5 Head Street, Colchester, Essex. CO1 1NX
Telephone 01206 573892
Monday to Friday 8.45am to 5pm,
Saturday 8.45am to 4pm

Sight Tests

Conventional and VDU Sight testing including Retinal photography

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A complete range of spectacles with designer frames available

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A complete range of sunglasses with prescription sunglasses available

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Contact Lenses

Complete contact lens service with products from leading companies

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COVID Update:

– The practice has been reconfigured to help maintain social distancing, all staff wear personal protective equipment and we have strict infection control measures to keep you safe.

– All practice staff are tested twice weekly for COVID.

– For everyone’s safety face masks must be worn in the practice, except where exemptions apply.


Bethell and Clark Opticians

Designer frames – A wide range of quality spectacle frames to suit most tastes. We stock: TOM FORD, Gucci, Ray-Ban, Silhouette, Mulberry, OLIVER PEOPLES, Walter and Herbert, Tiffany, GANT, Polo, Jaeger and Swarovski

Complete contact lens service – We provide contact lens fitting and aftercare of all soft, silicone hydrogel, rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses and Myopia Control contact lenses for children. We can source products from all leading companies including ACUVUE, BAUSCH & LOMB, Alcon and CooperVision.

Sight testing – including optical coherence tomography (OCT) and digital retinal photography. We have the latest technology to ensure you continue to have the best possible vision and enjoy good health. Every sight test includes a full health check of the eyes. Apart from detecting specific eye diseases an eye test can also pick up signs of many general health problems, most commonly hypertension and diabetes.

Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS) – for people registered with a GP practice within the North East Essex NHS CCG; if you have eye pain, sudden loss of vision, foreign bodies, lid problems or flashes and floaters we can see you for a NHS funded examination. You can self-refer by speaking to our receptionists about your symptoms or you may be directed to us by your GP, pharmacist or another optometrist for an examination. Our receptionists will ask you a few short triage questions to gauge the urgency of your symptoms, where necessary we could offer you an appointment within 24hrs.

Appointments often available same day

VDU sight testing at corporate rates – we have put together a package for local businesses and their employees that will ensure compliance with health and safety regulations for VDU users in a cost-effective way.

Re-use your own frame – If you have an old pair of glasses you love but your prescription needs updating why don’t you bring them to us to be reglazed. With our own on site workshop in Colchester we can often reglaze your old spectacles at a competitive price.

Hearing – We have a hearing aid specialist in regular attendance. For an appointment at our practice, or to book a home visit: please speak to our receptionists on 01206 573892.

  • Tom Ford

    Tom Ford S/S 2021 Eyewear Collection

  • Walter & Herbert

    Beautiful eyewear designed, manufactured & tested in England.

  • Oliver Peoples

    Exclusive Hand-Crafted sunglasses with subtle detailing, retro aesthetics and high-quality materials.

  • 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.    

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