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.


About Us

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Tim Bowden FADO (Hons) C.L., FFDO, FBCLA. Tim is a contact lens optician who has specialised in contact lens fitting and after-care for over 30 years, having started in optics over 40 years ago. Until recently he was a visiting lecturer in the contact lens department of City and Islington College in London and is still a contact lens examiner for the Association of British Dispensing Opticians.
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Elisabeth Lowe BSc FBCO. Elisabeth is an optometrist with over 40 years' experience graduating from London's City University in 1973. Her optical interests include colour vision, ocular muscle balance, children’s vision and dry eyes. As a musicians herself she is very interested and skilled in prescribing for various occupational needs especially musicians.
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Expect a warm welcome from our receptionists Anita and Lesley who are happy to help with any enquiries you have and arrange sight tests, contact lens fittings, follow-up checks and advise on a range of accessories and sundries.


Our aim is your complete 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