Linklater & Warren
Chislehurst -
020 8295 5131
Linklaters Optometrists
Bexleyheath -
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Leslie Warren Opticians
Sevenoaks -
01732 452 135

News Archive



Linklater Warren News Archive

February 2017

Seeing Double!?

The Linklater Warren team are delighted to extend their congratulations to Optometrist Matthew Carter and his wife Sophie on the recent birth of their twin boys. Wren and Grey were born on 6th February and we can report both mother and babies are doing very well.

Twins - Wren and Grey

December 2016

Guess who's coming to town on December 10th?

For one day only Father Christmas is setting up his grotto at Linklater & Warren Opticians, Chislehurst in support of Guide Dogs and SeeAbility. Tickets are being sold for £3 per child which includes an early Christmas present. All proceeds are going to charity. Booking is essential to secure your slot(s). To book visit us in practice or call on 020 8295 5131.

Festive Opening Hours

Saturday 24th December 2016 - Closed
Monday 26th December 2016 - Closed
Tuesday 27th December 2016 - Closed
Monday 2nd January 2017 - Closed

November 2016

Practices closed for one day on Wednesday 23rd November 2016.

All three practices will be remain closed on Wednesday 23rd November for a staff training and team building event. A happy and confident team means the best care for our patients. The practices will be open as usual on all other days. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

October 2016

Linklater & Warren Halloween Pumpkin Hunt, Friday 28th October 2016.

After the huge success of last year's Chislehurst halloween event Linklater & Warren Opticians were once again the proud sponsors of the Halloween Pumpkin Hunt; a ghoulish adventure for 3 to 11 year olds based on and around Chislehurst High Street.

halloween 2016

Over 400 children attended this year’s Halloween Pumpkin Hunt in full fancy dress. As title sponsors we’d like to thank all those that attended and those involved in the organisation for helping to make it such a raving success.

Visit the Chislehurst website to read more.

August 2016

Congratulations Nikita!

The Linklater Warren team would like to extend their congratulations to Nikita Thomas who recently qualified as an Optometrist. Nikita has been part of our team for the past year during which time she completed her pre-registration training based within our Bexleyheath and Sevenoaks branches and at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. It has been a delight to witness Nikita's development from graduate to fully qualified Optometrist and we hope she has a long and successful career within the group.

March 2016

Gordon Ilett lands new role at Institute of Optometry

The Linklater Warren team would like to extend their congratulations to Optometrist and company Managing Director Gordon Ilett, who has recently been appointed Chairman of Trustees of the Institute of Optometry. The Institute is entering an exciting period of development and Gordon is delighted to be helping steer the institution in its new direction. Gordon continues to divide his time between working at the Linklater Warren practices and in his other roles as Trustee of the charity SeeAbility, Councillor for the Association of Optometrists and Chairman of the Local Optical Committee.

December 2015

Congratulations Natalie and Andrew.

The Linklater Warren team would like to congratulate Natalie Spillman (Manager of Linklaters Optometrists) who, on Saturday 19th December, married her partner Andrew Moody. The couple looked gorgeous and we wish them a very happy future together. Congratulations to the new Mr and Mrs Moody.

Festive Opening Times

This year our practices we will be closed on 24th to 28th December 2015 and then again on the 1st January 2016. We will be operating our normal opening hours on all other days.

The Linklater Warren team would like to wish all out customers a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

October 2015

Linklater & Warren Opticians Halloween Pumpkin Hunt

Linklater & Warren Opticians are proud to be this year’s title sponsor of the Chislehurst Halloween Pumpkin Hunt.

Dress up your little ones and bring them down to Chislehurst this Halloween to enjoy a ghoulish adventure up and down the High Street.

Registration is open for children aged 3 to 11 years and can be accessed via the Visit Chislehurst website.

We look forward to seeing your spooky little monsters on the 30th October.

April 2015

VIP Style event at Linklater & Warren Opticians, Chislehurst.

Linklater & Warren Opticians, Chislehurst are hosting a VIP style event on Thursday 16th April from 14:00 to 21:00. The entire William Morris Eyewear collection is being showcased and special discounts will be available during the event.

A Colour Me Beautiful accredited stylist will be in the practice providing personal consultations; come and experience a full colour and face shape analysis to find the look that enhances your best features and creates a younger more vibrant you. We expect lots of interest so advance booking is recommended.

We are also delighted to announce that a beauty therapist from award winning salon Royal Parade Beauty Spa will also be on hand between 18:00 and 21:00 to offer expert make up advice tailored to compliment your look and enhance your eyes. Come along and experience the VIP treatment.

March 2015

The Visit Chislehurst Spotlight is on Linklater & Warren Opticians.

The Linklater & Warren Opticians eye examination and spectacle dispensing experience has received a glowing review in a feature and accompanying video published on the Visit Chislehurst website.

We would like to say a huge thank you to Claire from Visit Chislehurst for deciding to document her visit to our practice and for her kind words. Follow the link below to read the full Visit Chislehurst 'Spotlight' review on Linklater & Warren Opticians:

Read our visit Chislehurst review

Colorimetry and visual stress information evening a huge success.

On 29th January we held a colorimetry, visual stress and dyslexia information evening at Linklater & Warren Opticians, Chislehurst. The evening was well attended by local SENCOs (Special Educational Needs Coordinators) and teachers and featured an informative presentation by specialist optometrist Jasmine Prentice.

We would like to offer a huge thank you to those that attended and helped make the evening such a success.

Febuary 2015

DADA spectacle design competition.

Jen (receptionist at Linklater & Warren Opticians, Chislehurst) has entered her spectacle design into the DADA Spectacle Design Competition and has been shortlisted as a finalist! Jen’s design features a gold front, Italian lace inspired horn sides and are detailed with a pair of miniature black stiletto heels.

As a finalist her design was made by bespoke frame manufacturer Tom Davies and displayed at this year’s 100% Optical trade fair. A true honour and we are inordinately proud of her efforts. Well done Jen!

The Tom Davies Bespoke Eyewear collection is available from Linklaters Optometrists in Bexleyheath.

Sun glasses

Colorimetry and visual stress information evening a huge success.

On 29th January we held a colorimetry, visual stress and dyslexia information evening at Linklater & Warren Opticians, Chislehurst. The evening was well attended by local SENCOs (Special Educational Needs Coordinators) and teachers and featured an informative presentation by specialist optometrist Jasmine Prentice.

We would like to offer a huge thank you to those that attended and helped make the evening such a success.

December 2014

Christmas RayBan prize draw…

This festive season we are entering everyone that attends for an eye test with us between the 15th December and 3rd January into our Christmas prize draw. One lucky patient will win a pair of RayBan sunglasses of their choice.

All you need to do is attend for a private or NHS funded eye examination between the dates above. The winner will be announced on Facebook on Sunday 4th January so ‘like’ one of our Facebook pages to make sure you don’t miss the announcement.

Our private eye examinations are currently £45 or £25 to students. Children, adults over 60 years old and certain other groups qualify for NHS funded eye tests… find out more on our NHS eye examination page.

October 2014

4th October 2014

To celebrate the opening of Linklater & Warren Opticians in Chislehurst we are inviting you to attend our Open Day on 4th October 2014.

We are delighted to announce that the founders of Taylor Morris Eyewear will be attending the practice... star of #madeinchelsea Hugo Taylor and his business partner Charlie Morris will be on hand to showcase their exquisite range of spectacles and sunglasses from 2pm.

In addition we will be offering a 20% discount on all spectacles and sunglasses ordered on the day so why not come down and treat yourself to a pair of spectacles or sunglasses as amazing as you are.

We will have canapés and bubbly ready for your visit and our friendly practice team will be here all day to answer any questions or queries you may have.

Sun glasses

Welcome Optometrist Nick Sage

The warmest of welcomes to our newest Optometrist Nick Sage who has joined our professional team this October.

Nick began his career in optics in 2002 and after initially qualifying as a Dispensing Optician in 2006 Nick went on to qualify as an Optometrist in 2012.

Nick joins us from Boots Opticians, Sevenoaks where he has been working for many years.

Nick will be working at Leslie Warren Opticians, Sevenoaks and Linklaters Optometrists, Bexleyheath and we are delighted to have him on board.

August 2014

Linklater & Warren Opticians, Chislehurst is now open and taking bookings.

Why not pop in for a visit to meet the practice team and to browse our beautiful new range of eye-wear?

With spectacles and sunglasses by designers including Tag heuer, Tiffany, Ray-Ban, Face A Face and Oliver Goldsmith you are sure to find the perfect pair for you.

We look forward to welcoming you to our new practice soon.

July 2014

Linklater & Warren Opticians, Chislehurst opening date announced.

The building works and refurbishment is now well under way at 30a High Street, Chislehurst and we are delighted to announce that Linklater & Warren Opticians will open on 11th August.

For general enquiries or to book an appointment please email

We endeavour to publish our practice telephone number as soon as possible so please watch this space to keep up to date.

April 2014

Coming soon… Linklater & Warren Opticians, Chislehurst.

We are delighted to announce that Linklater & Warren Opticians will soon be opening in Chislehurst, Bromley. Our practices are well known for providing a unique blend of exceptional eye care, excellent customer service and fantastic range of quality eye wear. Opening in spring 2014 Linklater and Warren Opticians will be staffed by our highly experienced, friendly and knowledgeable Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians.

Linklater & Warren Opticians will provide private and NHS funded comprehensive eye examinations as well as dry eye assessments, low vision rehabilitation, specialist contact lenses and colorimetry for those with visual stress and dyslexia. Whilst our spectacle range will cater to all budgets we are passionate about quality and specialise in premium eyewear.

Designed by 442design the practice interior will be spacious, sleek, comfortable and stylish and will appeal to those with a discerning taste, who are quality focused and keen to receive the best eye care available. We look forward to seeing you in Chislehurst soon and please watch this space for more information, contact details and our opening date.

January 2014

Linklaters Optometrists and Leslie Warren Opticians will be closed on Monday January 27th due to a staff training day.

December 2013

Festive prize for Leslie Warren Opticians
Leslie Warren Opticians has scooped a special Christmas prize for its festive window display, as reported by Optician Online.

Jenny Gaston of Linklaters

The Best Christmas Window award - judged by the Chamber of Commerce and the Mayor of Sevenoaks - came in recognition of receptionist Jenny Gaston's eye-catching decorations. The display featured Christmas baubles and Silhouette eyewear material, winning a bottle of champagne, victory shield and certificate in the process. A very well done!

Xmas and New Year Opening at Linklaters

Monday 23rd Dec: Open as normal 09:00 - 17:30
Xmas Eve: Open 09.00- 16.00
Xmas Day: Closed
Boxing day: Closed
Friday 27th Dec: Closed 'Bonus' Day
Sat 28th Dec: Open as normal 09:00 - 17:30
Monday 30th Dec: Open as normal 09:00 - 17:30
New Year's Eve: Open as normal 09:00 - 17:30
New Years day: Closed
Thursday 2nd Jan: Open as normal 09:00 - 17:30

November 2013

Welcome to our new website

Linklater Warren is delighted to launch our new website, giving you the latest information on our optometry services and designer frames.

Free eye examinations 'proving popular'

Did you know a number of groups are entitled to an NHS funded eye examination at no extra cost? Find out more via our eye examinations page.

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