Home - Still & Bedford
Since 1950
phone icon

New Brands

Available at Still & Bedford
We are excited to announce our NEW ranges of top brand eyewear at our branches.
Visit our opticians today and view our great selection of top brands on show.
Why not make an appointment with our eyewear stylist.
Young man and woman wearing Ray Ban sunglasses
Woman wearing Ralph Lauren sunglasses
Designer Eyewear Brands from £125
NHS logo

Book an Appointment

We will direct you to one of our appropriate team member and branch to help with your eye wear or eye care requirements.

NHS now available at our Ferndown branch!
Text: Bring your prescription
specialist-optometrist-text

Mr Ali Yasen

Still and Bedford are please to introduce Ali Yasen, a Specialist Optometrist, to our team

Book a high standard eye test with Ali today. Using all the latest equipment

A smiling man and woman - the woman is wearing glasses
Text: Glasses same day - new on-site lab
Bring your prescription to our Ferndown branch and after choosing your ideal frames we can produce your glasses same day with our on-site lab. (T&C apply)

Eye Care

We have provided excellence in eye care to a large local community in Bournemouth and the surrounding areas for over 70 years, a foundation built on our clients’ trust. We are proud to say the majority of clients join our practices’ after recommendations from family, friends and other healthcare professionals.

Have you experienced any of these issues?

Double Vision

Double Vision

Blurred Vision

Blurred Vision

Light Sensitivity

Light Sensitivity

Red eye

Red Eye

Headaches

Headaches

Eye Pain

Eye Pain

Light Sensitivity

Light Sensitivity

Red eye

Red Eye

Double Vision

Double Vision

Blurred Vision

Blurred Vision

Headaches

Headaches

Eye Pain

Eye Pain

If so then get in contact with us now and make an appointment with one of our Optometrists.
If you have an eye emergency then please call 0300 0194181

Our Belief

At Still & Bedford we believe in a different approach to eye care, focused on ethics, quality and integrity. At our independent, unique practices you are our valued client and we offer advice based on what we believe will genuinely help you.

Mr Bedford signature
Artistic drawing of eye glasses
Tony Benson
Read More
Full and thorough examination, explained in words and diagrams to an excellent standard and easily understood.
C D
Read More
Very helpful and knowledgeable optician. I had a bad experience with a well known chain of opticians and basically had unusable glasses but with Still & Bedford I felt understood and ended up with a prescription that suits me. Would definitely recommend this shop.
Rosemary Snell
Read More
I can’t fault the service and experience of the optometrist and receptionist I received today. Nothing was too much trouble, everything was explained in a way that one can understand. Good tips on what to do and what to use to make eyes more comfortable. Thank you.
Susan
Read More
As always an excellent experience from start to finish. A warm welcome and a very thorough, informative examination,
FISH4JUNK
Local Guide
Read More
super helpful and friendly staff. Had an eye test this week fab service and refreshing x
Roger Potter
Read More
A great, very professional team.
Nicola Mole
Read More
Great service and pleasant staff would happily recommend their services
Richard White
Read More
Always very helpful and as somebody who has had major eye problems in the last 2 years I can’t recommend them highly enough.
Julia Cocorachio
Read More
Very thorough eye exam, and the optician explained clearly what the diagnosis meant and gave really concise advise on aftercare
Steve Tomkinson
Read More
Excellent service, very thorough, efficient and professional. Always friendly and helpful.
Philip Douglas
Read More
Very thorough eye test and really helpful staff. Will definitely be going back
Sarah Fisher
Read More
Thorough and professional service by delightful staff. A delightful independent practice which I recommend to all. Thank you.
Elizabeth Mills
Read More
Excellent friendly service as usual. Very thorough examination and some sound follow-on advice.
Wendy Devine
Read More
Great personal service. The family have used them for many years and they are always totally professional, welcoming and caring.
Mike Fisher
Read More
been with still & Bedford for approx 14yrs always great service and listen to what I ask as have rp
Judith Kent
Read More
I have been going there for several years and always had good service. The staff are very helpful and explain everything
Jeffery Hurrell
Read More
First class service, was treated with courtesy and respect. New glasses proved to be very beneficial.
Graham Lowe
Read More
A very efficient eye test with full information of the results obtained. Very friendly staff who made me very welcome.
Ruth Potter
Read More
Excellent service and very thorouth. Very friendly, had plenty of time to answer all the questions. Can recommend it very hugely.
Clare Coleman
Read More
I was very impressed with the service I received. The advice and knowledge was very worthwhile and I didn’t feel rushed. Looking forward to my new glasses!
David Beeby
Read More
As always, a really positive experience here, all round. The Practice Manager, Rachel is cheerful, welcoming and efficient in her work. Today, I had a session with Optician Parag Patel; he was also excellent - again very efficient and friendly, explaining the various tests to me as he went along - really interesting!
Janet Thompson
Read More
Excellent service. Staff very polite. Thorough eye testing service. Listened to you.
Sally MacLaren
Read More
Excellent service as usual. The optician really took time to listen and explain everything to me as well as giving me a discount on my second pair of glasses. The practice manager, Rachel, is always very efficient and helpful.
Mrs LHB
Read More
Consistently excellent service. The staff make you feel comfortable and allow plenty of time to explain tests and answer any questions. Never feel rushed here. Fully recommended.
Mike Tattersall
Read More
Having been disappointed with my previous two visits to a well known High Street optician, I decided to try out a local independent optician instead - and very impressed I was. ... Above and beyond normal. A truly professional service from the outset, Thank you.
Marek Miś
Read More
The most professional eye exam you can get. Truly caring staff happy to share a wealth of knowledge about the test and results. Highly recommended.
Dorothy Long
Read More
I have a complicated eye condition and have experienced excellent care from both opticians and Rachel the practice manager. The eye test is thorough and properly explained. When I needed emergency glasses Rachel went above and beyond to make sure I had them as quickly as possible. Would highly recommended.
Martin Coleman
Read More
I had the most meticulous eye test I have ever experienced. Parag was very thorough using his amazing selection of eye testing equipment. Excuse the pun....but a real eye opener!! I specified what type of glasses I was looking to buy and very quickly a range of options were presented to me by the eyewear stylist Rachel. Within a week I picked them up. Love them!!!....
Derith Rolfe
Read More
This is an easy five star rating. Everyone is polite, thorough, and courteous. They are not pushing for a sale, they seem gueinuinly mindful of your eye health. No gastly puffing into the eye, just a very thorough eye test, in a very relaxed environment. Brilliant.
Lawson Jones
Read More
Very thorough eye test. Friendly and professional staff. Definitely recommend them.
Juliet Gush-Johns
Read More
Very professional and friendly , explained everything and very helpful regarding prices , definitely worthy of 5 stars.
Mike
Read More
Good service, not rushed coupled with a very detailed eye test. Would certainly recommend
Chris
Read More
Excellent professional personal service and attention to detail from the thorough testing to ensuring the finished specs were perfect. Very glad they've arrived in Ferndown!
Graham Ball
Read More
A very positive experience with staff that really care about what you want and what you need.
Diane Murcott
Read More
After each visit to Still and Bedford opticians I am confident I have received a comprehensive examination carried out by a proficient optometrist who understands my individual needs.
Michelle Yarrow
Read More
Thorough, extensive eye test by Mr Patel, great customer service from Rachel, very helpful choosing the right frame to suit, thoroughly recommend
David Trim
Read More
Extensive eye test with extremely helpful staff, thoroughly recommend their service.
Simon Edwards
Read More
Excellent service and advice. Good range of eye wear to choose from with excellent news of the new ranges coming soon which will include Ray Band, Ralph Lauren and Carrera.
Kate Wallis
Read More
Friendly very helpful professional service. Large selection of spectacles to choose from.
Mike Power
Read More
Very friendly, efficient and helpful service would recommend them to everyone.
Terry Cockerell
Read More
Courteous and professional service providing an excellent experience.
Ewa Nakielska
Read More
Very friendly and professional service, highly recommend this place!
Elaine Sealey
Read More
Thanks to Mr Trew for helping my mother so quickly and professionally when both my GP surgery and Bournemouth Eye Hospital were unwilling to see her as a temporary resident. You put all our minds at rest and we are very grateful.
Sue Aldridge
Read More
Very efficient & friendly service.
George Gadsden
Read More
A very professional eye test and there was no pushing to buy new glasses at the end of it.
Rosie Gayler
Read More
Very friendly, professional staff, informative, well positioned in the high street.
Previous
Next
NHS logo
Now Available at Ferndown and Moordown branches

Register your details below and we will get in touch.

Young man with beard wearing glasses outdoors on a sunny day

Make an Appointment
with Our Eyewear Stylist

Bring your prescription along with you and existing glasses.
You can also request your ideal time/date phone call back.

Add a time/date for a phone call back