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The Eye Place, Towcester (inc John Carrington Opticians)

Located in a small market town in Northampton, John Carrington Opticians was established over 40 years ago. John’s ethos was providing the best quality eye care to his patients and was the first high street opticians to have a camera to photograph the back of the eye. Acquired by Alex Kemp in 2019, The Eye Place group is focused on continuing this quality of care by introducing high end technology to provide the most thorough eye care possible.

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The World's Most Advanced Eye Exam is here

Over the best part of two decades, Alex has created a custom level of eye examination which is now The Eye Place standard. Taking place in The Eye Place's Eye Lab, The Comprehensive Plus Exam harnesses the full power of specialist eye health technology, analysed by our highly experienced and knowledgeable Optometrists, making it one of the most comprehensive eye examinations in the world.

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We’re experts in matching faces up to their perfect frames! From super premium brands to on trend luxury must-haves and to mid range and budget names we have your perfect match.

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Contact Lenses

Sometimes life’s just easier without glasses. Our range of contacts promote not only excellent vision but you can choose them to fit in with your life.

Inside Towcester



The Eye Place, Towcester 215-217 Watling Street Towcester NN12 6BX

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Opening times
  • Monday: 08:30 - 17:30
  • Tuesday: 08:30 - 17:30
  • Wednesday: 08:30 - 17:30
  • Thursday: 08:30 - 17:30
  • Friday: 08:30 - 17:30
  • Saturday: 08:00 - 16:30
  • Sunday: Closed

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The Eye Place - Towcester (Inc John Carrington Opticians)

4.9 from 29 reviews


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Debbie Cox


We tried two national High Street opticians when my 7 year old son refused to wear his glasses. One of my husbands clients recommended The Eye Place. We took along Rupert's other glasses to his appointment. Immediately, faults were identified with his previous prescriptions, and Rupert was given a new set of glasses. As he put them on, his first words were 'Wow, mum - I can see your necklace.' He now happily wears them without any issues at all. There are very few places that offer such a personal service with the same faces everytime you visit. I would highly recommend The Eye Place.

3 weeks ago

Gr Mo


The Eye Place in Towcester took over from the excellent John Carrington Opticians and, having taken the business to new premises across the road, it has elevated the service to the next level. Bright, spacious and with new equipment, this Optician continues to provide the friendly and professional eye care I came to expect at Carrington’s. The team always has time for their customers and it is always a pleasure to visit.

a month ago

Lisa Blott


Fantastic service again! Staff are brilliant! They recommended varifocals to me and I am so pleased that I took their advice. Took a bit of getting used to .. but what a game changer! Thanks guys!

3 weeks ago



Great service, friendly, no pressure and most importantly very good at examinations and explanations for corrective measures and processes they use.

2 weeks ago