Independent opticians that are based in Essex and offer the finest in service, eye examinations, frames & lenses.

We are one of the oldest independent Opticians in Essex serving the professional community since 1969

Multi award winning state of the art independent opticians

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We are very proud to be the trusted, local choice for generations of satisfied patients. Designer Glasses. Best Customer Service.

Fast UK Delivery. Trusted Independent Optician.

How does it work?

Step 1 - Booking your eye test

Book A Eye Test: 

Fill out the simple appointment form on the right of this page, well contact you either by email or telephone to confirm your booking and ask for your home address. 

Alternatively, you can give us a call to find book your eye test appointment on 01268 777729.

step 2 - your eye test

Choose a date and time.

Your eye test will last for around 40 minutes. Once your prescription has been determined, we’re able to offer tailor made solutions. 

 

step 3 - Designer GLASSES & LENSES

Choosing your new glasses & lenses

Glasses Delivered To Your Home or workplace

You are in for a treat.

As well as supplying a large range of spectacles, our optician also carries a wide variety with them when he makes visits.

Family Run Independent Opticians near me always showing the highest standards or care at all times.

Appointments & Exams

Book your eye test In-person or online or you can contact us by phone on 01268 777729 to find out more information on our services.

Our mobile Optometrists

our opticians are and registered with the general optical council, college of optometrists & all relevant NHS primary care trusts (PCT’s) .

Independent Opticians Frequently Asked Questions

Independent Opticians, although typically more expensive, often source a wide range of unique frames that you’re unlikely to see on another person when walking down the street.

The high quality of these frames also means they are likely to have a much better longevity.

At an Independent Opticians, your optometrist will get to know you personally! Personal Service – At an independent optician, you will love seeing the same familiar faces of the optical team. They will get to know your eyesight history, your prescription needs, and your family’s eyesight needs

6 tips to finding a great optician.
  1. PHONE A FRIEND. When you’ve picked a couple of Opticians in your local area you might like to ask friends and family if they have been. …
  2. GOOGLE IT. …
  3. CHECK WHAT THEY OFFER FOR YOUR EYES. …
  4. CALL THEM. …
  5. HOW MUCH ARE YOU EYES WORTH? …
  6. GET BOOKED IN WITH TEMPLEMAN OPTICIANS =]
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Book Your Eye Test Appointment with your local Independent Opticians

With an independent optician, you will generally be able to speak to our manager if you have a query or complaint that you want to take to, unlike Specsavers home visits or boots home visits.

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Our team of specialist mobile opticians can come to those who can’t visit us in-store unaccompanied due to a physical or mental illness or disability.


In order to be eligible for a home visit, you or someone you know might:

  • have a condition that stops you from leaving your home unaccompanied due to poor health, or

  • be living with a diagnosed mental health condition that prevents you from leaving your home without the assistance of another person, or

  • be housebound or bedbound due to a physical disability


What do we mean by a physical or mental illness?


There are many conditions and reasons why someone might not able to leave their home unaccompanied. It’s best to talk to us about your situation so we can determine if you do meet the criteria, but to try and help make it a little clearer, here are a few examples. 


Conditions may include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Cognitive impairment
  • Dementia
  • Severe arthritis
  • A diagnosed mental illness
  • A condition that affects your mobility
  • A condition that affects your short term memory
  • An illness that requires constant medication (for example, oxygen)
  • A temporary medical reason prohibiting you from leaving your home (such as vertigo)
  • A temporary illness that prevents a person from leaving the home unaccompanied
  • A medical professional has advised you not to leave home without help

Whatever the reason is, if you or someone you know can’t leave the home without the assistance of another person, then get in touch to find out if you’re eligible to have a home eye test.


Who qualifies for a free home eye test?


Those who have a physical or mental illness which prevent you from leaving your home unaccompanied.

Those who are eligible for free NHS-funded eye tests by checking the criteria below.

The majority of our customers qualify for a free NHS-funded eye test. 


See if you do by checking if you meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Aged 60 or over
  • Registered as partially sighted or blind
  • Diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
  • Considered to be at risk of glaucoma, as advised by an optician
  • Aged 40 or over and have a family member diagnosed with glaucoma, or have a family history of glaucoma
  • Receiving benefit*
  • Entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • Named on a valid NHS HC2 certificate (full help). Those named on an NHS HC3 certificate (partial help) may also get help with the cost of a private eye test
  • Eligible for an NHS Complex Lens Voucher (your optician will advise on the entitlement)


*You’re also entitled if you or your partner (including civil partner) receive, or you’re under the age of 20 and the dependant of someone receiving: Income Support, Income-related Employment, and Support Allowance, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Pension Credit Guarantee Credit.

Our team of specialist mobile opticians can come to those who can’t visit us in store unaccompanied due to a physical or mental illness or disability.

In order to be eligible for a home visit, you or someone you know might:

  • have a condition that stops you from leaving your home unaccompanied due to poor health, or

  • be living with a diagnosed mental health condition that prevents you from leaving your home without the assistance of another person, or

  • be housebound or bedbound due to a physical disability

What do we mean by a physical or mental illness?

There are many conditions and reasons why someone might not able to leave their home unaccompanied. It’s best to talk to us about your situation so we can determine if you do meet the criteria, but to try and help make it a little clearer, here are a few examples. Conditions may include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Cognitive impairment
  • Dementia
  • Severe arthritis
  • A diagnosed mental illness
  • A condition that affects your mobility
  • A condition that affects your short term memory
  • An illness that requires constant medication (for example, oxygen)
  • A temporary medical reason prohibiting you from leaving your home (such as vertigo)
  • A temporary illness that prevents a person from leaving the home unaccompanied
  • A medical professional has advised you not to leave home without help

Whatever the reason is, if you or someone you know can’t leave the home without the assistance of another person, then get in touch to find out if you’re eligible to have a home eye test.

Who qualifies for a free home eye test?

Those who have a physical or mental illness which prevents you from leaving your home unaccompanied.

Those who are eligible for free NHS-funded eye test by checking the criteria below.

The majority of our customers qualify for a free NHS-funded eye test. See if you do by checking if you meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Aged 60 or over
  • Registered as partially sighted or blind
  • Diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
  • Considered to be at risk of glaucoma, as advised by an optician
  • Aged 40 or over and have a family member diagnosed with glaucoma, or have a family history of glaucoma
  • Receiving benefit*
  • Entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • Named on a valid NHS HC2 certificate (full help). Those named on an NHS HC3 certificate (partial help) may also get help with the cost of a private eye test
  • Eligible for an NHS Complex Lens Voucher (your optician will advise on the entitlement)

*You’re also entitled if you or your partner (including civil partner) receive, or you’re under the age of 20 and the dependant of someone receiving: Income Support, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Pension Credit Guarantee Credit.

Who does not qualify for our home visit service?

No matter what condition you have, if you are physically able to leave your home on your own without needing help or assistance of another person, you will not qualify for a free NHS-funded home eye test.

We are also unable to visit patients in hospital.