About Us

Expert eye care since 1986

Bater & Stout Opticians has been the first port of call for patients from Swansea, Neath, Morriston, Swansea Valley, Pontardawe and Gower since we opened as Bater Opticians in 1986. Our dedication to eye health and the latest innovations in eye care has seen us establish an enviable reputation as one of South Wales' leading and most respected optometrists.

Utilising the latest technologies and being home to Swansea's only Kodak Lens Vision Centre, our experienced team of optometrists, dispensing opticians, lens technicians, clinical assistants and support staff provide an outstanding professional service to patients of all ages.

Here at Bater & Stout, we offer a wide range of services, including eye examinations, hearing tests, frames and contact lenses.

Swansea's trusted and respected local opticians

At Bater & Stout, we provide the latest collections for ladies, men, teens and children, so you can be certain that you will find spectacles that look great and fit well.

Our independence as a leading Swansea optician gives us the freedom to advise on what suits your personal needs. As a result, you are prescribed spectacles only when you need them, and with lenses and frames to suit your budget and requirements.

Buying your spectacles following your most recent eye examination couldn't be easier with Bater & Stout Opticians. Our range includes a number of styles, from classic and elegant to bold and modern. We also add new styles to our collection on a regular basis so we can continue to offer the very best spectacles to patients across Swansea, Neath, Morriston, Swansea Valley, Pontardawe and Gower.

Purchasing UV protective sunglasses

We also stock an excellent range of Ray Ban sunglasses, along with other designer brands including Guess, and specially priced prescription sunglasses available as single-vision, bifocal or varifocal.

Your need for spectacles is no barrier to having stylish, modern sunglasses with lenses made to your exact prescription. We can make specially curved lenses to suit the shape of the popular wraparound styles, whilst basic dark-tinted, superb polarised or photochromic lenses are also available.

We can also use thinner tinted lens materials, which are advisable if your prescription is stronger than average.

Call us today on 0800 023 5540 to enquire about our collection of spectacles and sunglasses, special offers or to book an appointment.

Meet The Team

Tony Stout

Tony Stout

Tony Stout

Owner & optometrist

BSc M.C.Optom FBDO. Tony took over the practice in 2013. Having started in optics in 1979, he qualified as a dispensing optician in 1982, achieved an optometry degree from Cardiff University in 1996. He joined Bater Opticians in 2001 becoming involved in all aspects of Optometry including Eyedream contact lenses, retinal photography, childrens eyecare and low vision work. He is passionate about providing the best possible eyecare, with a unique blend of sensitivity and a good deal of humour! 

Lindsay Bater

Lindsay Bater

Lindsay Bater

Optometrist

BSc., F.C.Optom, M.Phil., Dip.C.L.P. qualified in 1979, received Master of Philosophy degree in 1982 and Diploma in contact lens practice (Dip.C.L.P) in 1986. He has worked both in hospital and private practice with special interests in contact lenses and more recently dyslexia.

Len Powell

Len Powell

Len Powell

Lens Technician

Mr Powell manages our in-house laboratory in Morriston. He began his career in optical manufactuer in 1970 before joining Bater and Stout Opticians in 1986 at the start up of the business. With his vast experience and knowledge he is able to offer advice on the latest lens innovations and technology.

Jayne Davies

Jayne Davies

Jayne Davies

Optical assistant

I first noticed how friendly and caring the staff were at Bater & Stout opticians when i first became a patient myself and always hoped i would find a job the same when i was ready to go back to work after being a full-time stay at home mum. Many years later i found there was an opening for an optical assistant and was lucky enough to become part of the team. I am one of the first points of contact at the practice, from carrying out repairs and booking appointments and strive to achieve the highest level of customer satisfaction.

Janet Morgan

Janet Morgan

Janet Morgan

Senior Optical Assistant

Having worked as the practice’s optical assistant for over 12 years, Janet still has a passion for meeting new people and offering a friendly and polite welcome to everyone who comes through our doors. This love for delivering quality customer care is what inspired Janet to join the Bater & Stout team. When she’s not greeting and catering to the needs of our patients, Janet likes to entertain and socialise with friends and family. She particularly loves spending time with her three energetic grandchildren!

Janette Thomas

Janette Thomas

Janette Thomas

Senior Clinical Assistant
Janette actually fell into her role by accident and looking back couldn’t anticipate just how much she would love working as a Clinical Assistant. It was her experience as a Bater & Stout patient that inspired her to work here as she attended regular appointments with her daughter, who has been wearing spectacles from a young age. Janette found the staff so friendly, professional and approachable, which made her progression into the practice even more fitting. Outside of work, Janette likes to spend time shopping, cooking and pumping iron at her local gym.