G R Hardwick Optometrist

16 Rossall Rd, Thornton-Cleveleys, FY5 1AP Directions

   Now closed Open today 09:00 - 17:00

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Our practices been providing quality eyecare across Blackpool, Fleetwood and the Fylde since 1982. GR Hardwick (Optometrist) prides itself on its professionalism and is at the forefront of utilising new technology (such as Ocular Coherence Tomography & DNEye® Scanning) whenever it becomes available. Our comprehensive eye examinations are carried out by fully qualified optometrists.

All our staff pride themselves on their professionalism and always keep up to date in all aspects of eyecare with continuing education. New patients are always welcomed and rest assured we will always provide the highest standard of eyecare possible; from the latest in eye examination technology, to the supply of the most advanced contact lenses and spectacles.


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Products & Services

Comprehensive Eye Examinations


OCT 3D Retinal Imaging

Contact Lenses

Individualised Spectacle Lenses

Ortho-K Overnight Vision Correction

Specialist & Fashion Sunglasses

Sports Eyewear

Exclusive Eyewear

Designer Frames

Children's eye tests

Low Vision Clinic

Eyewear repairs



  • Association of Optometrists
  • General Optical Council
  • The College of Optometrists
  • British Contact Lens Association Ltd
  • Association of British Dispensing Opticians


  • Ophthalmic Dispensing, Level 6 Diploma (Association of British Dispensing Opticians)


The best place by far.

I, as an individual, have been going to Hardwicks for well over 30 years (it was then Jameson and Hardwick) but for the past 18 years we have been going as a family, my wife, my special needs daughter and myself.
I can honestly say that they go out of their way to make sure the three of us have the best care and attention.
From the wonderful reception staff to the opticians and Phil, the practice manager, go far and beyond what you would expect. I wouldn’t choose to go anywhere else even though we travel some 10/12 miles to get there. In my opinion they are the best without doubt. Thank you.
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Service Without Compare

Someone unknown to me made a mendacious (lying) report to the DVLA that my alleged poor eyesight meant I was unfit to drive. This after 60 years of incident-free driving, most recently around Europe in my 3½ ton motorhome! To add insult to injury, the DVLA require me to take an eye test with Specsavers, although the pandemic means that now they aren’t doing any testing for the DVLA! So I booked in to Hardwicks who did tests for the DVLA before Specsavers undercut all opposing bids and secured a 5-year contract worth £19 million.

Hardwicks were excellent, both technically and personally. Gary Hardwick used his DVLA-approved equipment for the key field of vision measurement, as well a series of in-depth tests and inspections. The result: is that I do not need glasses for driving!

After 3 months, I went from uncaring remote bureaucracy to Hardwicks’ human warmth and high levels of care and skill. I now await Specsavers tests with greatly increased confidence.

Barry Williamson
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Customer Care and Eye Test - 3rd August 2020

I attended an Eye Test on Monday 3rd August 2020 and booked the Comprehensive Test, which included scans on both my eyes. Whilst there is an extra charge for this, I am pleased I did as there was an early diagnosis of cataract in both my eyes. It is an extensive series of tests and proved to be valuable when I saw my Optician, Mrs Smith. There was no rush with my test, explaining the diagnosis and the best course of action for me. It was the first day of being fully open with all of their staff in following the COVID Lockdown in March. The environment was clean, spacious and little risk of being close to other Customers. The PPE by the staff was clean and I felt really assured by the whole experience. The Customer Service was excellent. on selecting the new lens and frames, the focus on the fitting of my frame and measurements for the lens was detailed. How TV Advert's post glasses for under £20 and not check them for fitting is beyond me!! Keep up the good work Hardwicks.
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Wouldn't go anywhere else.

Myself and children, now adults have been using Hardwicks optitions for 20 years now. Always polite, excellent quality care and great range of frames. All types of lens offered and contact lenses. Wouldn't go anywhere else now. My parents also have used Hardwicks for 25 years plus.
Many thanks from Mr and Mrs Emlay. Fleetwood.
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First class service.

Excellent service from start to finish. The receptionist, Lorraine - I think, wonderfully got us booked in and through the initial tests and questions and segue'd to the main test with Mr Hardwick himself. A true gentlemen, asking us important questions before the test to find our requirements, such a breath of fresh air.
I can't remember the stylish chap with the stunning tash's name but he is amazing. Such an understanding of his range of products that he can pick frame styles and colours that perfectly suit anyone even if you wouldn't normally go for that particular style.
An outstanding service and thank you all for a first class service.
07 Mar 2018
Glad you enjoyed your visit, thanks for the great review!
07 Mar 2018
Glad you enjoyed your visit, thanks for the great review!
07 Mar 2018
Glad you enjoyed your visit, thanks for the great review!
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