Gwynns Opticians  began more than fifty years ago with a mission to provide the local community with quality eye care services. Since then, we've helped hundreds of thousands of people find the perfect spectacles for their needs. We offer something a little different from the usual high street chains. As an independent optometrist , you get a personalised service, designed around your vision needs and access to the latest diagnostic tools. Our eye-health professionals- the team behind the service - work with you to find solutions to your eye health needs. Visit us today and find out why we're so highly rated in the local area.

  • Friendly, professional opticians
  • Catering to all types of eye-care
  • Cutting-edge diagnostic equipment and technology
  • On-site optical laboratory
  • A commitment to a high level of care
  • Personalised service that meets your individual needs

Mission Statement 

"Our mission is to provide a high level of personal care to all our patients while retaining our independence. To achieve this, we use a combination of service excellence, the latest in diagnostic and optical technology, and our professional expertise. With these strategic pillars, we seek to provide our patients with the same high level of care for the next fifty years as we have the last."


Why Trust & Choose Us? 

50 Years' Experience 

Here at Gwynns, we've been serving local patients for more than fifty years, giving you peace of mind.

fully Independent 

Gwynns is different from the usual mainstream high street chains. Our independence gives us the freedom to provide you with the best advice.

Quality Products And Services 

We offer a wide selection of eye-related products and services, including spectacles, designed to help you better manage your sight and eye health.

Best in class Technology 

At Gwynns, diagnosis and treatment accuracy are paramount - this is why we only work with the best in eye care technology, such as Top Con.

Meet The Team

Justin Robinson

Director & Optometrist

Aberdare Branch


Director & Optometrist

Tonypandy Branch


Director & Optometrist

Aberdare Branch


Director & Optometrist

Pontypridd Branch


Director & Optometrist

Pontypridd Branch

Justin Robinson

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James Tombs

I studied Optometry in Cardiff University. I started work at Gwynns Opticians in July 1998 and became a Director of the company in 2011. 

I have a genuine passion for Optometry and am always looking to improve. I have specialist qualifications in low vision and acute eye care. I have recently gone back to University to gain independent prescribing rights. This will allow me to prescribe medications for all eye conditions and keep patients in primary care and out of hospital. 

Out of work I enjoy being a Dad, running and renovating my house.

Chris Evans 

I graduated from Aston University in 1999. I moved to South Wales in the summer of 2001 and have worked across the industry, including both Cardiff and Plymouth Universities before starting at Gwynns in 2014. 

I mainly work in the Aberdare branch. I hold higher qualifications in; Glaucoma, Low Vision, Clinical Teaching, Mentoring and am working towards becoming and Independent Prescriber. I also work for WOPEC as a tutor and a mentor to increase skill levels of Optometrists across Wales. I have performed careers talks to encourage people into Optometry at local schools and Sixth Forms and have had a number of interested students, including overseas Optometrists sit in with me. 

I am married with two sons. I enjoy board games, talking about Disney holidays and cricket.

Phillip Rees 

Graduated from Aston University in 1983

I have worked for Gwynns since January 1984 and am based in Pontypridd. I am accredited to carry out enhanced Welsh Eyecare and Low Vision examinations.

I am married with grown up son and daughter. I enjoy watching most sports and playing golf


I graduated from Cardiff University in 2000. I did my pre-registration year at Gwynns and have been here ever since! I work across the Tredegar, Blackwood and Aberdare branches. 

I am able to carry out Welsh eye care examinations, contact lens fitting and hold higher qualifications in low vision. 

I enjoy all sports, especially football and love spending time with my wife Joanne and daughter Sofia (and Chihuahua Bella!)

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