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Over 30 years helping people to see well and look good…
The perfect style to suit all tastes… Beautiful frames for everyday living… A frame ideal for the busy workplace… Glasses to suit even the most discerning of customers… A pair for the weekend… Get in touch with us today…
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Over 30 years helping people to see well and look good…

We have served families for two or more generations are proud of our high reputation for retaining traditional values of service and expertise.
Our highly qualified staff are regularly trained in the most modern opticians techniques using state of the art equipment in our well appointed consulting rooms.
Using Hi-Tech Retinal Scanners to help discover at the earliest point  any abnormality in your eyes that may be present or reassure that all is well objectively. 
Leave details of your appointment request below and reception will get in touch with you. Whilst we cannot guarantee to have slots at your preferred choice, we will do our best to get you booked in at a convenient time…
  • 30 Years Experience
  • Individual Service
  • Fully Trained Staff
  • State of the Art Equipment
  • Designer Frames for Adults & Children
David Snow Opticians in Hythe, Kent

- Chris Snow

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Eyeplan is a fantastic way of both looking after your eyes and receiving great value from your local independent optician, David Snow Optician. For a small monthly fee Eyeplan customers receive a number of different benefits.

Personal Eye Care
Eye care is not just about deciding whether you need spectacles or not. Your overall eye and general health should be checked regularly by a qualified optometrist.

Eyeplan Schemes

There are Eyeplan schemes that take care of members whatever stage of life they are at or whether they prefer contact lenses, glasses or both.

Accidental Damage Cover
All spectacles purchased whilst by members of Eyeplan are covered by the Accidental Damage Scheme. Simply put; for two years from date of purchase of your spectacles they will be covered against any accidental damage.
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The one thing we care about more than anything is the health of your eyes.
Because sight is so valuable, it is vital to not only be proactive about your eye health but also ensure that you choose the healthcare provider with the training and experience required to fully meet your needs.
It is important to have an eye examination on a regular basis. We recommend that children and those aged over 70 have an eye test every year and that everyone has their eyes tested every two years (unless otherwise advised by your optometrist).
Aside from checking your eyesight, regular eye examinations can pick up early signs of eye conditions such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy and can detect underlying general health issues such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
At David Snow Opticians you can be assured that you will receive the very best treatment from highly trained staff. We are also firm believers in ensuring that we explain everything clearly.
You can book your eye test with us today by contacting us on 01303 263 770 or by booking online.
Do you remember when an eye examination consisted only of being asked to read from a chart?
You will still have a full check of your ability to read figures both in the distance, and at a normal distance for reading although now the letters are created by a projector.
However, there is far more these days to an eye test than a simple vision check. We have a suite of equipment which examines the health of your eye in many different ways. For example our digital cameras take detailed images and 128 individual scans of the back of the eye which are effectively cross-sections through the retina and show up the structures of the back of the eye in incredibly fine detail.  It can then put all the scans together to produce a three dimensional image of the retina which allows us to see and understand much better the very fine changes which can be the indications of something going wrong.
The images are stored on our computer so we can look at them at your next eye examination to look for any trends or changes in the condition of your eyes.
These tests are included in our Premium Private eye examination and allow us to spot the early onset of various medical conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration or an incipient cataract.
This can also be added to a standard NHS sight test at a cost of £25 which we consider is a small price to pay for the reassurance that these extraordinary tests give.
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Opticians in Hythe, David Snow glasses range
We mainly supply Lenses by Rodenstock as they are the only prescription house which manufactures high quality spectacle frames together with advanced lenses. Also, unlike every other supplier they uniquely supply a complete pair of spectacles fully guaranteed for two years.

For those with even more specialist requirements we use Shamir Lens needs some detail here of the conditions it remedies and the benefits.
Spectacle frames are far more than a means of holding lenses. They are an important feature of the way the world sees you and the image you wish to project: fashionable, businesslike, sophisticated or fun.

We’ve heard that some people with perfect 20 20 vision wear frames to enhance their appearance. So whether you want discreet gold or funky scarlet, David Snow Opticians can offer a wide range of choice and price.

Frames Joop morgan zeiss and Jaguar from Menrad
Rodenstock, Uvex Netline Porsche from Rodenstock
Blue, Kikai, Clarity from Sightcare
Christies, Theme, enrico coveri. Bluemarine
Anna Hickman
Anglo American Eyewear
For Children Fabulous range of frames inc Eyestuff, Star Wars Jump and Miraflex
For teenagers Edge and Lipsy London

We are able to repair most spectacle breakages
We will give a free assessment of the cost so you can decide whether you want to go ahead with this or opt for a new pair of spectacles

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contact lenses
    • Soft Daily Contact Lenses - Super comfortable all day wear convenient
    • Extended over night Contact Lenses
    • No need to take out at night
    • Rigid Gas Permeable or Hard Lenses
    • Long lasting or for special requirements
    • Bifocal/Multifocal Contact Lenses
    • For when your arms aren't long enough
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David Snow Opticians in Hythe, exterior building
the optician
Chris Snow, owner of David Snow Opticians is an Optometrist and Dispensing Optician with a speciality in Retinal Digital imaging and scanning for the early detection of Glaucoma Macular degeneration and other retinal lesions.

  • Thorough eye examination with an experienced Optometrist
  • High quality spectacle dispensing
  • The latest Free Form Lenses
  • Glaucoma early detection
  • Retinal scanning
David Snow Opticians is based in the Red Lion Square part of Hythe high street
Parking is available in a number of closely located car parks.

12 High Street
CT21 5AT


01303 263770

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 09.00 - 13.00 and 14.00 - 17.00
Wednesday Half day closing
Saturday: 09.00 - 12.30
Sunday: Closed
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David Snow Opticians offers free advice on your Eye Care health by regularly publishing articles and offering a free member subscription service through this blog. Feel free to read through the articles, join us to receive free advice direct to your inbox and just get in touch you have any questions…

Drinking lots of water is good for your eyes too; because it helps them stay hydrated.
Make sure you get plenty of sleep, as this will revitalise your eyes and keep them feeling fresh.
And don't forget carrots - they're packed with a nutrient that converts to Vitamin A.
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  • 12 High Street
  • Hythe
  • Kent
  • CT21 5AT