Axminster - Vision Express

Opening Times

This week Open Close
Monday 08:30 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 17:00
Thursday 08:30 17:00
Friday 08:30 17:00
Saturday 08:30 16:45
Sunday Closed Closed

Please note, Bank Holiday opening hours may vary – please contact the store directly

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Get Directions

By Car:

From Honiton follow A35. Slight left at B3261 (signs for Axminster/Chard/A358). At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto West/A358. Continue to follow A358 including left turn in front of George Hotel. Turn right into Chard St/A358 and the store is on the right on a corner.

From Chard follow A358 into Axminster. The store is located on the left at the bottom of Chard Street.

From Bridport follow the A35. Turn right at Lyme Road/B3261 (signs for Axminster/Chard/Taunton/A358). Turn right towards Chard by the George Hotel at Victoria Place/A358. Take the 1st right into Chard Street and the store is on the right on a corner.

By Train:

Leaving the train station follow the A358 and walk to Trinity Square in the centre of Axminster. Follow the A358 in the Chard direction. Turn left in front of the George Hotel, then right to the beginning of Chard Street to find the store on the right on a corner.

By Bus:

All buses drop off passengers in Trinity Square. Follow the A358 in the Chard direction. Turn left in front of the George Hotel, then right to the beginning of Chard Street to find the store on the right on a corner.

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Store Facilities

Facilities - Axminster Vision Express

  • We have over 100 ways to test your eyes We have over 100 ways to test your eyes
  • Digital Retinal Photography available Digital Retinal Photography available
  • Glasses repairs Glasses repairs
  • Disabled access to store Disabled access to store
  • Parking nearby Parking nearby
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Some patients qualify for a free NHS eye examination and optical vouchers. Find out if you are eligible for a free vision test.

Yes Yes
Aged under 16 Yes Yes
Aged 16 - 18 in full time education Yes Yes
Aged 60 or over Yes
Diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma Yes
Considered to be at risk of glaucoma (As advised by an ophthalmologist) Yes
Aged 40 or over and the parent, brother, sister, son or daughter of a person diagnosed with glaucoma Yes
Registered blind or partially sighted Yes
Eligible for an NHS Complex Lens Voucher Yes Yes
Claiming Benefit (Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance, Income Related Employment Support Allowance, Universal Credit, Income Support, Pension Credit Guarantee Credit or receiving Tax Credits and meeting qualifying conditions) Yes Yes
On a low income and named on a valid HC2 (full help) or HC3 (partial help) certificate Yes Yes
A prisoner being seen outside prison Yes Yes


If you or your representative would like to make a complaint, please contact Tracey Bayliss at Vision Express, Ruddington Fields Business Park, Mere Way, Ruddington, Nottingham, NG11 6NZ or telephone 08000 382 177, email to . Your complaint will be acknowledged within 2 working days and you will receive an estimate of how long the investigation of your complaint is likely to take.

Alternatively you can contact NHS England, PO Box 16738, Redditch, B97 9PT, telephone 0300 3112233, email to

If your complaint relates to your sight test and you are not happy with how your complaint has been handled either by us or by NHS England, you will be advised of your right to take your complaint to the Health Service Commissioner (Ombudsman). If your complaint relates to your spectacles or contact lenses you can contact the Optical Consumer Complaints Service, 6 Market Square, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3UZ.

Your Safety

Vision Express Axminster and all our practitioners and staff are committed to operating and maintaining effective systems for infection control to protect both patients and staff. We comply with all relevant Health and Safety Executive legislation and Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency requirements.

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