All About Us
When Visiting us....
You will get a warm and friendly welcome at our family owned opticians, located in the heart of the village of Hullbridge.
You will experience a premium service at an affordable price, including eyewear that isn't usually available at high street optical chain stores.
You will be offered high quality lens, tailored to your budget and needs
You are always welcome to pop in and have your spectacles serviced or adjusted and when accidents, breakages and emergencies occur you will receive friendly help.
You can enjoy viewing our frame collections. These can be purchased online and shipped directly to you.
Please pop in for chat and a cuppa!
Karen Arnold Shadbolt FBDO, SMC (Tech), M.ASvP.
Karen has been working along side her Dad, Brian, since 1997 and she gained the qualification as a Spectacle Maker Technician and become a member of the Worshipful of Spectacle Makers in 2001. Karen qualified as a Dispensing Optician in 2007.
Karen represented England with British Air Pistol Shooting and specialises in sporting frames and lenses, and is very passionate about helping people with dyslexia and visual stress. She can offer Colorimetry assessments and advise on colour overlays.
Karen is the artistic member of our team and enjoys designing our window displays and promotional artwork.
Brian Arnold - Founder and Technician
Brian (Dad) has worked in the industry all his working life. Brian glazes and repairs spectacles in our lab on a Tuesdays.
Brian is a well known personality in the village of Hullbridge and always enjoys a chat with customers.
Pat (Mum) has worked with Brian and Karen throughout years as our Bookkeeper.
Kathryn Tree & Jane Douglas
Kathryn & Jane are our friendly team of assistants. They are always ready on reception to answer the phone, book appointments and answer any queries regarding the services we offer. They all enjoy helping customers choose frames and lenses, and are always happy to pop the kettle on if anyone is in need of refreshment!
Anu Maini BSc (Hons) Mc Optom - Works Monday & Wednesday
Our optometrists are very knowledgeable, reassuring and take their time with each patient to conduct a thorough and comprehensive sight test.
Neil Williams - Lab Technician
Neil has worked in optics all his working life and he has worked with Brian from the very start of his career. On Thursdays and Saturdays Neil is available to glaze your spectacles, adjust and fit frames and is very handy at repairs!