Great Yarmouth Branch

As our reputation grew, so did the demand for our services from residents in the surrounding Norfolk areas. So, in 2016, we opened our Yarmouth branch at 35 Regent Street, taking over the reins from John Paxton who had opened the store as Paxton & Thomas back in 1983 after moving from Crown Road. The building was previously a bank, and yes, we still have the safes down in our cellar…sadly, the keys have been lost to time, so we’ve yet to open them to find the gold bullion bars inside!

John was an early pioneer of contact lens work and had a stellar reputation for customer service and independent ethos that matched our own, so when the time came for Paxton & Thomas to close its doors for the final time as John retired, we were more than happy to take over the existing business and welcome lots of new patients into the Great Yarmouth practice.

Whilst we provide all the same eye examinations, hearing tests, frames, contact lenses and hearing aids that we do at our Norwich branch, our Yarmouth team are also sports eyewear specialists. We stock one of the widest ranges of sports glasses and can advise you on the tints and options to help you achieve your sporting goals – whether you are a professional athlete or just beginning a new hobby.

Working closely with brands such as Oakley, Adidas, Bolle and Gator, we will supply lenses, with or without your prescription, that use the latest technology to enhance your performance.

In addition to sports enthusiasts, our Yarmouth branch continues to attract Norfolk residents of all ages for eye examinations, hearing tests, frames contact lens and hearing aids.

If you’d like to ask us a question, book an appointment or view our wide range of eye wear at our Yarmouth branch, simply pop in, call us on 01493 843937 or email us at


35 Regent Street,
Great Yarmouth,
Norfolk, NR30 1RR

Open hours

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 08:45 – 17:00
Wednesday: 08:45 – 17:00
Thursday: 08.45 – 17.00
Friday: 08.45 – 17.00
Saturday: 08.45 – 13.00
Sunday: CLOSED

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Norwich Opening

Mon: 08:35 - 17:30
Tues: 08:35 - 17:30
Wed: 08:35 - 17:30
Thurs: 08:35 - 19:30
Fri: 08:35 - 17:30
Sat: 08:35 - 16:30