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01473 252 595


8 Queen Street


Suffolk  IP1 1SS

Opening Hours:

Monday Closed

Tuesday-Friday 915am-5pm

Saturday 9am-2pm

Sunday Closed

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About Ipswich Observatory the Opticians

Ipswich opticians in Suffolk. Please note that we are continuing to operate with a locked door. Please ring the door bell to gain entry.

If you have any health concerns and/or would like us to take extra care with regards to any respiratory illness including Covid, flu or even a cold, please let us know and we will take additional precautions. Please feel free to contact us to discuss.

We were a finalist at the EADT Business Awards for Customer Care in 2016 and were very proud to win the EADT Business Award for our Community Involvement in 2017.

Observatory the Opticians is a locally owned, independent opticians. Being independent means that we are not tied to any specific brands. We attend optical trade shows and choose the brands that we love the most, and that we hope you will also love. Our eye tests are relaxed, with lots of time to ask questions. We can offer you expert advice in a relaxed, safe environment. We stock a large variety of frames that range from affordable to designer including Tom Ford, Ray-Ban, MOSCOT, Maui Jim, Oakley and Prada.

If you are looking for a friendly, independent opticians in Ipswich that takes customer service seriously, we would be very happy to help you.

Services at Ipswich Observatory the Opticians

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Comprehensive Eye Exam

What to expect during your eye test.
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Optical Coherence Tomography

High-tech eye testing equipment, it's like an MRI for the eyes.

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Sunglasses, contact lenses, solutions & more - COMING SOON!

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Children's Eyecare

We can test at any age and sell a wide range of children's glasses.

Contact Lenses

All major brands for all ages.
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Brands we stock at Ipswich Observatory the Opticians



Charles Stone New York


Eco Conscious

Face a Face






LK Bennett


Maui Jim

Michael Kors


Oakley Glasses & Sun

Ocean Blue

Oliver Peoples

Original Penguin

Polo Ralph Lauren

Prada Glasses & Sun

Ray-Ban Glasses & Sun

Ray-Ban Junior

Rock Star Kids



Ted Baker


Tomato Glasses Kids

Tom Ford




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Parking at Ipswich Observatory the Opticians

Queen Street in Ipswich is now pedestrianised so you can no longer park in front of the practice although you can still drop off. However, there are two car parks within a 2 minute walk. Cromwell Square car park, 14 Cromwell Square, IP1 1TS is an outdoor, paid car park. Buttermarket car park, Falcon Street, IP1 1SL is covered and paid.

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