Client TEStimonials

I've never thought of going to the opticians as anything other than a chore, but it's a joy to go to Jo Padmore's. First of all they have a great range of fabulous glasses, and it's a treat to just browse. Jo and her team are experts who really take time and trouble to understand, inform and advise on what's best for you. Finally, they are so friendly and full of chat. I've recently been in to buy some new sunglasses and get new varifocal lenses, which have transformed my vision. Highly recommended!


Used Jo for the first time last year, I'm not going anywhere else from now on.

Al Butterworth


I quite agree with the Opticians diagnosis of normal tension glaucoma in this patients case and it is particularly useful to have such an excellent field result on the same machine as we do a good deal of our screening. Clearly, Miss Padmore has made a very clever and difficult diagnosis here and I am delighted with her diligence.

Mr. B. L. Hercules, FRCS FRCOphth Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon Stepping Hill Hospital

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the excellent service I received from you and your team. My glasses are amazing as I said on Saturday, it is like having a massive clear window looking out from my new Philippe Starck frames and my Nikon lenses. The clarity is 100% perfect. I have worn glasses for over 35 years and I can honestly say these are the very best I have ever had. Thank you for your time and advice. I will definitely be back to Jo Padmore Eyewear.


These glasses are amazing - my upper and lateral vision hasn't been like this for decades and I can detect individual layering of leaves at tops of trees that were previously an Impressionist blur. I can type and read faster and am quicker at pulling info from databases. And they look good. Thank you for persuading me to spend all my spare cash on such a life-changing item.


After searching for ages for some fashionable new specs, I recently visited Jo Padmore Eyewear. Jo’s shop is very stylish and I was hoping her glasses would be too. I wasn’t disappointed – the range of styles was amazing. After a lengthy session – which involved trying on nearly every pair in the shop – I finally bought two pairs.

Marcus Taylor

Jo and her staff are so welcoming, friendly and helpful that what started out as a bit of a chore turned into good fun. The visit gave my self-confidence a boost and I came away excited about my purchase, knowing that time and expert care had been taken in advising me on suitable specs and lenses – in what represents a significant investment. Jo and her staff are so welcoming, friendly and helpful.

Di Burrows

I have returned several times and undergone a series of tests to check a variety of minor eye problems – some of which have bothered me for years. Jo always explains everything clearly and simply and I now have peace of mind about my eyes and vision – having undergone a thorough MOT.

Callum Nichols

Jo has also been helping me to master the art of administering soft contact lenses – so that I can finally bin my old rigid gas permeable ones. I’ve abandoned several previous attempts at this over the years, and still haven’t quite got the hang of it – but Jo is very patient so I know I’ll get there in the end! To anyone looking for a highly professional but very personal service in a relaxed atmosphere, I’d say – go and see Jo Padmore.

Vanessa Phillips

Jo I can honestly say these glasses are the first pair I have felt good in / have confidence to wear since I needed them at three years of age! 57 years has been a long time of unhappiness and insecurity... I can read so much better too. THANK YOU


I’d say what makes Jo Padmore different to other opticians is the time they take finding the right frames for me and my prescription especially as I can’t see for myself. I’ve always been delighted with the results. I wear glasses all the time so it’s important I feel good in them. Although I moved away from the area I go back every year and it’s like seeing old friends rather than having an eye test. Many thanks to all the team for taking care of my eyes and my appearance.

Ann Walkden

I feel a million dollars every time I wear my Kirk & Kirk glasses. In fact I need to stop saving them for ‘best’. I’ve had so many compliments. I wanted to keep Jo Padmore’s a closely guarded happy secret but it seems so wrong to deny others the joy of finding their perfect frames. I do have another pair of frames waiting for me at Jo’s (I couldn’t resist).

Leah Payne

I called in to Jo Padmore Eyewear on the recommendation of a friend and am so glad I did! Jo was really helpful in selecting frames that were suitable for my high prescription, the shape of my face and my colouring. Because she judged my style so astutely, all the frames that she suggested were exactly the kind of design I was looking for. I can’t see well enough to choose for myself, so the whole team rallied round to vote on the ‘shortlist’ which made for a reassuring and hugely enjoyable experience. In the end I chose one pair (Salt) in a subtle ‘matte tea’ colour, and another (Face a Face) in a blue grey with a cheeky pop of bright pink. I’m absolutely delighted with them: both give optimum visual performance and are light and comfortable to wear. I was so pleased that I went back for a pair of sunglasses, and again Jo was able to select a frame (Anne & Valentin) that I instantly knew would be perfect. Mark then took me through the various colour and polarized options, while guiding me towards the best solution for my complex prescription. I really could not have asked for more; this is the first time I have actually enjoyed choosing frames and been entirely happy with the result. My new glasses have worked wonders for my confidence, and I love wearing them!

Cheryll Duncan