For over 25 years Marshall and Lilley have been caring for the eye health of their patients in Leiston, Aldeburgh, Saxmundham and surrounding villages. Under the direction of Optometrist Guy Marshall, we are committed to providing you with the finest quality eyecare in an atmosphere that is friendly and caring, yet professional and efficient.

Whether you just want a functional pair of spectacles or to keep up the latest fashion, selecting your lenses and frames is a very personal choice. We have available a wide variety of options that can be tailored to suit not only your medical needs but also your fashion preferences. We are constantly updating our selection and our experienced staff are always on hand to give advice and assistance.

Our service does not end when you leave our practice with your new spectacles. Over time your spectacles may become distorted from being knocked or just from everyday handling, the nosepads may also need replacing if they become discoloured. We will adjust frames and replace pads, not just for the guarantee period, but for the lifetime of the spectacles, and all at no charge.

Your Eye Health

What can I do to help my vision?

Many people tend to worry about their overall health and give little to no attention to their eye health. However, taking care of your sight is more important than you may think. Your eyes benefit from good care as much as the rest of your body does.

Free NHS Eye Exam

Can I get a free NHS eye exam?

If you are in one of the following categories you are entitled to a NHS eye examination every 2 years, or more frequently if recommended by your Optometrist.

  • If you are 18 or under and in full time education
  • If you are diabetic
  • If you are aged 40 and above with a family history of glaucoma
  • If you are aged 60 and over
  • If you are in receipt of certain benefits †
  • † For more information visit our practice or go to the NHS Choices website


The optometrist says I have a cataract, should I be worried?

Cataracts are formed when the clear lens inside your eye becomes cloudy or misty. This is a gradual process that usually happens as we get older. It does not hurt.

When should my child's eyes be tested?

Children do not have to be able to read to have their eyes examined. It's possible to see whether the child has a squint or needs glasses without asking them any questions, using age-appropriate tests and equipment.
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I need my colour vision checked for my new job

Your prospective employer may supply you with a form that we will complete after completing a colour vision test, there will be a charge for this. Alternatively you can request a colour vision check as part of a full eye examination.

About Us

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Our Staff

Your first contact with us is our friendly and efficient reception team, who create a welcoming atmosphere and keep everything running smoothly. All our Optometrists are fully qualified professionals, who will ensure that you have a comprehensive and detailed eye examination. Our dispensing team work closely with the Optometrists and will advise you of suitable frame and lens choices, talk you through your options to give the best optical results for your vision.

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We pride ourselves on the quality of our products. All of our spectacle frames, even the budget range, are guaranteed for a minimum 12 months and some products, such as our anti-reflecting coatings are guaranteed for a full 2 years. We select our suppliers with care, so that you can be sure that your eyewear will fulfill all your requirements both in style and visual results.

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We don't just provide eye examinations. At Marshall and Lilley we also supply and fit a comprehensive range of contact lenses, we advise on dry eye, lid hygiene, and other eyecare issues. Our staff can carry out adjustments and minor repairs to spectacles, and if the repair is beyond us we know where to send them for the best results.

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What's New

A Revolution in Protection against Harmful UV and Blue-Violet Light

Harmful light is mostly outdoors, but new light sources can also be harmful. Lens wearers spend more time indoors exposed to new artificial light sources we spend on average 7 hours viewing a screen a day.

Marshall and Lilley

  • 26, High Street,
  • Leiston IP16 4EW
  • Telephone: 01728 833114

Opening Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm