Idlewells Shopping Centre

Tel: 01623 552456

Open Monday to Sunday
Monday to Wednesday 8.30am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm (late opening for regular staff training)
Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm


The award winning practice is part of the successful Specsavers group of Opticians.

To make an appointment log on to the website or call 01623 552 456.

The practice was opened in 1995 with a move to bigger premises in 2002. It has won numerous accolades including the UK's Multiple practice of the year award 2013, the UK's Optical Assistant Team of the Year 2011 and the UK's Family Optician of the Year 2009 in the annual awards run by Optician magazine which is the leading industry journal. We also won the first customer service award in the Chad in 2009 and in 2013 attained the silver Investors in People Quality standard.

See December 2013 article in Optician magazine 

We support and sponsor many local organisations during the year including Sutton Community Academy, John Eastwood Hospice, Huthwaite Football Club U13s, Mansfield Hosiery Mills Football Club U16s, Teversal FC, Ashfield Voluntary Action. We also support Guide Dogs for the Blind, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, the Ashfield Food Bank and Macmillan Cancer Support. We collect spectacles for recycling and in 2013 a team went out to Africa to test the local population and supply them with free spectacles. A short film of the trip can be found at 

A wide range of frames are on display. Full eye examinations including OCT scanning which is made available at no cost to all our patients. This advanced scan allows our optometrists to view the retina in much greater detail and is useful in the early detection of conditions such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and retinal detachment amongst others.

We offer a full diabetic screening service with accredited Optical Assistants for the North Nottinghamshire programme and also participate in the fast-track wet macular degeneration scheme and cataract schemes in conjunction with the local hospital.

Specsavers has built a reputation for friendly, professional and caring service. We aim to make it quick and easy to arrange an appointment, and orders for glasses will be completed with the minimum of fuss. There are hundreds of frame styles to choose from and if you need any advice, our team are available to help. We collect feedback from our clients daily and use this to improve our service. There is an online survey with a monthly opportunity to win £50 to spend at a local business as well as an opportunity to win a £500 national prize.

We supply a full hearing service as well as corporate eyecare with downloadable vouchers available for employers (see for details)

Specsavers combines the friendliness and local knowledge that comes from being part of the community, with the major benefits of a large optical group. Our Clear Price policy, free eyecare for children and a complete contact lens fitting and aftercare service are just some of the advantages of choosing Specsavers Opticians.

We look forward to welcoming you to our practice!

Additional Information: 

Specsavers in Sutton In Ashfield can now fulfil all your employees' eyesight ends with Specsavers Corporate Eyecare eVouchers.

The eVouchers cover all aspects of eyecare for employees at all levels. They are simple to use and offer unrivalled value for money.

Employers electronically distribute the eVouchers to their staff as necessary and then leave the rest to us. There's no time-consuming administration, month-end invoice reconciliation, nor any back-end charges, guaranteed.

VDU eyecare

Eye test and up to £65 towards glasses, £17 per eVoucher for VDU use only

Optical care

Eye test and up to £65 towards glasses, £35 per eVoucher

Optical care for drivers

Eye test and up to £65 towards glasses, £35 per eVoucher

Safety eyewear

A full range of eyewear solutions from £36.81 per eVouchers

Premium club eVouchers

£20 off glasses. Extra free discount

Visit us in store in the Idlewells Shopping Centre or go online at to find out more.