Pritchard – Cowburn Opticians was established in 1961 in Cardigan and has been looking after the people of West Wales for over 60 years.

We have continually invested in the best equipment and provide the highest quality of eyecare available to our patients in both Cardigan and Narberth.

We provide a professional, independent eyecare service with highly qualified staff who undertake regular training to provide the best advice and care to our patients.

As a result, you can be confident that you are receiving a high-quality service and aftercare following your visit to either of the practices.

Our dedicated eye examination rooms allow you to experience the very best standard of eyecare with our professional optometrists.

We have invested in modern equipment to provide you with some of the most accurate examinations possible with the addition of extra services including, OCT retinal scanning and retinal photography to allow us to examine the inside and outside your eyes in amazing detail.

Following your examination, you will be able to choose spectacles with a qualified dispensing optician who can advise on the best design of lens for your needs and a suitable frame to fit you correctly and comfortably

The lenses can be measured accurately using the Essilor Visioffice digital fitting system which can measure your lenses to within 1/10 of a degree ensuring you have the best vision possible.


NHS Standard Eye Test
Available to eligible groups at no charge
Private Eye Examination
A detailed examination available to all patients
Enhanced Private Examination
A private examination to include both OCT scans and retinal photography
Visiplan Eye Examination
A comprehensive eye examination with discounts on both spectacle lenses and eye drops etc
£10.50 per month
Annual Contact Lens Examination
A regular health check to ensure you are using the best contact lenses for your eye health


We believe that your glasses should be functional and comfortable whilst allowing you to express your image with the choice of design and colour that suits you.

Both Narberth and Cardigan have frames from the best manufacturers in the UK and around the world to meet your needs.

Lens Choice

As Essilor pro experts we can offer the very best lenses from the original manufacturer of the varifocal lens and demonstrate the specialist lenses which can have features to reduce glare from car headlights when night driving, protect your eyes from ultraviolet, sunlight damage.


Many of our patients prefer the benefits of a low monthly payment to reduce the cost of their glasses whilst having the highest standard of eyecare possible and not being limited by NHS restrictions.

Contact Lenses

Contact lenses can provide freedom from using glasses, whether full or part time, and are useful in many situations from sport to social and for practical reasons.

The qualified optometrists at Pritchard Cowburn Opticians can advise which lenses will work best for you and provide many years of comfortable, healthy wear.

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