As an independent and family-run business,

Here at Nicholson Eyecare in Bransgore, we have always been committed to giving our patients bespoke, family-friendly services and products in a non-pressurised environment.

Nicholson Eyecare was established by Stephen Nicholson in 1994 above Elizabeth’s bakery, and then moved to our current location in 2000, serving the local communities of Christchurch, Ringwood, Bransgore, Sopley, Burton and Burley. Allowing us to create long-standing patient relationships.

Stephen has since retired and left the ownership of Nicholson Eyecare in the very capable hands of his daughter, Clare Dorkins.

Our services

Part of offering a personalised service means taking our time with every patient, so we’ll never rush you during your visit. Our adult eye Enhanced Examinations take around an hour, while our children’s eye exams can take up to 30 minutes, giving us plenty of time to carry out all the necessary assessments.

Our services include:

  • Eye examinations (private and NHS)
  • Dorset and Hampshire glaucoma services
  • Post-cataract assessments
  • MECS and CUES emergency eyecare
  • Soft, RGP, and Ortho-k contact lens fitting and aftercare.
  • A dedicated children’s clinic; including NHS eye examinations, functional vision screening, and full functional assessments.
  • Myopia control
  • Spectacle dispensing

Our technology

We’re always researching the latest technology, as keeping our equipment up to date is an essential part of delivering the highest standard of eyecare and products to our patients.

Most recently, we have invested in a new computer system as well as updating our sight testing equipment. We have installed a hospital grade Heidelburg Spectralis OCT, which is one of the most advanced devices for scanning your eyes. Most recently we have invested in a Henson 9000 fields screener.

Frames and contact lenses

Our technology isn’t the only thing that’s had an update – we also regularly spent time modernising our frame collections and displays.

So, whether you’re looking for designer frames from popular brands, more exclusive eyewear that can’t be found on the high street, or classic bestsellers, we’ll be sure to have something for you. We also offer designer sunglasses, children’s frames, and prescription sports sunglasses.

We want to make high quality, stylish eyewear affordable to you, which is why we offer a complete range of frames and lenses starting from just £69.00, and a free range with a valid NHS voucher.

We’ve also updated our contact lenses after researching the latest technology available and are now able to offer myopia control management to help slow the progression of short-sightedness in children.

Contact us

Get in touch with our friendly team to find out more or to get advice about your eyecare today – we look forward to speaking to you!