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Chalmers Opticians, Cardiff

Chalmers Opticians are a large independent practice based in Cardiff and has been in existence for over 60 years. As a family concern, Ian Chalmers joined in 1980 and developed Chalmers Opticians into one of the leading optical practices in South Wales for development of new technology and personal eyecare. Chalmers Opticians provide professional eyecare, in a personal and caring way.

With over 30,000 patients Chalmers Opticians success is based on the revisiting of patients to the practice on a continual basis. Chalmers Opticians  specialises in all areas of eyecare and has leading edge technology with specialist equipment for eye examinations in visual field assessment and Fundus photography.

We have our own optical laboratory on-site to provide a fast efficient service for all our patients.Chalmers Opticians will ensure your visit is both pleasant and successful and we are committed to giving you a unsurpassed level of care. 


Introducing our Latest technical innovation the RODENSTOCK DNEYE SCANNER and IMPRESSIONIST dispensing tool

We now have installed the latest in high technology instruments to
measure the eye perfectly for the best possible vision results-to see clear crisp vision when looking in the distance, better for intermediate and nearvision where vision can be improved by up to 40% when reading in the near zone of the best quality varifocals. This is a combination of the new DNEYE SCANNER and the supremely accurate dispensing measurements from the IMPRESSIONIST
dispensing tool. We are the first practice in Wales to have this new


Contact Lenses

To make your introduction to contact lenses as simple as possible you can have an initial complimentary trial of FREE lenses to discuss and assess which type of lens will best suit you.

These you can then take away with you and use of the following days or weeks.Before deciding whether you would want to order lenses for yourself. Its as easy and convenient as that.

So book your free trial today by phoning or using our contact form and discover the freedom contact lenses can bring to your life.

Why Chalmers Opticians for Contact Lenses?
Our Contact lenses are extremely competitive and as an independent company we are free to choose whatever lens on the market that best suits your own requirement.Chalmers Opticians are continually assessing the best lenses in the market.Even before they are generally available. To provide you with the latest developments in comfort, vision and convenience.

At Chalmers Opticians we provide clear pricing on all our products and no hidden fees. We offer FREE P&P as standard on all our online orders to provide the simplest system for you.


Book An Appointment

The health of your eyes is as important as all your healthcare, which is why that throughout all aspects of your visit to our practice you will be seen by fully qualified staff at all levels - but more importantly personally advising which is the best solution to YOUR optical needs - whether it be with spectacles frames or lens choice or contact lenses or laser surgery.

Following your eye examination one of our Dispensing Opticians will advise you on the various ways we can satisfy your optical requirements according to you lifestyle. This will include, not only, differing designs of spectacle lenses and frames but also contact lenses and sunglasses

If at any time you have concerns about your eyes or your vision our professional staff will be pleased to give you the appropriate advice and help. 



Book a consultation or appointment in the practice for personal styling of frames. We will ensure that the styles chosen suit your face shape and colouring as well as personally guide you through a choice of frames and lenses to suit your needs. 

Whether you are craving a new look or just something for that special occasion? We will also introduce some alternative ideas that create distinctive and personalised looks that are appropriate to you. We also have a few ranges where the frames can be handmade to whatever shape and colour to open up superb possibilities of design and craftsmanship. This sounds expensive –but that does not have to be the case-it is ensuring that the choice or choices made suit you and your budget.


To view our extensive range of  designer frames please click below:



New for Summer 2015 REVO Sunglasses and Lenses. Stunning new frames and REVO lenses manage the full spectrum of light - blocking out the bad and allowing in the good. All REVO lenses are 100% polarized. REVO lenses selectively manage and filter all light in the colour spectrum, with emphasis on blue light/HEV light. 


Eyeplan is an innovative new optical programme which will radically improve the quality of care and value for money that you and your family receive from your optician.

Here's How it works

When you join Eyeplan you pay a small monthly subscription which entitles you to free personalised Eyeplan examinations to meet your eyecare requirements for your lifestyle.

  • As an  Eyeplan member you can buy as many pairs of top quality spectacles and designer shades as you want at the special Eyeplan prices.
  • What's more, the spectacles you buy are automatically covered under the Eyeplan accidental damage and repair scheme.




Mr & Mrs B. Hobbs
The satisfaction of the attention to detail in the complete eye examination of your eyes and the caring of all staff with an excellent choice of glasses makes us want to give 10 out of 10
K.Lloyd - Cardiff
Fantastic eye test with Dan and everything expalained so well.Lovely reception staff and very friendly service from Natalie when dispensing my glasses.
Tony Williams
Chalmers are the only people I will trust with my eyesight.
Peter Small
The whole team are always so welcoming and Ian always remembers me and looks after my eyes.