Reynolds & Slater Opticians

Eye Care. We Care.

23-27 Berkeley Vale, Falmouth, TR11 3PJ Directions

   Open today 09:00 - 17:00

Why Choose Us?

Friendly Atmosphere
Extensive Knowledge
Satisfaction Guaranteed

Here at Reynolds & Slater Opticians, we pride ourselves on our reputation

Established in



Business overview

Reynolds & Slater Opticians have been looking after the eyes of people in Cornwall for over 40 years and our team has over 150 years of experience in providing excellent eye care.

We have been looking after the eyes of people in West Cornwall for nearly 40 years. Our current practices are in Penzance and Falmouth and our team has over 150 years of experience between them in providing excellent eye care.

We were the first opticians in Cornwall to offer disposable contact lenses, OCT scanning in practice, the Varilux X series varifocal lens, the Prevencia lens coating, punctal plug fitting and Blephex eye treatment and we continue to add to the services and products we offer.

We are currently one of a limited few opticians practices in Cornwall to offer Orthokeratology and myopia control contact lenses.

We pride ourselves in providing the right eye care solution for each individual. We are not tied to any supplier but are free to choose from the best available.

From babies to great-grand-parents, the fit and active to the less able, contact lens and glasses wearers to those who need more specialised vision solutions, we are a true community opticians.

Our optometrists and dispensing staff have been trained to the highest standards and continue to expand their knowledge and skills to ensure that your vision receives the best possible care.


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Products & Services

NHS & Private Services

3D OCT Eye Scan

Bifocal Lenses

Children's Eye Tests

Coloured Lenses

Contact Lenses

Designer Frames

Dry Eye Specialists

Eye Care Vouchers

Eye Tests


Eyewear Repairs

Glaucoma Screening


Photosensitive Lenses

Retinal Photography


Tinted Lenses

Varifocal Lenses



  • Association of Optometrists
  • British Contact Lens Association
  • College of Optometrists
  • General Optical Council

Our Team

Mrs Sophie Slater - Owner Optometrist

Sophie is joint owner and Director Optometrist at Reynolds & Slater. She has a special interest in dry eye, children’s eyecare and ageing eyes. When she is not at work she loves spending time at home on the small holding with her two boys Rory and Fred.

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Mr Marcus Slater - Owner Optometrist

Marcus was born in Cornwall and raised in Helston. He is mainly based at the Penzance practice, but does work across both practices. On his day off from Reynolds & Slater Opticians, he assesses patients at West Cornwall Hospital as part of the glaucoma monitoring team. He specialises in glaucoma, holding a post graduate certificate in the condition.

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Mrs Kate Bright - Dispensing Optician

Kate joined the team in 2019 and has been in optics since 1997, having qualified as a Dispensing Optician in 2005. She brings experience from working in several practices in Essex and Cornwall having moved here in 2008. Working part time with us enables her to balance her work and family life and enjoys being outside in Cornwall with her young daughter.

Mrs Suzi Elie-Lefebure - Dispensing Optician Undergraduate

Suzi has worked in Optics for the past 9 years, having experience in multiple and independent practice. She has a flare for choosing the right spectacles for her patients and is currently training to become a fully qualified dispensing Optician.

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Mrs Caroline Burton - Optical Receptionist

Caroline joined the team in 2018 and brings with her over 20 years of experience working in the optical sector. She works on reception two days a week and in her spare time can ben found hand crafting fabulous silver jewellery.


Professional, friendly and an all-round perfect experience.

If you’re after too quality eye care, fantastic glasses selection and the most professional environment, look no further.

This is such a wonderful Opticians. The parking outside makes visiting here very easy.
The set up is clean, crisp and simple. The staff are all very welcoming and beyond helpful. My eyes were tested by the most professional Optometrist who made me feel at ease, explained everything thoroughly and ensured I understood what was expected of me. The pace of the examination was just right; plenty of time for me grasp an understanding of my eyes.
The glasses selection is perfect. Not too many that you could never make a decision, but plenty of variety that no stone is left unturned.
I ordered some custom-made glasses and these were by far the best choice I’ve ever made. Never has a pair of glasses fitted me so well.
I will be sure to return here year after year. I just wish I had found you sooner!
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Outstanding personal and professional service with a great range.

I can't speak highly enough about the care and attention shown by Marcus, Sophie and all the staff at Reynolds and Slater. I used to be a Specsavers customer but wanted something a little more personal and that's exactly what I got. They took time to advise me on options for multifocal lenses which I tried before but hadn't got on with too well - the alternatives worked brilliantly for me, and their range of frames was great and is regularly updated. I've had three pairs so far and may well be back for more! If you want something a little more personal, with great service and professionalism then head to Reynolds and Slater, you won't regret it!!
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