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

About us


We 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, to the fore. We provide a comprehensive range of eye care services including: 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.

As part of our traditional approach to providing high standards of care, we offer a full adjustment and repair service for all of our spectacles. We have a highly-skilled optical technician on site, working in our laboratory 6 days a week to ensure continuity of service for our patients.

Simply call in to our practice and our staff will always be pleased to help you.


NHS & privately funded eye examinations
NHS-funded Minor Eye Conditions examinations (MECS)
VDU sight testing at corporate rates
Complete contact lens service
Large frame display including designer frames
Optical Coherence Tomography and Retinal photography
See yourself as others see you with our new iPad App
On site spectacle laboratory – reuse your own frames

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

  • 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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