Temporarily closed for routine appointments

Emergency, urgent and essential care will be provided by telephone or video consultation in the first instance, with face to face consultations arranged if necessary.

We are advising all patients to follow the latest NHS and Public Health England advice and guidance.

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Howie & Tickner Opticians for Highcliffe and New Milton

Your vision is our priority… we provide the best possible eye care and eye wear by providing a full range of optometry and dispensing services providing you the best in technology, expert eye examinations and specialist treatments.

Our website is here to provide you all the information you need to make the best decisions about your Eye Care, Eye Wear and Eye Health – and we look forward to welcoming you to one of our practices.

Howie & Tickner Eye Wear

Customer (COVID-19) queries

We will resume routine eye tests when it is safe to do so. If you have a medical problem or are very worried about your eyes then please telephone us and we can advise.

It is our expectation that we will be able to deliver all orders already placed. When they are ready we will contact you and arrange for them to be delivered.

If you need contact lenses then please contact us and we will order them and arrange for them to be delivered.

Eye Care

The most up-to-date imaging technology for a child’s first visit, to the management of complex prescriptions and eye diseases.

Eye Wear

Our wide range of stylish and comfortable spectacles are tailor made to give you exactly the look and the vision you want.

Arrange an

Just call Highcliffe 01425 272382
or New Milton 01425 612056.

Free Parking

We have ample free parking conveniently right outside both of our two practices in Highcliffe and New Milton.

    What our patients say…

  • Just to say thank you very much for the excellent soldering you did. I am grateful to have the spectacles as a spare to take away when we travel. I called to collect the new ones and everyone says how well the suit me.

    DD from Lymington
  • Just a card to say thank you all for fitting me in Thursday am for my DVLA licence requirement. The DVLA have now assured me that I will receive my licence in time for my trip – Thanks to you all.

    Mr JD from Christchurch
  • Thank you for going to so much trouble on my behalf.

    Mrs BD from New Milton
  • Our thanks to you and the pleasant members of staff for your thorough and professional service over the past two weeks.

    The whole experience was very agreeable; very much appreciated.

    Mr & Mrs G from Barton on Sea
  • The spectacles have arrived safely and are perfect. I do want to thank both you Jane for your care and attention over the years. Jane has quite a unique talent in fitting and choosing – she’s always right first time !

    Mrs PB from Saffron Walden
  • Many thanks for the altered spectacles safely received – spot on!

    Mr PL from Cornwall
  • Thank you so much for your kind and sympathetic treatment yesterday afternoon, when i gate-crashed your busy clinic. I am especially pleased with the magnifying glass you gave me – I had tried one before but had not found it satisfactory, this is obviously a superior model made for the purpose and works well…

    Mrs FR from Highcliffe