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Learn more about Norville & Dobinson Opticians, Downend

About Us

Our Story

Norville & Dobinson Opticians was formed in 2020 following the merger of two long established independent opticians in Downend.


Norville Opticians have been serving the people of Downend for more than 30 years, and Adrian Dobinson Opticians for nearly 20 years. We decided that we would be a stronger independent practice if we worked together, and from this, Norville & Dobinson was created.


The combined staff from the two practices bring a wealth of experience and knowledge of the local area.  We have also incorporated the practice of Jonathan Best Opticians and look forward to welcoming new patients to us.


Following the merger, we have completed an extensive practice expansion and refit and now have a lovely, spacious practice, with state of the art equipment and a great range of eyewear, enabling us to care for all your eyecare needs.

When you come and visit us, you can expect a warm welcome and a friendly, professional service.


We can use the latest technology to care for your eyes with an eye exam tailored to you. Our wide range of spectacle frames means there is something to suit every face and every pocket.

We are always pleased to see long established clients, but also welcome new patients.


Feel free to pop in, give us a call or book an appointment through this website.


Take A Look Inside Our Practice

Our Expert Team

Adrian Dobinson - Optometrist Director

Denise Pinnell - Optometrist

Po Wong - Optometrist

Amy Gulliford - Dispensing Optician & Practice Manager

Robyn James - Dispensing Optician

William Weatherill - Dispensing Optician


Kirsten Cuthbert, Sue Ford, Chris Knight, Nicola Pinder - Optical Assistants

Our three Optometrists have many years of experience in community practice behind them. 

Before the merger, Adrian and Denise have worked in the two separate practices since they first opened and have looked after different generations of many families in the Downend area.  Po has also been qualified for over 20 years and joined us more recently following the practice expansion.

Amy, Robyn and Will, our qualified Dispensing Opticians,  have extensive knowledge of spectacle frames and lenses and will be able to give the best advice to ensure that you choose the spectacles which are just right for you.

Our Optical Assistants are there to ensure you are well looked after, and are happy to answer any questions you may have.

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