About Us






Established in July 2002 by Steve Lea, Special Looks Opticians was opened to provide customers with a more personal experience than those obtained at other opticians.

Our practice was opened in Lye, in March 2003, next door to Oakhill Optical Laboratories, who manufacture all of our spectacle lenses. This allows us to deliver a quality product in a quick and efficient way.

The practice was taken over by Dan Wright in May 2023, who now is the resident optometrist, providing the majority of our clinical services


Daniel Wright BSc MCOptom Prof Cert Glauc

Practice Director and Optometrist


2024: Professional Certificate in Glaucoma, College of Optometrists

2022: MECS Qualified Optometrist, WOPEC

2022: General Optical Council (GOC) Registration (01-36171)

2022: MCOptom, Membership of the College of Optometrists

2020: BSc (Hons) Optometry with First Class Honours, Aston University

Learnings in Progress:

  • Professional Certificate in Medical Retina
  • Professional Certificate in Independent Prescribing

Dan graduated Aston in 2020 with a First Class honours in Optometry, and then began undertaking professional exams while under supervision in an optical chain practice, fully qualifying and joining the GOC register. Shortly after he completed his MECS qualification, allowing him to provide emergency eye care.

In 2023, Dan joined Special Looks Opticians, and has taken over the majority of our clinical services. Subsequently in 2024 Dan completed a higher qualification with the College of Optometrists - a Professional Certificate in Glaucoma.

Dan has a passion for learning and always aims to deliver evidence-based eye care while continuing his further education and training to bring the best healthcare to our patients. He hopes in the future to continue gaining higher qualifications, and expanding the scope of services we are able to offer.

Scope of Practice:

  • General Optometry (Contact Lenses and Refraction)
  • Myopia Management (Contact Lenses and Spectacle Lenses)
  • Emergency Eye Care Including Corneal Foreign Body Removal (MECS/CUES)


We strive to offer customers a premium optical experience, while at the same time maintaining the core values of a family run business.

We aim to deliver high quality and premium spectacles and contact lenses to anyone who requires them.

We aim to improve and maintain the ocular health of all of our patients and customers, through routine eye health exams.


We provide optical products at a fair price to our patients.

We offer a range of products that suitable to the requirements of our patients.

We put our patient's ocular health first.


We believe that optics isn't just about providing patients with spectacles, but also

that we have a healthcare obligation to our patients.

Eye examinations don't just look at how well you can see, but can tell us about the overall health of a patient. From looking at the eyes we can pick up early signs of things such as high blood pressure or diabetes.


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