News, Views and Amuse

and other interesting info…

We like to keep up to date with all the relevant news and innovations in our industry, and our team are a great bunch of people, who work hard and love a bit of fun! Together we have put together a selection of interesting articles, the odd joke or two and our own amusing anecdotes to share.


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

Or email

Outside of our normal opening hours, if you think you have an eye emergency, please go online to first or call 111

Please take care of each other and stay safe.

The Patrick & Menzies Team.