from over 70 reviews

Joan Parkinson

Friendly, professional and helpful staff. The optician clearly explains the various pieces of equipment he uses. When he found an issue at the back of one of my eyes and had to refer me to my doctors and the hospital he clearly explained why and what would happen next. This time they suggested just having my lenses changed rather than buy new frames. When the lenses arrived it only took a few minutes to put into my existing fames.


Excellent service. I have a complex lens prescription and was fitted with Gas Permeable lenses. Perfect fit and vision 1st time, with other opticians it's usually taken a couple of changes to get the perfect fit. Very friendly and helpful staff and my vision is superb. Thank you team Oakes!


I’ve had a couple of pairs of glasses from Oakes Opticians and I’ve been happy with everything. Thanks


Very professional and friendly service and super quick turnaround on my glasses. Had eye test on Tuesday evening and collected my glasses on Friday.

S. Halliday

Every aspect of the service offered at Oakes is excellent. Emma ordered in a range of frames when I didn’t find anything in the shop I liked. Mr Arshad is always so thorough with the eye test and when I collected my new glasses Bushra spent ages making fine adjustments to the fitting to ensure the best possible vision. I’d recommend this team to anyone needing new glasses, especially if you have a complicated prescription.

Lisa Bailey

Always very good & friendly service

Jen Waring

I've recently had complex eye surgery and was worried that it would be difficult to get the right glasses. Mr Arshad examined my eyes thoroughly and talked through the options with me. The glasses arrived after just one week and I'm delighted with my vision now. It's the best it's been for several years. All of the staff here are very friendly and professional. Than you.

Pauline Ramsden

Very good optician at Oakes optician.very helpful staff. Would definitely recommend.

Lisa Bailey

Always very good & friendly service


Great service. Very helpful and friendly staff Would recommend to anyone

Amanda W

Best opticians I've been to. Expert service, friendly and professional staff and no hard sell on frames or lenses as there is on the High Street. I'd always rather deal with an independent business and Oakes Opticians is top class. They don't have endless walls of frames either, which I prefer. Just a good and varied selection on style and price. Highly recommended.


Professional and friendly service. Very helpful and good range of on trend frames.

Lesley Arber

I took my 82 year old Mum to Oakes for an eye test recently and cannot fault the staff at all. She felt very valued as a customer and everyone was so kind and patient, and she didn't feel rushed in making her glasses choice, which were then ready one week later for collection.


Helpful, friendly service. Glasses ready within a week.

Mrs J Smith

Efficient. Friendly. Quick service.

Bluemoon Design

Excellent friendly professional staff. And the practitioner who did my eye test was very friendly and helpful.

Judith Pearce

Very efficient service and all the staff are extremely polite and friendly. Wouldnt think of going anywhere else.


Really friendly and helpful. My glassses weren’t extortionate either!

June Bruce

Accurate test, friendly service, quick turnaround and the glasses are great.


Lovely polite staff. Nothing too much for them - had a very nice cup of tea!! Good prices, excellent choices and very quick for collection.

Stephen Leach

Very friendly, helpful and professional staff. I felt welcome and that the choice of eyeglasses was about what was right for me and not related to cost.


Excellent friendly service and corrected some poor advice from a previous optician.


I would be happy to recommend this opticians as they are very helpful, friendly and approachable.

Mr Paul Morgan

All round good service, appointment was convenient for myself on sat morning, wouldn’t hesitate in going again.


Was going on holiday and staff pulled all stops out to make sure they came with days to spare. Cannot recommend them highly enough.

Mr Hardy

Since finding Oakes I have always had the best service. Their service is second to none and I have and will continue to recommend them to friends and family.. they never rush you like some opticians and take the time to make sure you are completely satisfied

Mrs Yvonne Hobson

Really professional and very helpful. Lots of choice and also great because it is local

Mark Saxton

Walked in on Saturday morning to make an appointment only to find they could see me straight away. Eye test done, glasses chosen all done in 30min. New glasses ready in 2 days. Super Good! 👓👓

Ms S Daly

The optician is excellent. I have had many eye tests over the years at different well known opticians & the optician at this place is the best I have come across. He is incredibly professional & friendly. He fully explains everything he is doing & I would recommend him to my friends. The lady who fits the glasses is also really professional & friendly.

Mr D Beirne

Great service

Mrs Laird

I attended for my eye test, chose new glasses, unfortunately I needed to return them as they needed adjusting. Nothing, nothing at all was too much trouble. I am now very happy and my glasses are perfect. Lynne laird

Becky Wood

All staff was very friendly with my 7 year old daughter. Glasses came quick too.

Ellie Stephenson

Great customer service would definitely recommend!

Mrs A Whitaker

Thorough eye test for both my husband and myself. Great help in selecting prescription glasses both for every day and sunglasses from large in store display . Very quick completion of order and collection.

Ruth Chatterton

The service was excellent the staff were very friendly and put me at ease. This opticians was recommend to me by my sister and I would definitely recommend them to friends and family.

Louise Matthews

The experience was excellent from the 'receptionist' to the Optician. Very caring, professional and down to earth. Would highly recommend.

Adam Oldfield

Went into the shop fully expecting to be charged for some serious damage to my sun glasses. 10mins work later they were fixed and no charge at all! Thanks very much, thought this review was the least I could do!

Elizabeth Hendry

Very helpful and friendly staff in a relaxed environment.

Mr & Mrs Ford

Great team, very friendly and approachable, professional and without hesitation go the extra mile. Most of all they are great with children. Massive thank you.

Mr J Black

Great experience from initial appointment through to detailed consultation and delivery of my glasses and contact lenses. The whole team at Oakes Opticians are friendly and knowledgable and I have no hesitation recommending them.

Anthony Thomas

I cannot praise this optician enough, my eye test/examination was very thorough and professional. The optician has a full and varied selection of frames. My only gripe would be the price of frames & lenses. Otherwise a stress free experience. And a final thank you to Michelle for her help, opinion and fitting of my new glasses.


After seeing the same optician all my life I'd been given a pair of glasses that were blurred in one eye. Retests showed their test results were the same prescription. I couldn't drive with a blurred eye!!......I went to Oakes for a third opinion and I have new varyfocals. I can see clearly, drive and read. I've not had these off on and had to get used to them. I've kept them on all the time and I can't believe the difference. The service given was very professional and I was listened to. So I now have a new opticians.........see you soon!!! X

Mr Sean Pearce

The service and quality of product was excellent. The staff are very helpful and professional, with that personal service you don't get at the larger cattle market opticians.

Mrs W Sykes

Very help full with my new glasses. I had a fall and hurt my eye and broke my glasses they were very help full in helping me replace them x

Mrs V James-Clarke

It's the place to get a proper eye check not just a fancy frame?

Mrs K Fearnley

Thank you so much for seeing me and carrying out an eye test there and then on a Saturday morning. very thorough eye test and felt at ease and my glasses are to die for, lol. Thank you so much

Mrs Jakeman

M first time at this opticians, what a wonderful experience, the friendly staff were welcoming , helpful and honest. I tried quite a few pairs of glasses on and I was given a honest view on if they suited me. The optician was lovely . I chose some beautiful glasses that were hand made. Oakes Opticians is a small shop that offers the personal touch and stylish beautiful glasses.

Dr Akhtar

It was my first visit to the optician. The service was friendly starting from the receptionist to the optician. The optician conducted himself professionally and answered all my questions. I will recommend them to anyone looking for an eye check/ glasses.

Mrs Jennifer Lomas

I have worn glasses for about 20 years and dealt with various Opticians but Oakes Opticians came out on top I would gladly recommend them to anyone. For the first time I felt that someone cared about my eyesight rather than try to sell me a pair of glasses.

Adrian Hanlon

Excellent service and very friendly staff

Mrs C Brewster

Very friendly & efficient service


Very helpful and thorough eye test with appointments to fit in with you.

Paul Renfrey

I don't think they could have done anymore for us they managed to squeeze my partner in at the last min and their device as a whole were great especially Michelle who for me went above and beyond. Thank you

Helen Lee

A friendly environment with helpful staff and a professional service. I love my new glasses, thank you.

Mrs Sue Hanson

I've been a client at this opticians for several years. All their staff are courteous, helpful but never pushy. Very thorough eye test, prompt arrival of new glasses, and a caring approach.

Anthony Bushell

Had my eyes tested to a what I would a very high standard really felt as though I had had the best available .polite curtious . Listened to what I wanted and made good suggestions on lens etc .i won't go any where else in future

Mrs Pearce

Great first experience for the kids! Will definitely go back. Lovely receptionist too. 😃


Throughout the examination I was put at ease and made to feel really comfortable that eased my nerves. Choosing glasses I was given enough time and space to choose without feeling pressured.

Douglas Handley

Excellent attentive service someone who cares and takes a real.interest in your problem

Harry Cruickshank

Due to the professional approach, it was a feel good factor and I can also see Eye opening!!!

Janet Hudson

Oakes Opticians offer late evening appointments and are also open till 2pm on a Saturday, great for people who work full time. They offer a wide selection of frames, there's plenty of choice. The eye test is very thorough. I would definitely recommend Oakes Opticians to anyone.


Very handy opticians on my doorstep and great late night appointment available at short notice. Will be coming back again for sure Thanks