Trust us to take care of your vision

Quality eyecare that goes the extra mile ​

As a proudly independent opticians we have been looking after people’s eyes for more than 30 years. With branches in Braintree, Brightlingsea, Manningtree and Mersea our professional team always go the extra mile to take care of our patients and make sure their eyecare is the best it can be. Whether you visit us for a regular eye examination, are searching for the perfect pair of specs or you are keen to explore the benefits of contact lenses, we can help. 

We will always take the time to listen to any queries or concerns you have about your vision and will help you to understand the options available to you. 

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Wide selection of frames

At Patrick & Menzies we stock a fantastic selection of  frames to suit your style and budget. From classic metal frames to bold, bright acetate specs, take your pick from top name brands including Versace and Tiffany & Co.

Designer Frames

Glasses to suit every occasion

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Your eyecare is covered with VisionPlan

VisionPlan means you get the very best from your eyecare at Patrick & Menzies. All comprehensive eye examinations and professional fees are included as well as discounts off glasses and sunglasses.

Making sure your glasses are the perfect fit 

Our dispensing opticians are here to help patients choose glasses which not only look great but feel comfortable too, helping them achieve the very best vision possible. 

We will take the time to talk through all the options available and help you to pick frames which suit both your style and your prescription.  

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A young woman with a contact lens on her finger tip, preparing to apply it to her eye.

Discover the convenience of contact lenses

Thinking of giving contact lenses a try?

Our team are here to help find the right option for you. We will take the time to make sure you are comfortable using your lenses and ensure you achieve the best vision possible. Routine is important when you use contact lenses so we will also take time to teach you how to look after them.

As an independent optician we can source contact lenses from all the major manufacturers alongside smaller companies who can make more complex, bespoke prescriptions.

Keep an eye on the latest from Patrick & Menzies 

Whether you’re interested in finding out about common eye conditions, love keeping on top of eyewear trends or you’re looking for tips on how to take care of your vision – our regular blog has it all. 

Vision in Learning

If your child is struggling with reading, take a look at our Vision in Learning page. Vision in Learning goes beyond the standard NHS eye test, examining everything the eye needs to do to be able to read well, and identifying options which can help, such as glasses with tinted lenses, eye exercises or both.