Who we are:

Bonavista Optics, Inc. is based in Oakwood, Ohio, USA, with a satellite office in the UK.

We are very pleased to be the licensed designer and distributor for Downton Abbey® Eyewear by Bonavista Optics. We are a private Luxury Eyewear company, owned and operated by a Licensed Dispensing Optician who began in the optical industry in 1980.

Bonnie J Ashley specializes in custom designs and bespoke eyewear.  In addition to delivering beautiful aesthetics and quality workmanship with the use of superior materials, being a veteran optician gives a first-hand understanding of facial structure and optical applications needed for the patient’s/client’s eyewear.  Our eyewear is manufactured in the United Kingdom, Italy, France and Japan.

Who we serve:

At this time, our U.S. office serves the United States and Canada, while the UK office delivers to the following countries:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Purchase directly from our B2B Shop or email us directly at [email protected] to order in your currency. To get started, set up your online account. Once we have approved it you will be able to shop from the B2B site immediately. *The shop will not be visible to you until you have an online wholesale account.

Our Premier Limited Edition “1912 Downton” and “1926 Downton” Sunglasses:

Our Premier Edition sunglasses are a priority to carry as it will ignite the excitement in your office for the upcoming launches. It highlights the quality, workmanship and style your clients will appreciate. We use Zeiss 100% UV Protection sun lenses. There is ongoing marketing to introduce these Premier Limited Edition Sunglass models to raise brand awareness with the public. These are ophthalmic quality, making RX lens insertion possible.

Handmade in England “1912 Downton” Limited Edition
Handmade in England “1926 Downton” Limited Edition Featured on the runway in London!

Also available now are the following accessories:

Handmade in Italy – Spectacle Care Kit

A/R Lens Spray Cleaner

Downton Abbey Eyewear tin including 4 cloths with various scenes from the television series.

We are pleased to introduce our first ophthalmic collection of Downton Abbey® Eyewear. The official launch was at 100% Optical in London, 23-25 April 2022. Advertising has been amplified during the release of the new Downton Abbey movie, “A New Era”.

The “Crawley Family Collection” is available for immediate shipping!

Lord Grantham” 01
“Crawley Family” models are available as a “Frame and Case” or as a “Kit” which includes Frame, Matching Flip-up Clip, Case and Spectacle Care Kit with Cleaner and Cloth.

“Lady Grantham” 01 Col 01 18 Kt. Gold plated Titanium
“Lady Grantham” 01 Col 02 Silver Titanium
“Dowager Countess of Grantham 01”
Lady Mary 01″ Col 1 Navy/Silver
Lady Mary 01″ Col 2 Red/Gold
“Lady Edith 01” Col 1 Emerald
“Lady Edith 01” Col 2 Bordeaux
“Lady Sybil” 01
Tom Branson 01

All ophthalmic eyewear will be available through Eye-Care Practitioners only.

The pieces reflect the style and characteristics of the series and movie characters, the first release representing the immediate Crawley Family members.

The eyewear models are all optician designed, with facial comfort, fit, balance and style in mind. The frames have the vintage vibe of the Downton Abbey era with some artistic license being taken, reflective of the luxury and opulence portrayed in both the series and movie. We have used the full pallet of colour given to us by the Downton Abbey creative team throughout the series. This will range from soft, subtle and subdued to rich and elegant tones, to the bright, vibrant and lively colours of the 20’s. Our metal models are made with Titanium and some are 18 Kt. Gold plated titanium. You will enjoy the progression of the eyewear which follows the timeline of the series and movies.

In order to become a registered seller/stockist, an account application with Bonavista Optics, Inc. must be completed and approved, along with the initial order to purchase the Crawley Family collection.


There will be added accessory surprises along the way, as well as events. Our first debut was “Vision Expo East” in June, 2021, followed by our launch and Introduction of Ophthalmic Frames at “100 Percent Optical” in London, 23-25 April, 2022.