Contact us:


01473 252 595


8 Queen Street


Suffolk  IP1 1SS

Opening Hours:


Monday-Friday 915am-5pm

Saturday 9am-2pm

Sunday closed

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About Ipswich Observatory the Opticians

Ipswich opticians in Suffolk. We have stayed open throughout the pandemic as an essential service. However, we are continuing to operate by appointment only. Please book an appointment before visiting. Even though lockdown is ending, we are maintaining our safety procedures. It’s just a nicer way of working and protects everyone from all illness, not just Covid (who wants even a cold?). We want our patients to have peace, comfort and increased personal safety. Not to mention the one-to-one attention without interruption! We are flexible. If you have an emergency or would like to browse and we’re not too busy, just ask.

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.

We are locally owned and independent. That means we are not tied to any specific brands. We attend optical trade shows and hand pick the frames that we love, and we believe that you will love too! 


If you are looking for a friendly, independent opticians in Ipswich, we would be happy to help you.

Services at Ipswich Observatory the Opticians

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Comprehensive Eye Exam

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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

Cocoa Mint



Face a Face




Jasper Conran




LK Bennett


Maui Jim

Michael Kors




Ocean Blue

Oliver Peoples

Original Penguin

Polo Ralph Lauren


Ray-Ban Glasses

Ray-Ban Sunglasses

Ray-Ban Junior

Rock Star Kids



Tom Ford

William Morris London



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Parking at Ipswich Observatory the Opticians

Queen Street in Ipswich has recently become pedestrianised so you can no longer park in front of the practice. 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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