The Village Optician Ltd, now in our 28th year, is situated in Prestwich, on the busy main road linking Bury and Manchester. From humble beginnings in 1992, the practice now has 12 full and part-time staff including manager Gill M, Dispensing Optician Benji, Optometrists Michael, Natalie and Aimee, optical assistant Gillian L and receptionist Andrea.

Besides offering standard NHS eye examinations to those who are exempt, we offer other services such as OCT (scanning of the macula and disc), Optomap retinal imaging and Intuitive Colorimetry (special coloured filters for those sufferers of visual stress) – see website

The Optomap scanning ophthalmoscope has been a tremendous asset to our practice – this is the most amazing retinal camera since it can take ultra wide retinal images with a far greater area than anything currently available. Since we have had the camera we have detected peripheral retinal pathologies which conventional cameras would have missed. For more information on this exciting piece of equipment go to the website

Other Services

Jonathan Poston – is a well established Registered Osteopath and works upstairs. Jonathan built up a very successful practice in Prestwich before moving into our premises – so now he alternates between Prestwich and Matlock  (when he’s not looking after his horses!)

The Village Opticians LTD Reception Desk