An appetite for eye care — 5 fab foods for healthy eyes

Getting your eyes tested from childhood, getting the right glasses or contacts and maintaining regular check-ups keeps your peepers in prime condition.


Kids spring into action with fresh and funky eyewear from Alan Tyler

After a super-long winter, spring is finally here.

And if your kids are school-age, you’ve probably noticed their restlessness rises with the sap and the brighter, longer days.

With summer holidays getting a little closer, it can be a testing time for children.


Easter – our seasonal opening times and a fantastic raffle

It’s almost time to find the steepest hill you can and watch an egg roll down it faster than a bobsled at the Winter Olympics.

And for us that means it’s also time to take part in a little bit of Easter-themed fun!


Avoid the glare with Xperio lenses

Picture the scene – it’s a sunny day, so you decide to hop into your convertible, let the top down and hit the open road until you reach the countryside.


etnia Barcelona Eyewear

Established in 2001 by David Pellicer, we’re proud to welcome etnia Barcelona Eyewear to Alan Tyler Opticians.


Introducing Cath Kinston and Joules to Alan Tyler Opticians

Taking their inspiration from quirky vintage finds to design pretty, colourful prints for our modern and fresh, fun glasses.


Pupdate – Irvine our sponsored Guide Dog

We’re pleased to say Irvine, our sponsored Guide Dog, is doing fantastically well.

Since our last update, his lead work has improved, with the help of lots of praise and treats! He’s also much more confident in his own company, as before he used to whine for attention. Now he’s happy to lie down and snooze with his big teddy.


National Eye Health Week


National Eye Health Week is an annual public health campaign designed to help improve the state of the nation’s eye health. This year’s campaign will take place 18 – 24 September 2017.


Silhouette Event Day – 20% Off

Things that are special are the things we remember. Things that are particularly aesthetic or modern, light or in proportion.

Silhouette eyewear is all about combining the art of being true to oneself and always finding new forms of expression, creating timeless design that also meets the spirit of the age.

Join us 20th September at our Dorridge practice, 10am to 3pm, for our Silhouette Event Day. Understand the history behind their rich tradition, that goes right back to 1964, and how they continue to make truly versatile and enduring eyewear.

To celebrate, we’re offering an incredible 20% off all Silhouette frames for one day only. Are you an existing Alan Tyler customer? Bring a friend along and you’ll receive an additional 10% off!

There will be plenty of amazing goody bags and refreshments available, plus an opportunity to try on a range of beautiful frames and get an in-depth understanding of the Silhouette brand and design inspiration from their regional representative and expert, James.

We look forward to meeting you all there…

UPDATE: Due to huge demand, we’re happy to announce that we are offering 10% discount on all Silhouette frames until the end of December 2017.

Get Creative: Win a huge box of Sharpie Colouring Pens

To celebrate the school summer holidays, we’ve got a colourful challenge to keep your little monsters occupied for an hour, or two… and there’s a grand prize to be won!

The challenge is simple, we’re looking for the best “Summer” drawing.

This could be a day at the seaside, fun in the park, or anything that comes into their vivid imaginations. The more colourful, the better!

One lucky budding-artist will not only win a huge box of cool Sharpie colouring pens, but the winning drawing will also be digitally enlarged and put on display in our shop window for all see.

So what are you waiting for? Get out your favourite colouring pens and pencils and let your imagination go wild.

The rules: Entrants must be under the age of 16. All drawing must be submitted on A4 white paper. Competition closes 30th August 2017.

Good luck!