5 Head Street, Colchester, Essex. CO1 1NX
Telephone 01206 573892
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm,
Saturday 9am to 4pm

About us

Bethell & Clark

were founded over 85 years ago. We are an independent opticians, providing a full range of eye care services including eye examinations, contact lenses, all types of frames and lenses, sunglasses and much more.

By only using qualified Optometrists for the eye examinations and contact lens fitting, and qualified dispensing opticians for the fitting of frames and lenses, all of whom are registered with the general Optical Council, we provide complete, high quality eye care solutions at very competitive prices.

As part of our traditional approach to providing high standards of service, we provide a full adjustment service for all of our spectacles. Simply call in to our practice and our staff will be pleased to help you.


NHS & Private eye examinations
VDU sight testing at corporate rates
Complete contact lens service
Large frame display including designer frames
Retinal photography
See yourself as others see you with our new i-pad App
Our own workshop – Reglaze your frames

‘At Bethell & Clark, we are committed to providing a quality of eye care you can depend on’

  • Adidas 2018 range now available! addidas-1

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  • Book your sight test online

    You can now submit a sight test request online. From the sight test menu above, select “Book appointment” and complete the requested information. On receipt of your request a member of staff will contact you with the closest appointment to your request.