David Cleworth

David Cleworth


Tom Joins Us for a Week

Over the years we have offered work experience placements to a handful of different pupils wishing to explore what goes on during a typical day in the opticians. When Tom, who has a very keen interest in graphic design and media, approached us asking if we would be happy to offer him a work experience placement, we jumped at the chance.

Maui Jim - Love Them or Return Them

We love Maui Jim sunglasses, there's no denying that they truly are a premium sunglass. Once you try Maui Jim, you won't look back. But why take our word for it? We'd like to offer you a risk-free trial of their prescription eyewear, and if you don't like them, simply return them for a full refund within 60 days of purchase.


Protect your child's eyes and have peace of mind with your purchase because every Polarized MiniShade™ is backed by our unbeatable Hide n’ Seek Loss & Damage Warranty covering you for a replacement pair if lost or damaged!

To make your 1-time warranty claim simply call 0121 772 3888. The warranty entitles the claimant to 1 pair of free replacement sunglasses if the registered pair is damaged or lost. All Claims have a £4.99 processing + shipping fee, payment will be taken at the time of the claim. Click here to begin your claim.

Happy Retirement Jenny!

Today we say farewell and good luck to our long-standing optometrist, Jenny Saunders who is working her last day with Barracloughs after over 36 years of dedicated service.

Stay safe behind the wheel

Every year we see new cars released with bigger and faster engines so it's no surprise that one in four fatal crashes are due to speed limits being ignored*. We need to remember that rural roads are not race tracks. Road Safety Week (20-26 Nov) aims to raise awareness of the serious risks of driving dangerously.


Staying true to simplicity and elegance is the essence of Kilsgaard. It is their Danish heritage, it runs in their veins, less is always more except when they talk about passion. Kilsgaard believe in creating evergreens: classic, yet contemporary and urban design. They really love it, when design lasts for decades, when you don’t grow tired of looking at its beauty or details. So they stay true to their designs and develop it in new materials and colours.

The Kilsgaard collection is stocked exclusively at your Lewes store.

Novelty Contact Lenses - Know the Risks

At this time of year, we get many people asking about novelty contact lenses. With lots of Halloween parties and events going on, it's a popular accessory, but there are true-to-life horrors that come with it...

Walter and Herbert

In September 1946, two young entrepreneurs partnered to create Optoplast Manufacturing Company Limited. In the 40 years that followed, Walter Conway and Herbert Thorn enjoyed great success as they developed technology such as the PIMO machine, an innovation that would shape the way spectacles were manufactured worldwide.

Today, James Conway and Daniel Thorn are continuing this legacy. Using seven decades of industry experience, they have created their own collection of frames using materials and techniques that would make Walter and Herbert proud. The Walter and Herbert collection is stocked at your Lewes, Battle and Polegate stores.

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