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Farmilo Optometrist : Francis St

Francis St, Leicester

Farmilo Optometrists have had practices on both Francis Street and Queens Road in Stoneygate, just south of Leicester’s city centre, for over twenty-five years. Initially taking over William York’s practice in 1991, Liz and David Farmilo have grown both practices, through word of mouth, recommendations based on the excellent care and personal service that they offer their customers. In addition, both branches also offer accessible ground floor consulting rooms for those with less mobility.

Liz is also a specialist in Colorimetry and visual stress, and takes appointments at our Francis Street practice, where she examines patients to identify whether tinted lenses can help improve those experiencing visual discomfort and dyslexia. While David’s specialism is Glaucoma and OrthoK - the overnight correction contact lenses. With over sixty years’ experience between them, they are now passing their vast knowledge and expertise on to an excellent team of younger colleagues within the practice.


53 Francis St

0116 270 0044


Sunday: Closed

Disabled access available


  • Comprehensive eye examination (£35)
  • Macular Screening
  • Diabetic retinal screening
  • Contact Lens Fitting - FREE (normally £59)
  • Contact Lens Aftercare
  • Sports eyewear consultations
  • Low Vision assessment
  • Reading speed test
  • OrthoK / Colorimetry Assesments

We offer a relaxed, friendly environment providing specialist eyecare, with a very personal, unhurried service and accessible ground floor consulting rooms. Taking care of the whole family; from grandchildren to grandparents, we build long-term relationships, helping you look after your eyes for life.

Our expert team of highly qualified optometrists and dispensing opticians, provide the highest standards of clinical care, ensuring that you get the most accurate and latest advice available, tailored to meet your individual requirements, whatever they may be.

We have an impressive selection of designer and fashion eyewear, many of which are exclusive to us in Leicester. With over 1,000 frames in stock to choose from, we also have a wide selection of catalogues which you can order from, so you are guaranteed to find the right frame, to bring out the best in you.

We have also recently launched our own brand of affordable eyewear Bray and Co. and every purchase of Bray & Co. frames benefits the charitable foundation Vision Aid Overseas. It’s also important to mention that with every pair of Bray & Co. frames we sell, we give a pair to someone in need through the charitable foundation Vision Aid Overseas
We also offer a wide range of contact lenses suitable for nearly all prescriptions, and whether you wear them all the time, socially, just for sport, or are trying them for the first time, our ‘Try Before You Buy service’ let’s you test them out free of charge.

Many of our staff have been with us for a number of years, so there is always a friendly face to welcome you in. Whatever your requirements, we’d love to see you, so please feel free to drop by and visit us.

Or alternatively, call to book an appointment today: 0116 270 9595 at Queens Road or 0116 270 0044 at Francis Street

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Our promise to you

Best Eye test you will ever have

Expert eye care from an experienced and friendly family team

At Farmilo Optometrists our highest priority is excellent patient care. We ensure that everyone who leaves our practice has been given the time and attention required to carry out a full and thorough eye test, to ask any questions and to choose the right vision correction if necessary.

David and Elizabeth Farmilo have more than 60 years combined experience in the optical industry. David graduated from The City University in London in 1981 and qualified in 1982, and Elizabeth also studied at The City University and graduated in 1982, qualifying in 1983.

In addition to private practice, both have undertaken work at the Institute of Optometry in London and at Whipps Cross Hospital and the Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Both are past examiners for the College of Optometry and are members of the Association of Optometrists.

Dispensing optician Sue Gardner is fully qualified to ensure you get the best advice about frames and lenses. She is also available for adjustments and minor repairs.

Emma Sturgess, Melissa Hubbard, Janette Herbert, Jo Highton and Tara Clarke are the excellent team of optical assistants at both practices. They are fully trained to help you with frame choice and suitable lenses and to do adjustments and repairs.

Branch Staff


Senior Optometrist


Lab Technician and Optical Consultant

Optical assistant Angela

Optical Consultant

Optometrist Harshad


Optical assistant Mel

Optical Consultant





Optometrist Kiran



Optical Consultant


Lab Technician

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