THERE is a lot of competition in the opticians’ business so it’s worth shopping around for the one that suits you. There are established national chains which have a presence in or around Oldham, but we’ve also found a couple of independents which might be worth a look. Get it?

Oldham Recommends – Opticians


9 Curzon Street


The Oldham Times:

Well-known for its highly successful national TV advertising clips, Specsavers specialises in the full range of services and more, even carrying out audiology (hearing) services.

It offers eye examinations, digital retinal photography, adult eye test, retro frames, round frames, NHS-funded eye tests, age and eyesight, home eye tests, contact lenses, sunglasses, compact glasses and designer glasses.

It offer tests for £10 and complete glasses from £25

It offers 25 per cent off glasses for over 60s from £69 and 25per cent off for students glasses.

Chadderton Opticians

18 The Precinct

Middleton Road


The Oldham Times:

Open since 1978, this establishment offers eye examinations, eye rests, contact lenses, home visits, children's eye care, designer glasses, NHS funded glasses, children's glasses, repair and replacements.

It offers bespoke frame fitting and stocks one of the largest ranges of designer glasses. Expert advice on visual health and eyewear options is also provided.

Robert Glass Opticians

104 Huddersfield Road


The Oldham Times:

Robert Glass carries out eye examinations, eye tests, contact lens consultations, glaucoma assessments, VDU screening, medical treatment or ordinary spectacles, digital retinal photography, diabetic retinopathy screening service (DRS), cataract assessment, low vision, eyeglasses, sunglasses, frames and lenses.

It stocks a large collection of frames from budget to designer, vintage style to funky. It offers a free NHS sight Test.

John Clegg Optician

79 Yorkshire Street, Oldham

The Oldham Times:

John Clegg Opticians, Oldham, has been established in Oldham since 1933.

It says it aims to provide a premium service and premium products to all our patients. We have staff with many years experience in optics.

David John Clegg MSc continued to manage the practice from 1973 and achieved the higher degree of Master of Science in Optometry in 2000.

Mrs Lorraine D Clegg is company secretary, and has been with the practice since 1988.

Mrs Joanne Brandburn FADO is its registered dispensing optician, trained and qualified with us in 1986. Joanne is in overall charge of dispensing spectacles to high and exacting standards and makes sure that your glasses are correclty made.

Miss Halina Saj is the office manager and is in control of the complex office management systems that are required to run a modern optometry office. She has been with us since 1995. Halina makes sure you get your reminder for that all important regular eye check.

Total staff experience in optics: 145 years.

Independent Opticians

149 Yorkshire Street,


The Oldham Times:

THIS is a family-run independent opticians practice based in Rochdale. It also operates branches in Oldham and Nelson. It ise proud to have served the community of Greater Manchester since 1990 – in fact, our clientele spans as far as London.

Its website says: “As independent opticians, we take pride in offering personal, bespoke optician services. As a patient you are not reduced to a number. Instead, you are treated as a valued member of our community and provided with objective, impartial services that are tailored to your needs. We’re the largest provider of NHS frames in North West England. However, we also supply a broad catalogue of designer glasses at truly competitive prices.

“Home visits are available via our friendly, professional team of visiting opticians. This may be ideal for elderly and housebound patients.”