Hello.. Welcome to Patrick & Menzies,
Manningtree branch

What's happening to my branch?

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Stephen Priem has decided to enjoy well earned retirement from running the Piper and Priem practice in Manningtree. He has entrusted us to carry on the business, merging with Patrick & Menzies.

The practice is currently undergoing refurbishment, and we are aiming to be open with a new look, but the same familiar faces in mid September.

To book an appointment please call us on the usual number

01206 392529

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What's the same? What's Different?

Frequently asked questions

What happens if I have an eye problem that needs attention urgently?

If you are experiencing any problems with your eyes or sight, please call 01206 392529 as normal, your call will be diverted to our Brightlingsea practice where we can advise you what to do.

What happens if my glasses break before the Manningtree practice reopens?

Just call 01206 392529 and we can advise the best course of action. A lot of repairs are possible in practice at Brightlingsea, however larger repairs or ones requiring parts may need to be sent away. We’ll get your glasses mended as quickly as we can.

Who are Patrick & Menzies?

Patrick & Menzies was started back in 1988 by Andrew Patrick and Gill Menzies, both of whom had worked in and around North Essex for several years before that. A proudly independent opticians with 3 other practices, we have built a reputation for really looking after our patients.   

My glasses were ordered at Piper and Priem, how do I collect them?

All orders have been fulfilled, and are either available for collection at our Brightlingsea practice, or are being delivered to you. If you have further questions, please call us on the usual number 01206 392529

Where and when are you reopening?

We are aiming to be open again mid September, the building is undergoing some cosmetic refurbishment, decoration and new flooring. We are renewing the wiring and lighting, and re-equipping the consulting room. We are also refreshing our selection of frames and introducing some new ranges. We’ll keep you updated here as the refurbishment goes along so you have an idea of the progress, or any unforeseen hurdles! Same building brand new look. 

Will I be able to book in to see Stephen Priem?

We are delighted to say, yes! Stephen will continue to be a familiar face at the branch. He will be working less days than before, and there will be new optometrists joining the team.

Some familiar ​faces and some new ones.

Stephen, Jayne and Sue will still be there, but will will also have other optometrists and dispensing opticians joining the team.

A whole new look

We are refurbishing the branch, but you can still reach us on the same number and by email. We have an appointment only policy so please call ahead before visiting our branches, any of which will be able to help you. 

Greater frame selection

We are currently sourcing new frames which will be added to the website shortly. If you spot a pair you like at one of our other branches just ask and we can transfer them so they are ready and waiting for you at your appointment. Happy browsing! 

Book Online

This feature is currently suspended due to the pandemic, but we hope to have this back up and running in the near future. 

VisionPlan - Payment Plans

Complete eyecare from as little as £4.95 a month.

Main benefits include :- 

All eye examinations as often as you need them

10% of your first pair of complete spectacles 

20% of your second pair of complete spectacles

The option to spread the cost of your new purchase/s

Terms and Conditions apply

VisionPlan - Complete Eyecare form £4.95 Per Month

Why visit Patrick & Menzies?

What you can expect.

As a proudly independent opticians we have been looking after people’s eyes for more than 30 years. We have branches in Braintree, Brightlingsea, West Mersea and now Manningtree. 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. 

Being independent means we have the freedom to do things a little differently, and really take the time to look after you, your eyes and your vision.

Follow us on Social Media.

Keep up to date with the progress of the Manningtree refit by following us on our social channels. You can also find useful information on our blog page.

What our customers say

Check out our extensive range of frames

You can check out our range of frames from the comfort of your home. More lines will be added to the website shortly, and if you spot a pair you like at one of our other branches just ask and we can transfer them so they are ready and waiting for you at your appointment. 

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Register your interest in VisionPlan, and one of our team will give you a call back.

Or call us to discuss your needs, 01206 392529.


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Important Information

Although the mandatory requirement to wear masks is lifted from the 19th July, our practices will NOT be changing our policy on mask wearing.

All our team will be wearing masks to protect you and we will still require all our patients to wear a mask to visit the practices. This is to protect us, and other patients who are often elderly and vulnerable.

If you have a legitimate exemption, please let us know in advance so we can arrange your visit to the practice safely.

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 helping us to keep everyone as safe as possible. We look forward to seeing you soon.