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Our thorough eye examinations are carried out by experienced Optometrists.

Lady having an eye examination at Richard Pryor independent opticians Epping


A routine eye check with an optometrist determines whether or not you require spectacles or contact lenses to improve your vision. If you do, regular check-ups ensure that you are getting the best possible vision at all times. 

Regular eye checks are also an important part of your general health care routine. You should have your eyes checked at least once every two years even if you have no problems with your vision and don’t need glasses. 

It is rare for eye conditions to cause pain and sometimes the changes to your sight can be very difficult to notice. Some eye conditions can cause loss of sight, for example, glaucoma doesn't cause any symptoms and you can't often tell you have them. An eye check can detect eye conditions early, which means you can get any treatment available before your sight is badly affected.

New specs don’t have to be a once-in-a-while thing – think how often you buy new shoes! All you need is a valid prescription; yours will typically be good for 1-2 years. Book a check-up if you feel your eyes or vision have changed since your last test. Otherwise, come and see us any time you fancy a new look. 

Eye test equipment at Richard Pryor independent opticians Epping


  • Private and NHS eye examinations

  • Children's Eyecare

  • Contact lens fitting and aftercare

  • Diagnosis, treatment and management of common eye diseases*

  • Emergency eye care*

  • Full spectacle dispensing and complimentary aftercare service (for eyewear bought from Richard Pryor Opticians)


* Private consultation only – not funded by the NHS 


Whilst our private eye examinations are available for everyone, you may be entitled to an NHS eye test and help towards paying for your eyewear.

NHS sight tests are available for those who qualify so please check with us if you are eligible 


  • Children under 16 years of age and those under the age of 19 who are still in full-time education

  • If you are aged 60 or more

  • If you have glaucoma, if you are over 40 with a relative who has glaucoma, or if you suffer from diabetes

  • If you or your partner receive a means-tested benefit

  • If you have a more complex prescription

If you are unsure about your entitlement, please contact us and we can advise further.


As part of our commitment to providing superior eye care, we have invested in state-of-the-art diagnostic technology offering OCT and Fundus Imaging technology to give us a better view of your eye and spot any potential concerns even earlier.

Our new NIDEK Retina Scan Duo, will let us continue to offer the best possible eyecare for all our new and existing patients.

Click here to read more.

OCT Fundus Machnine at Richard Pryor independent opticians Epping
OCT & Fundus Imaging


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