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Bottomley Opticians first opened in Halifax in 1948, when optometrist and original owner Randolph Bottomley set up his own independent optical practice. Since that time, we have remained a truly family-owned and run business. Randolph’s son John joined him to work in the practice, eventually taking the business over upon his father’s retirement. John continued Bottomley Opticians’ success story, taking the practice from strength to strength and opening our second branch in Lindley, Huddersfield in 1990.

Having worked in the optics industry for various companies, Jim has been able to bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to Bottomleys. Jim’s experience, alongside the cutting edge facilities at Bottomleys enable us to give you high quality, premium eye care.

Jim took over the practice from his father when John chose to relocate to the island of Tiree on Scotland’s West Coast – where he has since set up another opticians practice in the Bottomley group!

Bottomley Opticians is proud to be the only third generation family practice offering clinical excellence including OCT in the town centre. We also take pleasure in being a valued part of the local community. That’s why, when we needed to move to bigger premises several years ago, it felt so fitting that we relocated to the building that once housed Halifax’s town hall.

As Managing Director of the business, Jim is committed to continuing the dedication to high quality care and personal service his father and grandfather established. He also works in practice dispensing glasses and giving customers the premium services that Bottomley Opticians love to provide.

You’ll find very quickly that we’re not like other opticians practices – we have more musicians working for us than most for a start, with some of our staff even of semi-professional standard! What matters to you is that from the moment you walk through our doors you are served by experienced professionals who are enthusiastic and genuine in their desire to care for you and your eyes.

The New Normal

Hello there! We’re back… kind of. The last few months for everyone on planet Earth have been very similar on some levels. For us to operate at Bottomley Opticians safely we are adapting and relearning the way we can deliver high-quality niche eyewear and the best possible service for you.

One at a time

In line with government safety guidelines and our own common sense, we have vastly reduced the number of appointments and extended these to enable us to only see one client at a time. This allows us to do the eye exam and talk through all of your eyewear needs where our attention is on you and your safety. For some time now the College of Optometrists have guidelines in place that a client should have an eye exam where they buy their glasses. This puts you in a much easier position to quickly correct the situation should any discrepancies arise with the prescription given and the lenses made up in the spectacles. This is even more important now as it also ensures the least amount of contact with different people to get the same job done.

Booking in

When you talk with us on the phone prior to coming to see us please tell us everything you’re needing. If you need new glasses then have a think about what shape and style you’re wanting to have a look at. We will then have a small selection of frames for you to try at your appointment based on this information. Each frame is disinfected and cleaned for you so we no longer have a ” browsing style “ but a tailor-made experience and our clients have found this to be really helpful in the decision making process.

When you arrive, the door will be locked but we will be expecting you and we ask that you come wearing a mask. All of us will be wearing a mask or a face shield for your safety and ours so we would appreciate the same from you. Please keep your distance from the desk with the markers on the floor. We have hand sanitisers for you to use on arrival and we can still have your tea/coffee ready the way you like it and it will be in our eco disposable cups.

Eye exam

All our optometrists will be inappropriate PPE and will take special care to adapt to the new ways of performing a thorough examination. It is important to bring in all the eyewear that you currently use and this helps us understand exactly what you are needing visually in all the different situations you live your life.

 Eyewear consultation

We have a glass screen in between you and our eyewear expert and we will be able to go through exactly what options will be best for you based around the results of your eye exam and the collection of frames we selected from the conversation on the phone with you. In most cases, we have found that by us listening to YOU we’ve managed to pick out the best frames that you love. Don’t worry though if we haven’t managed to pick the ‘’Ones” that were in your mind ( sometimes we need another go). We will be talking with you and really understand all your needs and show you more until you see and try on your perfect match!

If you feel like there’s been a change in your eyesight, you’ve broken your glasses over lockdown, you don’t have a spare pair, you need sunglasses, or you just feel like you deserve a new pair and a new look then have a chat with us on 01422 331031

I chose Bottomley’s opticians a couple of years ago as I was experiencing an eye problem, and wanted an Independent opticians with more in-depth knowledge, and as a result of this have been pleased. The team are professional, knowledgeable, honest and very helpful. Nothing is too much trouble. Nick, the manager, Dave and Martin have been excellent when assisting me. The glasses are a little more expensive than other opticians, but the quality of the glasses and lenses are excellent. I would highly recommend Bottomley’s opticians.

Denise Backhouse

“ Highly recommended by a friend “

“ Friendly staff.. they listen to what I want “

“ I like my glasses they’re very light and comfortable “

Denice Dalley

“ I chose Bottomleys because I wanted an independent opticians. I like everything about them ; the staff, the choices, The service is the best and they’re very patient “

“ There is no comparison for me.. Bottomleys are number 1. “

“ I like everything about my glasses because you listened to what I would like and that is what I have. “

Anne Farmer

“ I chose Bottomley Opticians by seeing a post on FaceBook they’d done showing a different style of glasses, Danish and Belgian. “

“ Outstanding, personable, and a pleasurable, relaxed experience. “

“ The glasses? I like the quality, colour, material and the great range that has been researched and hand picked “

“ Don’t change. I had a lovely, personal experience. Thankyou : ) “

Gayle Harari

“ Excellent selection of glasses.. far superior to other opticians I have used. “

“ I like the design of my glasses but most important is the fit and comfort.“

N McDonnell

“ Very good, friendly, professional and good advice. ”

R. Womersley

Book Your Eye Test Now

A senior optometrist will carry out a thorough 45 minute eye exam. Taking the extra time to talk to you, we’ll be able to give you the advice and recommendations that will really make a difference to you. Life is better when you can see what you’re doing. We will also ensure you look great while you’re doing it!

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