30 years of Patrick & Menzies:

It’s a special year

2018 sees Patrick & Menzies celebrate 30 years of providing eyecare in Essex. Andrew Patrick and Gill Menzies opened our Braintree practice in October 1988 and two years later acquired the practices in West Mersea and Brightlingsea from Mary Mudd. Having worked for larger, multiple chain opticians, Andrew and Gill wanted to open a practice that was able to offer something a bit different. To put the customer at the heart of the practice and make them the focus. Ever since, Patrick and Menzies have stayed at the forefront of technology and clinical standards. We were early adopters of computer-based lens catalogues and practice management to minimise errors in the ordering process; we installed digital retinal imaging years before most other opticians and continue to offer scanning and diagnostic methods often only available in hospitals. To have not only survived but thrived over the 30 years is a testament to the ethos Andrew and Gill have driven the business by. We always aim for the very best customer service and go the extra mile and it’s stood us in good stead, here’s to the next 30 years!