Independent Opticians in Harborne


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Thanks for stopping by.

For those who don’t know us, we’re Brittain Opticians, here in the heart of Harborne High Street. We’re an independent opticians in a sea of very big chains, and we wouldn’t change that for the world. The way we do things, we can get to know our customers — offer a bespoke service.

Anyway, you don’t need telling why independents are vital to the lifeblood of Birmingham, but what you might like to learn about is our forthcoming Sunglasses Open Day, on March 31.

The weather might be keeping us guessing but rest assured the sunshine is coming in fast, and there’s a very good chance you need a new pair of prescription sunnies. You may even need a second pair to add to what you already have. We also have kid’s sunglasses too, so there’s something for the whole family.

On March 31 from 10am to 4.30pm we’ll showcase the largest selection of sunglasses we have ever had and prices start from just £50.  All sorts of designer styles will be available for your perusal and almost all of them can accommodate prescription lenses, so bring your prescription along and we can do the rest.  

We’re welcoming walk-ins, of course, but it would be easier for us to give you our undivided attention if you could book a slot by calling us on 0121 427 1007 or by Whatsapping us here.

If you don’t want to commit to a booking, though, please do swing by on March 31 between 10am and 4.30pm. We’ll make time for you.

Oh and if you wanted to do a little browsing before we see you, below is just a teeny-tiny selection of the array we will have on show. Click on the images below to learn a little more about the brands or, even better, just ask us when you come into the shop on March 31. We’re quite nerdy about all this style!

Matt, Nicci, Claire and Amanda



Theo is our favourite Belgian brand. They have some of the most unique and colourful styles out there.

Frames from £350


Ørgreen is our longest-standing brand, for a reason. They are pure titanium and hand-painted, making them light and colourful. However, we think the Danish design is the key. Simple, classic, timeless.

Frames from £395

Maui Jim

Our Hawaiian sunglasses giant, Maui Jim, has been a global brand for decades. They produce some of the best prescription sunglasses in the world, and the proof is in the pudding. Once you’ve had a pair you’ll never look back.

Frames from £165


Izipizi produces well-priced and well-made frames, so if you’re looking for style on a budget look, here’s the answer

Frames from £50


Is there anything that hasn’t already been said about Rayban? Looking for your next pair or, heaven forbid, your first? We’ve got you covered.

Frames from £120

"I value the relationship we have with everyone at Brittain Opticians. I trust them in all aspects of my eye care, from eye test and prescription, frame selection and fitting through to continued help and aftercare."
Carol & Rob

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