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Patrick & Menzies is thinking of you this Christmas

With Christmas fast approaching, Patrick & Menzies has your eyecare in mind. Read on to find out how we can help you to enjoy the festive season.


If a nose pad falls off on Christmas morning, you lose a screw when tucking into your turkey or sit on your specs during the Queen’s speech – fear not, Patrick & Menzies is on hand to help.

Not only is Christmas the season to be jolly, it also seems to be the season where people break their glasses, and so we are primed and ready to carry out repairs.

Our opening hours over the festive season are set out below. If you do have a breakage, just phone your local branch as soon as we are open and we will make arrangements to return your glasses to their full glory.   


A great way to avoid the worry of breakages during the festive period – or indeed any time of year – is to invest in a spare pair of glasses. Then, if you lose or break your specs you have another pair to fall back on.

We have a fantastic selection of frames available at prices to suit all budgets. And now you can browse our frames online. Take a look.

If you have an up to date prescription, you just need to give us a call to arrange an appointment to order your spare glasses.

The perfect present

If you are looking for a gift idea that is both practical and indulgent, sunglasses are a great option. We have a wonderful array of sunglasses available – have a browse.

Once you have picked the perfect pair, give your local branch a call, we can even take payment over the phone and send them directly to you.

Best of all we are offering 25% off a selection of non-prescription designer sunglasses until December 24th  while stocks last. Take a look at the frames included in the offer.

Book ahead

If you are worried about your vision or have any concerns about your eyes in the run up to Christmas, don’t leave it to the last minute. Understandably appointments are limited at the moment in line with our Covid-secure measures, so contact us as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. You can either book over the phone or book online.

Festive opening times

Our branches are open as usual until 1pm on Christmas Eve. We then reopen at 9am on Tuesday 29th December.

For New Year, we will be closed on 31 December and reopen on Monday 4th January for the start of 2021.

We would like to wish all of our customers a very merry Christmas, and happy New Year. Thank you for your support over what has been a somewhat challenging year for us all.




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Christmas Colouring Competition

Tis the season to be jolly and at Patrick & Menzies we are getting into the spirit with a Christmas colouring competition.

Under 18s are invited to use all of their Christmassy creativity to decorate our festive colouring sheet, and be in with a chance of winning a delicious chocolatey prize!

You can use pastels, paint, crayons, pencils – or whatever else you fancy to add some sparkle to the design.

To take part simply click on the link below to download the colouring sheet. Print a copy and colour to your heart’s content!


Once complete scan or take a photo of your entry and send it in a private message to our Facebook or Instagram page. Don’t forget to give us a like while you are there!

Entries close at 11.59pm on 24th December 2020. One winner will be selected by the P&M team to win a festive chocolate prize. The winner will be announced on 28th December 2020.

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The Prize – 850g Chocolate

A selection of the entries will be posted on our Facebook and Instagram pages, offering a moment of stardom for the budding artists.

With excitement rising as we get closer to the big day, what better way to keep the kids calm than with a spot of festive colouring!

Extra Information

There is no purchase necessary to enter. Making a purchase does not increase the chances of winning.
A winner will be chosen at random by a member of our team.
This competition is administered by Patrick and Menzies Opticians.
The prize is an 850g giant bar of Dairy Milk chocolate (pictured above).
We would like to share entries across our Facebook and Instagram pages. Please remember to tick the box on the colouring sheet, if you are happy for us to do this.
Competition is void where prohibited.
This competition is not endorsed, sponsored or administered by Facebook (or Instagram), nor is Facebook associated with your contest.
Facebook (and Instagram) is released from any responsibility to entrants or participants. It is understood that Facebook will not administer the contest or assist in it.
No “consideration” is required for participation.  This means sharing of personal information, liking the page or sharing the post is not required in order to enter.  Neither do you need to tag friends in the post in order to enter.
Entrants must reside in the United Kingdom


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Children’s glasses are anything but dull

Brilliantly bold or simple yet stylish – we have children’s glasses to fit all tastes and personalities.

Frames for children have come a long way in recent years, with a greater focus on comfort and style making them way more appealing to a younger audience than in years gone by.

If your child has been prescribed glasses, choosing a pair of frames they love will go a long way to making sure they wear them when they are meant to.

With so much choice available for our younger customers, we thought we would give you the lowdown on some of our favourite pairs which are sure to be a hit.

Ray Ban Junior

RAYBAN JUNIOR Frames available at Patrick and Menzies Optician

These dark tortoiseshell frames from Ray-Ban Junior are seriously stylish. Fantastic for older children who want a designer look that’s contemporary but not too showy.



Eyestuff Frames for Children available from Patrick and Menzies

These feminine frames from Eyestuff are both fresh and funky, mixing mottled pink with darker tones for an up-to-the-minute look.

Lazer Junior

Lazer Junior Frames available at Patrick and Menzies

Stand out from the crowd with these striking purple specs from Lazer Junior. The psychedelic circle detail on the insides of the arms gives added appeal.


Ray-Ban Junior

Ray Ban junior frames available at Patrick and Menzies

Wow – these neon blue frames from Ray-Ban Junior are spec-tacular! Rectangular lenses and angled arms complete the look.


Street Kids

Street Kids frames available at Patrick and Menzies

Opting for frames in a favourite colour can often help encourage children to wear their glasses. But if they tend to be more conservative in their style, a flash of colour with an otherwise sedate frame can be a great option. We have several styles in stock which take this approach, but our favourite are these matt grey frames from Street Kids which feature a flash of orange around the lenses.


A wide selection of our frames is now available to browse online, so you can pick out which pairs you would like to try on before you come in for your eye test. Take a look at our full range of frames.

Obviously, we don’t have all frames available at all times in all of our stores, but we are always happy to help, so if there’s a particular style you’re interested in, just let us know.



If you have any concerns about your child’s vision please do give us a call today to book an appointment, as the earlier a problem is picked up the better. Eye tests can be carried out on children of any age – they don’t need to be able to read or even speak yet. It’s particularly important to carry out regular eye tests if there’s a history of childhood eye problems in your family. Free NHS sight tests are available for children under 16 and for young people under 19 in full-time education. Find out more on the NHS website.

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