Images of glasses and mirror
Images of glasses and mirror

Dove & Conway

Fully Independent, Family Run Opticians in Bicester. 


Owned by

Michelle Dove & Kathryn Batchelor-Dove


Community Optical Practice, focusing on Service, Healthcare, Fashionable eyewear, Personalised service and care.


We always do our best to get things right first time, but even if you need a little extra help or need to come back and see us again, we make sure that you are happy with your experience and choices.  



Who are Kathryn & Michelle ?

We are both Optometrists.



We are trained and experienced in every part of caring for your eyes, contact lenses or glasses.


We live in Bicester 


We want to see a balance between the positive parts of the new development and supporting small local businesses. 



We believe in taking time to get to know you.


This is why we have chosen to run the business as a Fully Independent Optician rather than part of a multiple or small group. 


Economically it is common in retail and sales based practices to keep professional time to a minimum, using unregistered non professional staff for many of the tasks.


Here, by seeing fully trained and experienced professionals through the whole visit, you can trust that all parts of the exam have been done to a professional and high quality standard.



We are dedicated to prevention of eye disease at an early stage and making the eye exam a relaxed & friendly experience.



You will always get the best results when the eye exam is tailored to you and your needs. Being a small healthcare based family business allows the time and freedom to do this well.

We look beyond just glasses and contact lens sales


We are experienced in finding the correct fit and lens options for you with glasses or contact lenses, or discuss surgery where appropriate. 


We also routinely investigate lifestyle or occupational causes of symptoms, so that our advice can be personalised to you. 


However we also go beyond that and take a Holistic ( in this context meaning taking the whole body into account) and Behavioural approach.


This means that we look at eye health and symptoms in relation to the health of the whole mind and body and pay a lot of attention to the type of tasks that you want to perform.



Why choose us?


Being a small family business we can offer flexibility, a more individual approach, and if you do chose from our glasses range, you can know that you have chosen them without feeling pressured or limited to a "One size fits all" approach. 


We offer everything from Value options through to Top Quality and Personalised designs, so can help you whatever your budget. We include Anti Scratch & Anti-Glare as stanard, and can offer lenses that have a 2 year guarantee against scratching. 




We have lived in Bicester for some time, and want to help build and support businesses and groups in the town. 


To do this, we try to buy what we can within Bicester and we offer a free advertising space in a local information folder that stays in our waiting area. If you are a local business and want to use this, please drop an advert up to A4 in size in to the shop. Businesses we know or that are recommended by or connected to our patients will get priority, but all local businesses are welcome. 



Purchase of BJ Conway Opticians

We are proud to announce the purchase of BJ Conway Opticians.


Mr Conway has been looking after the eyes of Bicester residents for over 40 years, and we are proud that he has decided to trust us with his patients.


He has decided to take semi retirement, and we worked with him for over a year on discussing the purchase and then buying it fully. This way we know his style and values match ours well, and he could feel confident enough that we would look after his patients. 


We hope that they will be as happy with us as they must have been with him to stay with him so many years.


We work in a very similar patient centred way to Mr Conway, and see every person that comes through as an individual, so we hope that his patients will give us a chance to prove to them that we can continue his work. 




100 Sheep Street Bicester OX26 6LP

01869 242740 01869 242740

We are a by appointment practice, as we tend to see specialist patients who may need a quiet space and our full attention.


This means sometimes the door may be shut unless we know you are visiting.  


We are available 7 days a week by phone, email or facebook.


We are at the North end (NON Pedestrianised) of Sheep Street, opposite Broadribbs Cycles, next to The Angel and Bicester Dental Care.


This is slightly out of main town - nearly North Street. Near to Paula Jane Boutique, Denis Restaurant, Copper Kitchen.


PARKING - There is 2 hours free Parking in central Bicester, in the Sainsburys multistory. There are lifts down to Pioneer Square.



Turn left from the lifts or come out of Sainsburys and head up towards the travelodge and library. 

Then turn right onto Wesley Lane, and then left onto Sheep Street and you will see us. 


There is disabled on street parking near to the practice, by the Methodist Church.


Otherwise there is Pay & Display parking in The Cattle Market car park, Market Square and next to Deans Court.

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