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About us – Barke Opticians

A bit of history

Vision + Eyecare; powered by ZEISS, has been run by the Barke family since 1985. Under the guidance of Basil Barke, Alan’s father, Zeiss Opticians was established in Tewkesbury in 1985 and Stratford upon Avon in 1995 with the collaboration of ZEISS Germany. The goal was to provide exclusively ZEISS product using the most advanced technology of its time, to conduct the best eye examination possible. 

“with our continued partnership with ZEISS we refurbished our premises in the February 2020, celebrating 25 years in Stratford-upon-Avon and re-branded as ZEISS Vision + Eyecare”  


Alan Barke

#ZEISS #SeeingBeyond #ChampioningTheIndependent

Our Partnership with ZEISS


We are proud to be a part of ZEISS’ new campaign for championing the independent opticians in the UK & IRL.

As an independent family opticians, I play a unique and critical role in the profession, offering an essential, personalised & health focused service to our patients’

What do our Customers say?

Richard Matthews
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Excellent. Been using Ziess for years professional service, friendly staff, always helpful
Simon Ansell
Simon Ansell
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The folk at the shop couldn't have been more helpful, they helped with new lenses, they spent ages to source frames for me along with several other alternative frames, nothing was too much trouble. They even fixed my wife's damaged frame and wouldn't charge! The best service and experience we've had with opticians
May Kharal
May Kharal
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Very good and efficient service. They fixed one of my old frames and I could not be happier. They knew exactly what was wrong with them. I will definitely be using them again!
Duncan Crow
Duncan Crow
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Really professional and comprehensive service
John
John
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Very positive experience compared to other opticians in Stratford upon Avon. Got the prescription spot on, on the first visit.
John Harley
John Harley
Fantastic service
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While visiting Stratford I had a problem with my glasses. I called at the shop 'on spec' and was seen immediately. My glasses were repaired and fully serviced free of charge!!!! If I lived in Stratford Vision + Eyecare would be my opticians.
Peggy Peacock
Peggy PeacockA pleasurable experience!.
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A professional buying experience provided by this family run business. Modern, courteous with knowledgeable and helpful advice – a pleasurable experience!.
Giles Everitt
Giles Everitt
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Zeiss Vision always go the extra mile…impeccable service with a smile!! Helped me source some great new frames with a new prescription in a demanding time limit enabling me to catch my flight with new glasses! Thanks to the Zeiss team!!!
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I just wanted to say what a pleasant experience it was at Barke opticians yesterday. I think that by any objective measure you have created a very professional set up there and your drive to keep your business at the forefront of customer offering is very impressive. From the testing kit you continue to invested in, the personable service you obviously provide to your customers, the product solutions available and the knowledge and care everyone displays, the overall experience is exceptional. Thank you.
Vivienne Ellis
Vivienne EllisOverall level of service is first rate
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I have been using Zeiss Opticians in Stratford Upon Avon for a few years. The eyecare and overall level of service is first rate. The staff are a pleasure to deal with and cannot be more helpful.
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Paul.Barnett
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Loving the new Lindbergs-they are perfect...thanks!
Hugh Quarshie
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Long overdue thanks for great service to @ZeissOpticians, Chapel Street, one of the other good reasons for visiting Stratford upon Avon.
Liz Baldwin-Martin
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An absolute first class experience. The customer service was amazing - from making my appointment to receiving my test. The guidance given throughout was exceptional. Thank you.
Sue Knight
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Thanks so much for sorting out my broken sunglasses so promptly-just need it to stay sunny 🌞 now. Thanks again much appreciated.
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Future Vision

THE YEAR OF 2020 MARKS 35 YEARS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ZEISS

The ZEISS brand has stood for innovative ideas, precision and quality for more than 175 years. We endeavour to deliver the same principles for many years to come.

In March 2020 we completed our exciting new shop refurbishment with Retail Experience Design at the forefront of the project. The new practice showcases the latest in ZEISS lens technology alongside the most fashion forward eyewear. Take a look at our video or pop into store and see for yourself.

Check out the project from start to finish

2024

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