Mage, Moscot and Mr. Leight from USA; Mykita from Germany; Theo from Belguim and Vinylize from Hungary to name but a few.

Gray & Bull Styling Opticians remains committed to dispensing only the very best ophthalmic lenses by manufacturers like Nikon Lenswear and Zeiss lens into some of the finest hand-made frames and glasses (spectacles) from around the world. Indeed, emphasis is always placed on a personal service, correctly fitted frames and accurately dispensed ophthalmic lenses.

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The Pelham Street practice is open from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday and Saturday from 9am-5.30pm.
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