Our Story

The practice was established in Lytham in 1994 and after moving to it's current location on Park Street Drew Thompson took over and established the current family business, Thompson & Hardwick Optometrists. Drew is passionate about quality of service and eyecare products, having over 20 years experience in both private and NHS practice. Together with his wife, Podiatrist, Louise they have fostered a true family business and are heavily involved in both the clinical and retail aspects of the business. From sourcing unique products, manufacturing their own designs to running and managing eye examinations and footcare treatments Drew and Louise are integral to the smooth running of the practice.

Our focus is on the each and every eye examination and patient. From sourcing the most unique eyewear and contact lens products on the market to equipping the practice with state of the art diagnostic equipment we aim to stay at the forefront of the eyecare world.

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Being a true independent optometrist we are able source almost any product from any manufacturer. We will work for you and find the right solution for you. One of Thompson and Hardwick Optometrists' highest priorities has always been to stay abreast of eyecare innovations, having been one of the very first optometry practices to adopt 3DOCT (Ocular Coherence Tomography), the industry changing diagnostic equipment over 10 years ago. 


Most recently Drew has qualified as an independent prescribing medical optometrist able to prescribe for eyecare emergencies. This certainly comes in handy for his regular hospital clinics. To learn more about this and to meet the rest of the team click the button below.

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