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Sometimes it is just advice that is needed. If you have a question, we’ll answer it and try our best to solve any problems or worries you may have.

Our Practices


84 High St, Braintree CM7 1JP

Our Braintree practice opened in 1988. It remains the largest of our branches, with 3 consulting rooms and over 900 frames in stock.

Tel: 01376 320419    View Map

Practice Manager: Victoria Jackson

Patrick & Menzies Staff


10 Station Rd, Brightlingsea, Colchester CO7 0BT

Patrick and Menzies took over Brightlingsea’s long-established optician’s practice in 1990. This practice boasts a busy consulting room, designer frames and sunglasses and easy parking.

Tel: 01206 302249       View Map

Practice Manager: Verity Theobold   

Patrick & Menzies Staff


2 Barfield Rd, West Mersea, Colchester CO5 8QT

Patrick and Menzies have looked after Mersea residents’ eyecare since 1990. On the main road through to town, you can park right outside the front door of our popular, friendly practice.

Tel: 01206 383455          View Map

Practice Manager: Paul Dobson

Patrick & Menzies Staff



I went for a check-up here for the first time last summer after usually going to one of the bigger competitors. Some of my friends said they wouldn’t go anywhere else. The reception staff were so friendly and helpful. I asked to see Charlotte as I had met her many years ago. A familiar face is always comforting. I can honestly say that I have never had such a thorough check up ever. Thank you! I have recommended Patrick and Menzies to a few people. I know two have seen Charlotte and I know more will follow.


 It has been five years since l registered my girls at this practice, l/we haven’t looked back, the service is second to none.


Had my first eye test in many years today, absolutely first class, lovely staff, why go anywhere else when it’s on the doorstep.

Case Studies

Case Study

The quick thinking actions of one of our optometrists proved to be life saving for our first-time customer Neil Manton. Earlier this year Neil was driving home from Yorkshire in grey and rainy weather when he noticed a strange shimmering sensation in his right eye. Read the full article here.




One monthly payment covers all your professional fees*.

Just choose the level of care that’s right for you.

*VisionPlan excludes Vision in Learning appointments.
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Our usual great service –
just a little different.

We’re open and looking after your eyes, glasses, and contact lenses as normal, just with a few alterations to how we go about things. As per our professional guidelines, we are prioritising those people who are having trouble or are concerned about their eyes, vision, or visual correction. We can see routine appointments but are asking those with no issues just to book a little further in advance to allow us to leave room for those people who are experiencing difficulties.

To keep us all safe, and to comply with guidelines, all staff have appropriate PPE and training and will observe social distancing wherever possible. We will perform as much of your consultation as we can at an appropriate distance, or remotely before you arrive at the practice.

Our New Procedures

  • Our practices are operating by appointment only. Appointments are needed for all visits, whether that’s for an eye examination, to collect your spectacles or for any other face to face query.
  • You can request your appointment by phone, online or by email
  • Everyone visiting the practices will be asked to wear a mask or face covering and sanitise their hands on arrival.
  • Please attend your appointment on your own unless you have to have someone with you for mobility or other health reasons.
  • We ask that children only attend with one parent.
  • We request card payments only, or BACS before you collect your spectacles.

Finally, and most importantly, please do not attend if you feel unwell and have developed any of the symptoms of Covid-19, or if you have been in contact with anyone who has.

Thank you for your help in helping us, look after you.