In line with NHS guidance we are obliged to suspend all routine eye examinations. However we are open for urgent and essential care, this is being done on an “as required” basis which means we will see people by arrangement. This will enable us to manage our responsibilities to customers and staff. Also in line with NHS protocol we are able to offer remote consultations via e-mail or phone. If you have an eye problem which is visible when you look in the mirror (for other problems see below), simply photograph it and attach it to an e-mail ( containing your name, address and phone number, we will then contact you to advise how best to proceed. If you have a problem with your spectacles or contact lenses let us know by e-mail, phone or pop the spectacles through our letterbox with your name and number and we will do our best to repair them and get them back to you ASAP. If your Spectacles are lost or broken beyond repair, you feel your vision has changed rapidly or you need to order contact lenses please contact us as above and we will contact you to arrange the appropriate appointment. Our e-mail, answerphone and letterbox are being checked daily.

SCHearing can be contacted by e-mail: or by phone:077855574989.

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Established in 1939, we have provided eye care to Midsomer Norton and its environs for over 75 years.

Being completely independent, we have freedom to choose and stock any make or type of frame, spectacle lens or contact lens, giving our patients the benefit of the widest possible choice. This together with good, unhurried service and sound professional advice is our philosophy.

Staff Profiles

  • Optometrist:
    • Mrs Jeannette Barnett Bsc MC Optom Joined Edwards Opticians in 2007
  • Dispensing Optician / Practice Owner:
    • Mr Jon Plenty F.B.D.O.
  • Receptionists:
    • Mrs Caren Travetti F.S.M.C. Joined Edwards Opticians a while ago!
    • Mrs Sharon Petteford F.S.M.C. Joined Edwards Opticians 2008
    • Miss Niamh Curtain Joined Edwards Opticians 2019
    • Mr Jason Plenty Joined Edwards Opticians 2019

Do You Know ?

  • 1.8 million People in the UK are living with sight loss. For 53% of these, a simple sight test and new spectacles could really help.
  • A sight test can detect early signs of conditions like glaucoma, which can be treated if found soon enough
  • During a sight test, other health conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure may be detected.
  • For healthy eyes, eat well, don’t smoke and wear eye protection in bright sunlight.

See Eye Tests for more information.