Call to make an appointment in Bury St Edmunds 01284 754 541
or Stowmarket 01449 612 984 for eye tests and eye care products in Suffolk.

What We Offer






Peel and Gudgin are an independent firm of opticians, established in Suffolk since 1936. We welcome children and have wheelchair access at both of our practices.

We are free from sales targets and directions from Area Managers etc. We have the experienced staff who can give you and your family a personal service, providing you with advice and guidance based on your needs and our findings. Nothing more, nothing less.

Qualified and Registered Dispensing Opticians

At Peel and Gudgin the person who helps you choose your frames and lenses will have spent years studying to become a fully qualified and registered Dispensing Optician. They have the skills and knowledge to help you make the best choices. Unlike most of our rivals we do not employ semi-qualified staff such as Dispensing Assistants.


Employing fully qualified staff prevents our spectacles from being the cheapest in town. Our prices are far from being the highest though, and we offer discounts if you want or need more than one pair of spectacles to the same prescription. We provide a range of frames and lenses that are free to children and patients who are on benefits.

Reglazing and Repairs

Unlike some opticians we have always been willing to put new lenses into your own frame if your prescription has changed but you don’t want new frames. We advise against this if the frame is very old and always do this at owner’s risk.

If you have broken your spectacles we maybe able to repair them immediately.

If you have lost your spectacles, depending on prescription and staff holiday we are sometimes able to make up replacement spectacles within an hour.

Brands we Stock

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During the Covid 19 lockdown Peel and Gudgin have remained open to provide Emergency Appointments and spectacle Repairs to anyone that needs them and to maintain the supply of contact lenses to our patients.

We have been instructed by NHS England that we are now allowed to perform routine eye examinations.

We have returned our opening hours to 9am until 1 pm and 2pm until 5.30pm on week days.
We will open on Saturday mornings from 9am until 12.30 from Saturday 18th July.

Please telephone if you know that you need an appointment or want to discuss coming to see us.

We have been asked to prioritise those in greatest need.
We have also been asked to remind those patients at greatest risk from Covid 19 that waiting until the level of virus in the community is lower might be a better option than coming for an examination now.

We have taken measures to safe guard the health of our patients and our staff.

For the foreseeable future we ask that you wear a face mask when you visit us.
We will do the same.
You will have to knock on the door to be let in and you will have your temperature measured before being invited in and asked to wash your hands with gel provided.
We ask that you don’t arrive too early for your appointment as we have reduced the number of seats in our waiting area. For the same reason we ask that you arrive alone unless you need a carer or parent to be with you.

Please do not try to enter the practice if you have symptoms of Covid 19

While we are doing everything we can to keep everyone safe it is impossible to eliminate risk when performing an eye examination. We understand that you may want to wait until this risk is lower, in a few months.

Either way, we are looking forward to seeing you soon.