37 High Street, Guildford, Surrey , GU1 3DY

Opening Times

Monday: 9.00am - 5.30pm
Tuesday: 9.00am - 5.30pm
Wednesday: 9.00am - 5.30pm
Thursday: 9.00am - 5.30pm
Friday: 9.00am - 5.30pm
Saturday: 9.00am - 5.30pm
Sunday: Closed

Personalised care on the High Street


Our location in Guildford couldn’t be better. But that’s not all: we offer a wide range of eye care services including thorough eye tests, designer brand frames, world-class ZEISS lenses, and team members who really want to help.

If you’re a student, we’ll be delighted to welcome you and offer you a student discount on your glasses.

Why come to us?


Key Services:

  • Advanced Eye Tests
  • Free Wifi
  • Refreshments
  • Optomap scans
  • NHS and Children's Eye Examinations
  • FREE contact lenses trials
  • Contact lens fitting
  • Free Hearing Test and Health Checks
  • Fitting Hearing Solutions including FREE trials
  • Ear wax removal

Useful Info:

  • *We will refund the cost of your parking up to £5.40 off any purchase equal to or exceeding £5.40, including eye exams, contact lens fitting, purchase of glasses frames, lenses, sunglasses or contact lenses.
  • Please find us opposite the Halifax bank at the bottom of the highstreet.

Bayfields Opticians and Audiologists Guildford

An opticians practice has been here in Guildford for over 100 years – since 1911, in fact. The Guildford store has been a part of the Bayfields family since 2019, but you may have known us as John Harwood prior to this. We’re proud to offer a wide range of eye care services, and we warmly welcome students (and we offer student discounts, too). 

Come to Bayfields for your eye test and you’ll a very thorough test, to spot any problems with your vision, your eye health and even aspects of your general health.

Don’t have an appointment? 
Just pop in and, if at all possible, we’ll do our best to see you! And if you’re worried about any discomfort in your eyes, or changes to your vision, just have a word with us and we’ll see what eye care we can provide for you.    

Repairs and servicing 
Have you sat on your glasses? Or have they started feeling a bit loose? We’ll be more than happy to make any adjustments and repairs we can. We can also set up regular servicing. 

Brands Available At Our Guilford Branch

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5 months ago

When I discovered that the NHS either no longer offers ear removal or it takes an age to get an appointment, I tried this service. There is a fee but you get up to an hour of careful checking, treatment, and detailed explanation from a trained audiologist you'd never get with the NHS who use MCAs.

Julie Ford

5 months ago

I have always been very satisfied with the specs purchased f...rom Bayfields, which definitely has not been the case from every other optician in Guildford. It’s certainly not cheap but it adds significant value to my life as I have always had poor eyesight.

John Le Cheminant

2 months ago

Excellent Optician - been coming here since it was the origi...nal John Harwood - high quality - you pay for what you get!

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