Our story begins in the early 1960’s when we were then known as A J Howie Optometrists and in May 1995, we became Howie and Tickner Optometrists.

We have always taken pride in looking after our local community in a caring and professional manner and we continue to do so, 60 years on! Our patients are very loyal and longstanding, continuing to support us over the years.

As your small independent opticians, our main focus is customer care. You will leave us knowing that you have had a thorough examination and that you fully understand the results.

If you need new spectacles, we will take the time to ensure you are happy with your purchase and receive the best outcome for your vision and lifestyle needs.

We look forward to seeing you soon.


Following my routine eye check up yesterday I would like to thank Mrs Jill Bennett and all the staff for a most professional, thorough and caring follow up appointment. Thank you Howie and Tickner.

Mrs Jennifer Bowden

A very professional eye examination and excellent support given when choosing new frames.

Mr M.B


I am so happy with my new glasses. I felt safer as soon as I put them on. Both of my eyes are now working together.
Thank you so much

Mrs D.D


Just a short note to say thankyou for our relaxing and pleasant eye check ups yesterday, All of your team are most friendly and helpful.

A.S & Mrs J.M Manning

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

Barton on Sea