If you’re looking for an independent optician in Epping that offers an expert and attentive service you’re on the right page. 

Here at Richard Pryor Opticians, we understand the importance our clients attach to having the right prescription and correctly-fitting frames or lenses that completely meet their eyesight needs, whatever stage of life they have reached. A key part of our approach is to get to know more about what you want from glasses and lenses and to interpret this into a prescription that works for your lifestyle. Being located on High Street in Epping, you can be sure to find us easily while in the Town Centre.


Richard Pryor is ably supported by an expert team of hand-picked opticians and enthusiastic, helpful front-line staff who understand and share a passion for excellence and customer service. We know that ‘one size doesn’t fit all’ and that your eyesight needs are as individual as you are; the service we offer will always be bespoke to you. When it comes to choosing your glasses, you’ll find we have an extensive range designed to meet the needs of everyone from the fashion-conscious to those looking for well-constructed frames at a reasonable price. 



Richard Pryor FBDO

Dispensing Optician Partner

I have been looking after the good people of Epping for over 34 years now.

My approach is to get to know more about them and their lifestyle and then interpret this into a prescription that works for them.

I understand the importance my clients attach to having the right prescription and correctly fitting frames that completely meet their eyesight needs whatever stage of life they have reached.

We know that one size doesn’t fit all and that your eyesight needs are as individual as you are.

Zahir Ally-Kanji - BSc (Hons) MCOptom

Optometric Partner

I started working part-time at Richard Pryor Opticians late-2017 and I never wanted to leave! Since then, I have joined in partnership with Richard and it’s been a fantastic journey so far.

I’ve always been taught, the only way to do great work is to love what you do. And I do! I have a passion for delivering the highest level of customer service and taking the time to explain eye-related issues in simple terms to all... come and see (excuse the pun) for yourself.

Outside of work, I love sports and spending time with my family, of which, I have just had a baby-boy and I’m ever so proud of him.

Bhakti Patel BSc (Hons)
Regular Locum Optometrist

I qualified as an optometrist in 2009 and graduated from City University with BSc (Hons) in Optometry. I joined the RP team in 2013 where I have continued to deliver the highest level of professionalism and care with a bespoke personal solution to our patients' individual eye care needs. 


Outside of work Bhakti’s an avid traveller, enjoys hiking and scuba diving. 

Angela Foster

I’ve been working on reception at Richard Pryor Opticians for 3 years. The role is very varied and enjoyable. It is great getting to know to understand the patients, most of whom, have been coming to the practice for many years. Working at a practice that is able to offer a personal and professional service is very rewarding and gives us the cutting edge I believe, amongst competitors on the high street.

Jackie Apps
Practice Manager

I have been a patient of Richard Pryor’s for more years than I care to mention!

I have always been so well looked after and with a complex prescription, nothing was ever too much trouble for the staff.

I was thrilled to join the team some 3 years ago. My background is in customer service, HR and Project Management and I live locally. I love helping patients choose frames that suit them and their budget.

I like to think, I can give the same high level of service that I once received – that way I know our patients will be happy.



91 High Street,

Epping, Essex

CM16 4BD

Company Name: Pryor & Clacher Ltd | Company Number: 05728118

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