Bowden & Lowe

01634 851783

Opticians and Contact Lens specialists

With a combined experience of over 80 years, and as conscientious independent opticians, we like to take time to listen to your concerns and requirements before making any recommendations for your eye care and if necessary, your eye wear. Utilising the latest technology and by providing a level of care to match, our aim is for your total satisfaction.


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Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:30
Thursday: 09:00 - 17:30
Friday: 09:00 - 18:30
Saturday: 09:00 - 16:00

Satisfaction Guarantee

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117 Watling Street, Chatham, Gillingham ME7 2YX
01634 851783

We know that having an eye examination can sometimes be stressful, but relax, have a cup of tea or coffee and know that you are in the best of hands. Our small, but perfectly formed, team ensures that whenever you visit the practice you will see the same friendly faces in our comfortable, unhurried surroundings.
We recommend that all our patients upgrade to our Optomap Advanced Eye Examination which includes twin laser retinal screening, a totally painless way, without the use of eye drops, to examine extensively your eyes light sensitive film to ensure your eyes health. See our eyecare page for more details.
If you have ever been tempted to try contact lenses, or perhaps have even been told you are not suitable for them, it could be that as specialists in the fitting of contact lenses, we may be able to help, especially for more complex prescriptions and those with sensitive eyes.
Even contact lenses can sometimes get in the way for things such as water sports, swimming and martial arts. One choice would be laser refractive surgery but we can offer Overnight Vision Correction. This is a totally reversible process so you do not need to wear lenses during the day and, for children in particular, Overnight Vision Correction lenses are proven to reduce the progression of myopia.