Independent Optician Milton Keynes

Opticians Milton Keynes

368 – 370 Midsummer Boulevard, Central Milton Keynes. MK9 2EA

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Where award winning eyecare and quality combine.

Experience an unswerving dedication to care, customer service and quality.

At Hammond and Dummer we listen. – Our team take the time to understand your optical requirements, so we can tailor the solution to suit your eye’s individual needs.

Hammond and Dummer never settle for average. – We offer a very different experience to your usual opticians. By combining advanced lens customisation options and innovative frame design, we craft unique eyewear which are perfectly suited to your life style, your lens prescription, your budget and of course your face.

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Eye Exams

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Designer Frames

Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are an ever popular choice among people who prefer the convenience of not wearing glasses. If your eyes are suitable, Claire will help you to understand the choices on offer, the benefits and also any drawbacks or risks associated with each choice.

Hammond and Dummer are Milton Keynes’ award winning opticians. In fact earlier this year at the “Optician Oscars” The National Optician Awards, Claire’s outstanding eyecare was recognised when we were judged Winner in the category of Contact Lenses Patient Engagement.

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Contact Lenses

Children’s Glasses

children's glassesChildren are always on the go and so they need frames that are strong and durable eyewear and will stand up to the rough and tumble of your child’s life.

In the beginning children can also be quite self conscious about their appearance and so it’s vitally important to chose a pair of the correct size that compliments their smaller features. That way your child will enjoy wearing their glasses and you as a parent, can be confident they will be worn during times when you’re not around.

Claire and her talented team will take extra special care of your child and go that extra mile both during the eye examination and also while helping them to choose the right frames.

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Children's Glasses

Welcome to my bespoke opticians

Claire’s Biography

Claire began her career in optics at the University of Bradford and gained experience in Chesterfield during her pre-registration year. She went on to postgraduate study in London before gaining hospital experience locally.

Claire has huge experience of optometry and has a special interest in children’s eye care and the pathology of the eye. She continued to study and has gained a Diploma in Independent Prescribing that enables her to prescribe medication just like your GP and has qualified as a behavioural optometrist. She works closely with local consultants to offer a seamless and comprehensive service.

Claire and her husband, Bob, purchased H&D in 2004 and they both bring that commitment to the practice based on their combined careers in healthcare. Their over-riding motivation is care for their patients, the quality of everything they offer and a welcoming smile.

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See the world more clearly in HD

We have the widest choice of
luxury designer frames in The UK

At Hammond & Dummer, we handpick a unique selection of fine quality eyewear from all these luxury brands. Our constantly evolving collection is a celebration of style and includes pieces from the world’s finest and most coveted brands

Lindberg Precious
Robert La Roche eyewear
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Lindbery Luxury eyeware
Orgreen eyeware
Official Mykita stockists
Face a Face Paris
Cartier frames
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Linda Farrow eye wear
Anne et Valentin Eyewear
Tom davies bespoke eyewear
Rolf spectacles
Garrett & Leight Logo
Maui Jim eye wear
Tom Ford eye wear
Lindberg precious

Our practice in pictures


With owner Claire Ranger at the helm, Hammond & Dummer is an independent, family run business with a focus on clinical excellence, cutting edge technology balanced with a family centric approach.

A lot of our patients have asked us whether there are other branches of Hammond & Dummer or alternatively is the practice a franchise. No, our practice is the only independent optician in Central Milton Keynes. Hammond and Dummer is a single family run practice, no franchises or large multinational companies in the background holding shares and directing the business; it is Claire Ranger, her husband, Bob and ‘The Girls’ delivering exceptional eye care.

Here's what people are saying about our service


Christian Osborne

"I have been a customer of Hammond & Dummer since the practice opened and I have never been anywhere else for glasses or lenses, not even online! Why you may ask? Well mainly because of the exemplary service and welcome you get every time you walk through the door, I now even have my own PGA (personal glasses assistant) Jennie! Lol. All jokes aside, I am treated like a friend and not just a customer, that makes all the difference to me and is why I will always be a customer and will always recommend the practice for customer service, product range and innovation. SPECtacular! :)"


Steve Mulvaney

As usual the care and attention received on my last visit to your practice was second to none. The welcome is always warm and friendly and the Piano is awesome. I did notice that you had some new equipment and it's great that you continue to invest in technology to look after my eyes and optical health. I am sure you notice that I only ever really look at your Cartier range, however Michelle loves all the other boutique and fashion brands that you have on offer (I just wish you had less ?). The range and choice on offer in your practice is superb, it a real pleasure to just browse your displays As always your team give 100% to the customer/patient and it's true that people buy from people, it's great to see that you have been recognised by your industry peers in the past and in my opinion you are the best opticians I have ever had the pleasure to deal with, having worn glasses for over 40 yrs (the last 5 under your care) I have seen a lot of opticians that could learn some real lessons from you and your team. Keep up the brilliant work

I’ve never experienced anything like it

Deborah Kazakos

“I’ve never experienced anything like it! I love your style consultations. The staff at Hammond and Dummer guided me through what I usually find a stressful process. Their expertise in colour choice and styling was second to none. I’ll never go anywhere else. I’m now enlightened and keep popping in to see the latest additions to the collection.”


Gill Hammond (No relation to the original Hammonds of H&D!)

“I think the range of unusual fashion frames you stock is fantastic - I've had strangers stop me on the street, on the train, on the tube, in the UK, in New Zealand, in France, all to ask where I got them from! My friend Jeanette who lives in Kent is now one of your customers because she couldn't find anything as innovative anywhere in her locality. It's a great service! “

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You've never seen an opticians, quite like this before