In 1988 Bruce Evans became an associate at an independent optometric practice in Brentwood, Essex. This practice, Cole Martin Tregaskis Optometrists, is well established with a reputation for excellence, having been started by Dr Philip Cole who was founding president of the College of Optometrists. Professor Evans took over the practice in 1996. In 2019, two of his long-term colleagues at the practice became co-directors. At this time, Professor Evans reduced his clinical work to two days and stopped taking on new patients. He is happy to recommend one of his colleagues at the practice for new patients. At present, there are a total of 7 optometrists working at the practice at various times, with a wide range expertise. There are also three opticians and a team of support staff.
The practice is near Junction 28 of the M25. It is a 10-minute taxi ride from both Brentwood and Shenfield stations, which both receive regular mainline services from London Liverpool Street.
The practice has over 34,000 patients, yet maintains a personal approach to professional eyecare. Most of the optometrists working at the practice have done so for more than 10 years and patients are routinely booked appointments with the same optometrist at each visit. For details of the practice click on www.cmt-optometrists.co.uk.