Bowden & Lowe


With over 850 super styles in stock ranging from complete pairs with single vision lenses from just £39.50 to super sylish frames from William Morris, Ronit Furst, Lee Cooper, Jensen, Jaeger, Charles Stone, Bauhaus and many more we are bound to find exactly the right frame for you.

It is not just the prescription of your lenses but also the choice of lens type and fitting that can make a huge difference to the performance of your specs. We are the preferred practice in Medway of Zeiss who have been supplying superior optics since 1846.
Joining Eyeplan, for a small monthly fee, ensures your peace of mind regarding eye care. With different plans available to suit all members of the family benefits include:- unlimited advanced eye exams whenever you want them, unlimited pairs of spectacles at around 1/3rd reduction in usual cost, accidental damage cover on all complete pairs of specs supplied under the scheme and access to various special offers and events throught the year. Please ask us about Eyeplan when booking your appointment.
Lenses can be made up in single vision, bifocal, and progressive forms in a variety of materials to make them thinner, lighter, stronger, sunglasses, UV absorbing, polarising, self tinting and all can be with scratch resistant anti-reflection coatings to reduce unwanted reflections for better vision and better appearance.

Occupational needs also play a part with special lenses available for different hobbies, sports and occupations, even specs for use when applying your make-up! We will discus with you your optical needs to ensure that your specs do what you what them to do.

We stock a wide range of specs for children including Tomato glasses and MIRAFLEX
All spectacle frames can be made up to your prescription with sunglass lenses. Alternatively we have the Ocean Blue and Dakota range of prescription sunglasses plus the superb Maui Jim range. Originating from the island of Maui these sunglasses are just beautiful to wear and see through. Certainly no more eyestrain in the sunshine. Alternatively we can supply Drivewear lenses designed especially to reduce eyestrain and improve contrast for drivers.

LOW VISION AIDS For those who need more help than ordinary spetacles we also stock a range of devices and magnifying aids to help achieve the best vision possible for you. Please ask us about our Low Vision Assessments

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

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