Experts in Eye Care for over 100 years.

Bethell and Clark have been offering ophthalmic services to the people of Colchester and the wider area for over 110 years. We are the longest established local optometric practice. As a family-run independent optician we have always put our patient care first.

Bethell and Clark have been offering ophthalmic services to the people of Colchester and the wider area for over 100 years. As an independent optician we always put you, the patient, first.

We provide a comprehensive range of eye care services including: premium, OCT and standard eye examinations, contact lens fittings, a wide selection of frames and sunglasses to suit all tastes and the very latest in spectacle lens technology.

By only using qualified optometrists for all parts of the eye examination and all contact lens fitting, and using qualified dispensing opticians for the fitting of frames and lenses, we are able to provide complete, high quality eye care solutions.

Appointments often available same day

Designer frames – A wide range of quality spectacle frames to suit most tastes: Yves Saint Lauren, Oliver Peoples, Ray-Ban, Silhouette, Gucci, Tiffany, Mulberry, Hackett, Gant, Polo Ralph Lauren, Walter & Herbert, Swarovski, BVLGARI, William Morris.

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 and Stellest myopia control spectacle lenses for children.

Sight testing – upgrade your standard eye exam to include optical coherence tomography (OCT) and Optos wide field retinal imaging. We keep the latest in eyecare technology and are the best clinically equipped practice in Colchester. We want to ensure our patients have the best possible eyecare.

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.

SERVICES

Sight Tests

Premium Optos wide field, OCT, standard and paediatric sight testing

Glasses

A complete range of spectacles with designer frames available

Sunglasses

A complete range of sunglasses with prescription sunglasses available

Contact Lenses

Complete contact lens service with products from leading companies

Minor Eye Conditions Service

You may be directed to us by your GP, pharmacist or another optometrist for an examination.

Re-use your own frame

If you have an old pair of glasses and your prescription needs updating bring them to us to be reglazed in our on-site lab. We are the only practice in Colchester with our own spectacle lens lab

VDU sight testing

At corporate rates for local businesses and their employees that will ensure compliance with health and safety.

Myopia Control

Safe comfortable daily disposable soft contact lenses and Stellest spectacle lenses slow myopia progression in children by 60-70%

Designer Glasses

At Bethell & Clark we are free to choose from a wide selection of quality spectacle lens manufacturers including Essilor, Zeiss, Rodenstock and Hoya. We are an Essilor Specialist and offer innovative, high quality products such as Varilux X Series, Digitime, Road Pilot and Eyezen.

Designer Sunglasses

A complete range of sunglasses with prescription sunglasses available from: Ray Ban, Marco O’Polo and Ocean Blue

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