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01227 760 501
Pybus Shop Front
opening hours

Opening Hours


Mon-Fri: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Sat: 9.00am - 1.00pm
Sun: Closed

A warm welcome from Jon, Suzi & the team

Your vision is precious and deserves the best possible care, from people you trust. Yes, you may need help with seeing clearly, but you also want to look your best. At Pybus Opticians, we know how important it is to look after and protect your eyes, make the most of your vision and look good.  And you may be surprised how affordable our services are…

Long-established and family-friendly, we provide highly qualified professional testing and dispensing, together with truly independent advice on – and selection of – glasses, contact lenses and other aids. None of our staff is on commission, and you’ll have all the time you need to make a choice. We’re not tied to suppliers, and if we don’t have what you’re looking for, we can order in frames for you to try. We want all our customers to be really happy with everything we supply – and to come back again.

We supply as standard what other opticians charge higher prices for, because we think it’s right. And we pride ourselves in helping you choose eyewear that suits you perfectly and makes you feel wonderful. So whether you’re aiming for fashionable, traditional or just comfortable, contact us on 01227 760 501 or call in!

Eye examinations

At Pybus we use the most up-to-date equipment for NHS and private testing, but we also explain what it is for and what it’s telling us about your eyes and your vision.

We always make testing as relaxed and easy as possible, but we know some people are particularly nervous: please let us know if you are!

Eye Examinations

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Our glasses & contact lenses

As we’re independent of suppliers and licensing deals, we can offer a wide range of glasses in a variety of frames, colours, styles and materials. We also supply the latest lenses and coatings, as well as contact lenses.

Pybus specialises in dispensing for low vision and age-related medical conditions. We also supply protective eyewear for work and sporting activities.

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Our history

There have been opticians based in our beautiful mediaeval building at 5 Palace Street since the 1980s. Suzi Logan-Thomas and Jon Brothwell took over the business in the heart of Canterbury in March 2013.

The previous owners, Mr and Mrs Pybus, had in their turn replaced Tinto & Walker, who’d moved here in 1982. Not quite a dynasty of optometrists, but pretty close! And the building still has its secrets…

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