Christmas & New Year opening times 2023

Sat 23rd - 9.00-1.00pm

Mon 25th - CLOSED

Tues 26th - CLOSED

Wed 27th - 9.00-5.30pm

Thurs 28th - 9.00-5.30pm

   Fri 29th - 9.00-5.30pm

  Sat 30th - 9.00-1.00pm

                                      Mon 1st - CLOSED

                                        Tues 2nd - 9.00-5.30pm


       Merry Christmas!

Christmas & New Year opening hours 2022



Sat 24th Xmas Eve     9-12am

Monday 26th Boxing day    Closed

Tuesday 27th Bank Holiday    Closed

Wed 28th 9am-5.30pm

Thursday 29th 9am-5.30pm

Friday 30th 9am-5.30pm

Sat 31st New Year's Eve   9-12am

Monday 2nd Bank Holiday    Closed

Tuesday 3rd Jan 9am -5.30pm


Lyn, Amy and the Thompson's team would like to thank all our patients and wish you a lovely festive time!



Jubilee Weekend opening 


Thursday 2nd June          CLOSED

Friday 3rd June               CLOSED

Saturday 4th June           CLOSED

 Easter Opening 2022


The Practice will be closed on:


    Friday 15th April

Saturday 16th April

   Sunday 17th April

   Monday 18th April


We re-open 9.00 am Tuesday 19th April





Easter Opening 2021

The practice will be​ closed on:


Friday      2nd April

Saturday  3rd April

Sunday    4th April

Monday    5th April


We re-open 9.00 am on Tuesday 6th April.







Christmas & New Year opening hours 2020/21


Thurs 24th   9.00-1.00

Fri 25th            Closed

 Sat 26th          Closed

Sun 27th          Closed

Mon 28th          Closed

Tues 29th     9.00-1.00

Wed 30th     9.00-1.00

Thurs 31st   9.00-1.00

Fri 1st              Closed

Sat 2nd            Closed

Mon 4th Open as normal 


Lyn, Amy and the Thompson team would like to wish all our patients a very merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you, in a safe manner, in the New Year! 




New OCT machine


Our new OCT machine can help us to view deeper layers to the eye and help us to pick up and diagnose eye conditions earlier. 

Easter Opening Times 2019


Thursday 18th 9am - 5.30pm

Good Friday - CLOSED

Sat 20th - CLOSED

Easter Monday - CLOSED

Tuesday 23rd - 9am - 5.30pm


Closure of our Kidsgrove Practice due to

Mr Thompson's semi-retirement


At the end of 2018, after 35+ years of testing 6 days a week, Mr Thompson decided to decrease his testing days. Sadly this means that we had to make the hard decision to close our Kidsgrove practice. 


We would like to thank all the patients and staff who have worked in our kidsgrove practice for the past 32 years.



We have transfered all our patient records to our larger Congleton practice where eye examinations are avaliable 6 days a week.  


We would love to keep seeing as many of our loyal Kidsgrove patients as possible, and will send out reminders when patients are due inviting them to Congleton.





Christmas and New Year Opening Times 2018



Mon 24th/Christmas Eve - Closed

Tues 25th/Christmas day - Closed

Wed 26th/Boxing Day - Closed

Thurs 26th - 9am - 5.30pm

Friday 27th - 9am- 5.30pm

Sat 28th - 9am-1pm

Mon 31st/New Year's Eve - Closed

Tues 1st/ New Year's Day - Closed

Wed 2nd - 9am - 5.30pm 


Season's Greetings from Lyn, Liz, Amy and all the staff. 



A huge THANK YOU to Linda Mobbs who has been working with us at Congleton for the last (nearly) 3 years to cover Amy whilst she's been on her maternity leaves. 


Linda has loved working with us but is retiring from Optics to focus on other ventures. 



Good Luck Vicky & Welcome Patricia!


Vicky has decided to return to university to study, so will sadly no longer be part of the L. Thompson Team at Congleton. Vicky has been working with us for the past 7 years and will be missed. 


Her shoes have been filled by Patricia who has recently moved to the area and has many years of dispensing experience. 


We wish Vicky the best of luck for the future!



Summer holidays are officially over and school shoes are back on.

A sight test can help your child achieve their best!!







The Association of Optometrists recommend regular eye tests for children starting from age 3. We have updated our childrens area to include loads of tips for keeping young eyes healthy. 




Congleton & Kidsgrove practices 


Easter Friday 30th - CLOSED

Saturday 31st - CLOSED

Easter Monday 2nd April - CLOSED


Happy Easter! 




Merry Christmas and a

Happy New Year to all our patients in Congleton and Kidsgrove, 

From Lyn, Liz, Amy, Victoria and the Team 


Christmas and New Year Opening times

Sat 23rd 9.00-1.00

Sun 24th/Xmas Eve - CLOSED

Mon 25th/Xmas Day - CLOSED

Tues 26th/Boxing Day - CLOSED

Wed 27th - 9.00-5.30

Thurs 28th - 9.00-5.30

Fri 29th - 9.00-5.30

Sat 30th - 9.00-1.00

Sun 31st/NY Eve - CLOSED

Mon 1st/ NY Day - CLOSED

Tues 2nd - 9.00-5.30

(Onwards as normal)


On the 20th October we all wore pink to show our support and raise money for Breast Cancer NOW. With your help we raised nearly £100! 

Thank You


Congleton & Kidsgrove practices will be closed on Good Friday,

Easter Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday. 

We will open again as normal on Tuesday 18th April

Happy Easter!!





If you have your lenses coated with an anti-reflection coating you may be able to get a second pair of lenses or sunglasses at a discounted price.....The new 2017 Essilor deal is here.....Ask us for more details!

L. Thompson Optometrists are excited to announce our latest spectacle brand: 

British brand TD Tom Davies is fast becoming well known for its luxury bespoke eyewear. 

Launched in 2002, the company has risen to great success, with February 2014 seeing its first flagship store open in Sloane Square, London. 

Handmade customised frames,  TD Tom Davies eyewear are for clients that know how important is to look and feel good and that there is no compromise when it comes to something so pivotal on one’s appearance.


New Year, New Staff...


2016 ends with some changes for L Thompson Optometrists staff.


Angela our long standing receptionist in Kidsgrove is retiring after nearly 30 years.


So 2017 starts with some new faces. The Congleton reception team's new recruit is Emma, and Michelle is the new face in Kidsgrove. 


Kerry, our new dispensing assistant will be working in both practices on a part time basis. 

Merry Christmas from Everyone at L.Thompson Optometrists


Christmas Opening Times


Christmas Eve :- Congleton 10am-12pm

                         Kidsgrove Closed


Christmas Day :- Congleton Closed

                         Kidsgrove Closed


                                               Boxing day :-     Congleton Closed

                                                                       Kidsgrove Closed


                                               Tues 27th :-      Congleton Closed

                                                                       Kidsgrove Closed


                                               Weds 28th :-     Congleton 9am-5:30pm

                                                                       Kidsgrove Closed


                                               Thurs 29th and Fri 30th:-

                                                                       Congleton 9am-5:30pm

                                                                       Kidsgrove 9am-1pm



                                               New Years Eve :- Congleton 10am-12pm

                                                                           Kidsgrove Closed


                                               New Years Day :- Congleton Closed

                                                                           Kidsgrove Closed


                                               Monday 2nd :-     Congleton Closed

                                                                           Kidsgrove Closed


Lynn Byrom Retirement




In August we said goodbye to Lynn who has worked as our dispensing assistant in both Congleton and Kidsgrove since 2010.


Lynn has decided to retire to spend more time with her family.


We celebrated the occassion with a few cocktails at Deviate!




lens promotion 2016





You may have noticed lots of adverts on the TV about Crizal or Transition lenses and a promotional deal with local independent opticians. 


We are part of this promotion and it's running for the next 6 months giving a second pair of lenses for free or at 50% off depending on what lenses you have. This includes single vision, so get a free set of reading lenses when you get a pair of distance glasses, or varifocals, interview lenses or sunglasses!


Give us a ring or pop in and we can tell you more about it.



Amy visits Smallwood School


In February Smallwood School invited Amy to come and give a talk about Optometry as a career to some of the children. It was part of a aspirations week which included talks by other proffessionals like a pilot and scientist. The children learnt about eye development and how to keep your eyes healthy aswell as what happens when you come for an eye examination.

October 2015- Our MP visits Kidsgrove

Local MP calls on constituents to look after their eyesight by having regular eye tests
MP for Stoke-on-Trent North, Ruth Smeeth, visited L. Thompson Optometrists in Kidsgrove on Thursday 8th October to find out why regular eye tests are so important in preventing blindness.

1.8 million people in the UK are living with sight loss and this figure is set to increase by 115% to nearly 4 million people by 2050, largely due to the ageing population. Much of this is preventable through the early detection and treatment of eye problems. Regular eye tests are a simple and practical way to maintain good eye health and look after your eyes.

Commenting on her visit, Ruth Smeeth said:
“It was great to visit L. Thompson Optometrists here in Kidsgrove, and extremely informative to see the great work that they do. Many people don’t realise they are eligible for free sight tests, and I would urge everyone to make sure they are getting their eyes tested regularly.  ”


The visit was arranged between Staffordshire Local Optical Committee and Ruth Smeeth MP, with the support of the Optical Confederation’s Public Affairs Team, as part of the ongoing campaign to reduce the high level of avoidable sight loss in the UK.
The attached photo includes. From left to right, Ruth Smeeth – MP for Stoke-on-Trent North, Amy Thompson – Optometrist, L. Thompson Optometrists and Stewart Townsend – Chair, Staffordshire Local Optical Committee.


December 10th 2013- Opening Night



To celebrate our re-opening as L.Thompson Optometrists and The Congleton Eyecare Centre we felt the need to celebrate with our local mayor George Hayes, Lyndon Taylor the chairman of the Association of Optometrists and local business people and friends!

November 2013- Finally!


We are delighted to announce that phase 2 of our refurbishment,  the updating of number 5 West Street, has now been completed.

We have a much larger frame display area which has enabled us to carry an even wider range of frame styles.

Also, with the increased space we have been able to create a designated dispensing area where patients can make their final frame choice in a more private environment. 


L. Thompson Optometrists Ltd.



Congleton Eye Care Centre

5-7 West Street



CW12 1JN

Tel: 01260 270941



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