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I had planned a phased re-opening of Nelson’s Eye Patch this spring, after an unfortunate period of closure in late 2019 / early 2020 whilst I received treatment for breast cancer.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, my business remains closed for now, but I am looking forward to opening up by appointment in due course, when it is safe to do so.

Thank you for your ongoing support in this rather strange and unusual 25th anniversary year for Nelson’s Eye Patch. Stay safe, see you soon!

Julie Nelson 

Julie Nelson



Julie Nelson has been making spectacles for the good people of North Norfolk and attracting clients from all over the UK since she opened Nelson’s Eye Patch in Holt in 1995.

She has built a reputation for style, service and attention to detail over four decades, having started her career on Wigmore Street, London in the 1980s at the world’s oldest independent eyewear company, C.W. Dixey and Son Ltd.

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Nelson’s Eye Patch looks different every day; our collections are ever-evolving and new styles are often snapped up before we’ve had the chance to take a photo! We love using our Instagram feed to show off eyewear makeovers, custom designs, new arrivals and other such blinking marvellous eye candy.



Shire House
Shirehall Plain
Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6HT

Telephone: 01263 711810