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We are proudly independent opticians in the heart of Chelmsford who have been caring for the eyes of our local community for many years. Our aim is to provide exceptional eyecare and eyewear for all our patients, regardless of their age or needs. 


We take our time with every patient to carry out a thorough eye examination and follow up with advice based on your individual requirements. We only recommend eyewear and eyecare suitable for you from optical brands that we know and trust.


Private and NHS patients are welcome at James Bryan Opticians. We are proud to be a part of the NHS and offer a variety of eye health services in conjunction with local NHS providers.


We have invested in modern optical equipment - such as our hospital quality OCT machine - so we can proactively monitor our patient’s eye health to spot potentially sight threatening conditions at an early stage.



Our friendly and experienced team are committed to caring for the health of your eyes.  Everyone who comes to see us is an individual and we don't treat anyone like just a number.


We love selecting brands that you cannot find anywhere else as we are passionate about ensuring that everyone walks out our door completely satisfied.

Click below to find out more about the members of our expert team.



The opinion of our patients really matters to us and we welcome any feedback that you may have.

We now have 200+ 5* reviews on Google

If you would like to provide us with a new testimonial or want to voice your experience, we would love to hear from you via email, phone or in our practice.


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200+ 5* reviews


*as of 22. 02. 24

"I am not normally given to write testimonials but was so impressed I felt I had to share my experience. The premises are bright and welcoming, the staff were amazing, professional, caring, efficient and friendly.

My wife had a pressure problem with her eye, although fully booked they made time to measure the pressure twice, then the optician used her lunch break to examine her and refer her to the local Emergency Eye clinic.

A special mention for Paula and Deepa who were brilliant. A truly exceptional Opticians - five stars are not enough. It's nice to know there are still wonderful people out there."


"The equipment, all state of the art, from retina photos to the puff test. The retina photo even got explained as did my imperfect disc. Really good customer service from start to finish. The optician was not rushed, even provided a summary to his colleague when he handed me over for the frames."

T. Theodorou 

"I cannot recommend James Bryan Opticians highly enough! Their service is second to none. The staff are extremely polite and nice. They look after their customers extremely well with that special care and attention."

D. Ponweera

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