Welcome to our Practice

clarity, simplicity & honesty.

There has been a Whitehouse and Son Optometrists in Nuneaton for nearly 100 years, with William Whitehouse setting up in 1920. After World War Two the founders son, John Whitehouse, joined his father and expanded the business to include another practise in Atherstone.

John Breakwell BSc FBOA FSMC joined as a junior in 1974, working his way up to become a partner. He has led the business since 1985, adding a third practise (B.S. Breakwell Optometrists, Warwick) in partnership with his wife Beverley in 1999.

Mr Breakwell is a former Chairman of the Local Optometric Committee for Warwickshire, and, as a long-serving examiner for British College of Optometry, he has overseen the final assessments for most of the optometrists qualifying in the UK since 1979.

As your personal eye care professionals, we are here to answer all your questions and offer expert unbiased advice to suit your individual needs.

Eyecare Services

With a comprehensive range of professional eye care services all under one roof, you can be sure that whatever your individual eye care needs; we will look after them.

  • Excellent levels of client care from approachable and friendly staff.
  • The best independent optical advice to suit your needs and budget.
  • Staff who take the time to listen and give you the time to talk
  • A vast range of lenses, frames (from budget to designer) and contact lenses, catering for all eyecare requirements.
  • The most up to date lens laboratories in Europe.

You are guaranteed professional care and attention throughout your visits and will enjoy continued support and advice whenever required.

Examinations & Testing
  • Comprehensive eye examinations (babies onwards)
  • Colour deficiency and coloured filter tests for dyslexia and reading difficulties
  • Field of vision testing
Contact Lenses
  • Complete contact lens service
  • Wide range of lenses for all requirements
Specialist Eyewear
  • Glasses for VDU use or safety glasses
  • Large range of sportswear and sunglasses to include sports such as golf, skiing, swimming and cycling
Spectacle Lenses & Frames
  • Advice on an extensive selection of frames from budget to designer, to include the latest rimless designs
  • Opportunity to design your own lens shape where applicable
  • Help and guidance on an extensive range of spectacle lenses and coatings, to include thinner and lighter lenses
  • Advices on suitable glasses for driving to ensure you meet the legal requirements
Low Vision Aids
  • Advice and support regarding low vision aids and services
Bespoke service
  • A full domiciliary service is available at your home where eligible Ensure that your sight is cared for with a personal eyecare service tailored to your exact requirements.

Opening Hours

09:30am – 5:30pm
09:30am – 5:30pm
09:30am – 5:30pm
09:30am – 5:30pm
09:30am – 1:00pm

 Whitehouse and Son Opticians ¦ 35 Long St, Atherstone CV9 1AY ¦ Call us at 01827 713395