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A little bit about us

Biggs Opticians is an independent family business established in 1981.

We are passionate about providing an extremely comprehensive service all the way through from your sight test to collection of your spectacles.

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We focus on great design and quality.

Our frame range is extensive and includes something to suit everyone.

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  • Business as usual, however...... In these unprecedented, challenging times, apart from adopting the Governments policy we have introduced a few extra measures in our Practices to keep everyone safe.
Our staff are well equipped with hand sanitiser and, for the immediate future, we will be adopting a cashless policy.

Our display spectacles and sunglasses are cleaned on a regular basis. They will also be cleaned immediately after they have been tried on and before going back on display.

We have also introduced further stringent sanitizing of our equipment, which may impact on slightly longer eye examinations.
We will be closely monitoring the situation and will react accordingly.

It might be worth checking you have a good supply of contact lenses and considering placing an order if you are running low.

Please contact us if you have any questions or queries.

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We have had to make the very difficult decision to temporarily close our doors to the public from Saturday 21st March at 9am.

We consider the safety of our patients and colleagues paramount. Yesterday evening The College of Optometrists issued a statement applying restrictions on certain elements of the eye examination.

We therefore feel that we can no longer provide you with the comprehensive service we pride ourselves on, so will postpone sight tests until we can resume our normal service.

Please bear with us as we navigate this exceptionally difficult time.

We will continue to work behind closed doors to process and fulfill outstanding orders. To date we have experienced no delays within the supply chain of either spectacles lenses, frames or contact lenses.

We are still taking orders via telephone and email. If you cannot reach us by telephone, we encourage making contact by email. The email address is:

We will make arrangements to deliver orders by post or by home delivery if not possible by post.

If you are experiencing any emergency ocular symptoms and you need advice, please contact MECS our local provider of emergency eye care triage.

A list of participating practitioners can be found here:

or google 'Kent and Medway LOC' and click on the tab ‘MECS’.

Thank you for your understanding.

- Ray, Lorna, Sian and Tom Biggs