Our new Website is here!

To coincide with our birthday year, we have updated our website to make it fresh, engaging and provide you with lots of information about us and what we do. It’s taken a few months to get things right and we’ll still be polishing things and updating the site over the next few weeks as we add more content; but we hope you’ll agree it looks lovely! It’s designed to give you a feel for our practices and how we like to look after people. There are links to book appointments online, get to know who we are and who you might see. Have a nose around and let us know what you think!


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!