About us

At The Specky Wren you'll find the values of a traditional family optician, with a funky modern twist. Our experienced team offers personal service, a community ethos, unrivalled value – and the latest state-of-the art equipment. 

The right frames

We've curated an amazing array of colours, shapes and styles from select independent frame designers. Our team delights in matching these carefully chosen pieces to their new owners. 


The right lens

We work with all the leading lens suppliers (such as Essilor, Nikon and Zeiss) to make sure you receive the best possible vision, whether you need single vision, bifocal or varifocal lenses.

The Right Lenses

Eye tests

We've invested in the latest state-of-the-art eye testing equipment to optimise your eye health. We're committed to providing an expert and experienced clinical service accessible to all, including those with NHS entitlement.

Examination Room

The team

Founders Marco Wren and David Carmichael have created a large and close-knit team of experts, all committed to The Specky Wren's ethos of boutique personal service and unrivalled value.

David Marco Yellow Series

Part of our community

We love our location, nestled at the entrance of The Open Market on Brighton's vibrant London Road. The ideal setting for our progressive, fun, independent opticians, serving Brighton's diverse community.

Speckwren Store Front

Visit us

We'd love you to become part of our optical revolution. Pop in and see us at our colourful shop and you'll find a warm welcome, fine music and personal service.

Boutique Interior