Bethell and Clark have been offering ophthalmic services to the people of Colchester and the wider area for over 100 years. A family-run independent opticians, we always put 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.
Combining traditional personal service with the very latest in optical equipment, we offer a comprehensive range of eye care services including: Premium, Extended and Standard eye examinations as well as soft and rigid gas permeable contact lens fittings.
Our Visioffice measuring equipment uses Essilor’s Eyecode A.I. spectacle lens technology to provide the very latest in completely personalised single vision and varifocal lens designs to help people of all ages see more clearly and more comfortably at all distances.
Unlike other opticians every step of our eye care is performed by qualified optometrists and dispensing opticians (lens experts) so we are able to provide expert care and complete, high quality eye care solutions for every patient.
Designer frames – A wide range of quality spectacle frames to suit most tastes: Yves Saint Lauren, Ray-Ban, Oakley, Silhouette, Gucci, Prada, Paul Smith, Tom Ford, MaxMara, Tiffany, Dolce & Gabbana, Mulberry, Polo Ralph Lauren, Walter & Herbert, 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 clinically the best 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 or Mid 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. If your GP is in Suffolk you may have to pay privately for this service.
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.