About Us

We are an independent practice based on Pelham Street (just off Clumber Street) at the start of the fashionable Hockley / Lace Market area within the Creative Quarter of Nottingham City Centre. The practice is located just a few minutes walk from intu Victoria Centre, intu Broadmarsh, Kings Walk and around the corner from Bridlesmith Gate, Wheeler Gate, the Flying Horse and the Exchange Arcade. On street parking is available on George Street and Broad Street (just off Carlton Street) in Hockley. Closest car parks are the Lace Market and Trinity Square car parks.

Focus is always on providing a truly comprehensive and personal eye-care and eye-wear service that offers patients and clients the reassurance that their eye sight and spectacles are being looked after by qualified Dispensing Opticians, Optometrists (Ophthalmic Opticians) and Optometry support staff (Optical Assistants).

We have been determined on providing a top quality eye-care service in Nottingham since 1806. Originally known as Gray & Selby until 1937, our aim has been to create a warm and welcoming environment within the traditionally furnished surroundings. In a market dominated by larger optical groups we are a practice dedicated to providing patients with a reassuring, individual and professional service.

The team at Gray & Bull are always committed to providing advice on quality, value and service. Professional guidance is provided on eye-care, glasses and contact lenses. Emphasis is always placed on a personal service, correctly fitted frames and accurately dispensed ophthalmic lenses.

We offer both Private and NHS eye examinations. We also offer a complete contact lens fitting and aftercare service.

The largest range of quality branded eyewear in Nottingham can be found at the practice. Designer ranges include sought after brands such as Ray-Ban, Oliver Peoples and Tom Ford.

We are known for the widest selection of frame styles hand-picked from around the world. Exclusive niche eyewear by Anne et Valentin (France), Face a Face (France), Barton Perriera (USA/Japan), Theo (Belgium), Mykita (Germany) and New York's finest Moscot - as worn by Johnny Depp. You will also find CAZAL Eyewear at Gray & Bull. This range was made famous by stars such as Run DMC in the 1980's.

We also stock frames by Silhouette which are the lightest available especially the famous rimless designs. Silhouette acetate frames are also worn by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Sports eyewear is an important part of the practice. We stock sunglasses by Oakley including ski goggles. These sunglasses were worn by many of the Olympians in London 2012 and Rio 2016. We also stock sunglasses and ski goggles from Maui Jim which offer the best polarised lenses on the market.

We always welcome the registration of new patients.

The practice is open from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday and Saturday from 9am-5.30pm.

Home visits are also available for the housebound.