Started by Andrew Patrick and Gill Menzies in 1988, Patrick and Menzies have been looking after people’s eyes for 30 years. We are proudly independent opticians, that have always done things a little bit differently from the competition.
We choose our people very carefully and we’re proud of their commitment to providing the best and most comprehensive service to each and every customer.
We understand if you prefer to see the same optometrist on each of your visits and will arrange that for you. (Don’t worry if you can’t remember their name – we’ll be sure to know who you mean!) And we promise to always make time to really listen to what our patients are telling us. We’ll never rush you or dismiss worries. Giving each customer our fullest attention is the only way to be sure we are really understanding your needs and desires.
Paul DobsonFBDOPractice Manager/Dispensing Optician
Dan EdwardsFBDOPartner/Dispensing Optician
Andrew PatrickFBDOPartner/Dispensing Optician
Patrick & Menzies Fees
Clearly and Fairly Priced
Our services are priced fairly and displayed in a clear-to-understand fashion.
Our customers can rest assured that every member of our team, from our optical assistants and dispensers to our optometrists, ensure that they are continually developing their professional knowledge, and the technology we use is regularly updated. Our practices and services meet and, in many cases, surpass the expectations of industry regulations.
Full Private Eye Examination – £67.50
A 40 minute in-depth assessment to check every aspect of your vision and eye health
Private Eye Examination for Those Under 40 – £39.50
As the full examination, but does not include OCT scans
(Upgrades are available)
NHS Extended – £45.00
Upgrades a basic NHS check to the 40 minute full assessment.
Contact Lens Check-Up – £49.50
A comprehensive contact lens check-up to ensure your lenses are working at their best and your eyes remain healthy.
Diabetic Screening – £55
Includes pupil dilation, images and 3D scans, immediate feedback and results, and reports sent to your GP.
Dry eye consultation – £80
An in-depth assessment of the problem and advice on the best course of treatment or management
Or, if you prefer the convenience and peace of mind a monthly payment plan offers, choose one of our visionplan options
visionplan Silver – £4.95 per month
All eye examinations, scans, images, emergency or unscheduled appointments and dry eye advice as often as you need us. Priority reminders for your next appointment. 10% discount on your first pair of spectacles 20% off extra pairs.*
visionplan Gold – £11.00 per month
Everything included in visionplan Silverplus: all contact lens fittings and aftercare as often as you need us. 20% discount on all spectacles including prescription sunglasses.
*Talk to us for more details!
Pop in and see us to set up your plan!– Contact Us
Hello everyone, we hope you are all keeping safe and well.
Our practices are still open and providing services at this time, but because of the current health emergency, and in line with our professional association’s advice, we are currently operating behind closed doors.
We are busy giving advice, repairing glasses, making new specs, and dealing with emergencies.
We can also supply contact lenses and solutions to existing specifications.
If you are having problems with your vision, have lost your glasses, or any other situation where you need our help, then we will do everything possible to ensure we can take care of you.
Braintree: 01376 320419, Brightlingsea: 01206 302249, West Mersea: 01206 383455
Outside of our normal opening hours, if you think you have an eye emergency, please go online to 111.nhs.uk first or call 111
Please take care of each other and stay safe.
The Patrick & Menzies Team.
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