cole martin tregaskis
Incorporating: R Hutchings Optometrists P Ringe Optometrists
We are an independent optometric practice devoted to the highest standards of eyecare and to quality eyewear. We provide routine eye examinations and a wide range of designer and non-designer spectacle frames. We also supply a very large range of spectacle lenses, specialising in high index (thin) lenses and varifocal spectacles. We are a Varilux Gold Specialist Centre and are an Approved Seiko Specialist.
We also provide several specialist investigations and treatments including: all types of contact lenses, dry eye treatment, special visual investigations relating to dyslexia, migraine, and epilepsy, orthoptics and eye exercises, hypnosis, and second opinions. We see patients of all ages, from one week after birth to over 100 years old. The practice has wheelchair access and eye examination and spectacle dispensing facilities downstairs. There is a child-friendly play area.
We are one of the largest independent optometric practices in the area, with over 26,000 patients and a team of five optometrists, seven dispensers, and nine support staff. However, we are strongly committed to maintaining personal care for our patients. We always try to arrange patients’ appointments with the same optometrist, so that a continuing relationship can be established between patient and practitioner. Altogether, our staff have over 100 years of combined experience at providing eyecare to the public.
Our independent status means that we can order spectacle frames, lenses, and contact lenses from virtually any supplier. Indeed, we have accounts with well over 50 suppliers. This gives us freedom to order the best optical products for our patients.
The practice was founded in 1946 by Philip Cole. Mr Cole (OBE) is a well-known figure in the optometric profession, and was founding President of the British College of Optometrists.
Mr Cole was joined by Mr Tony Martin and Mr Tony Tregaskis, who both worked at the practice for more than 20 years. Professor Bruce Evans joined the practice in 1988 and took over the helm in 1996. Sadly, Tony Martin passed away in 1995 and Tony Tregaskis retired in 1998. Professor Evans decided to keep the name, Cole Martin Tregaskis Optometrists, to signify a commitment to continue the high standards set by the three practitioners who had done so much to build a reputation for excellence.
In 1998 the practice moved to more spacious premises at 23 Shenfield Road, the main road joining Shenfield and Brentwood. Also in 1998, two other local independent optometrists retired, Mr Peter Ringe and Mr Richard Hutchings. These practitioners invited us to continue to care for their patients. In 2004 the reception and dispensing areas were refurbished to increase the capacity for spectacle frames. We now have about 1,000 frames, most of which are on display and including many designer makes. Anyone is very welcome to come in at any time and browse. For more information about our spectacles and dispensing services please click on Spectacles. The latest information about the practice can be found on our Practice Newsletter, which can be accessed by clicking on Practice Newsletter.
Monday 8:00 to 5:00
Tuesday 9:00 to 5:00
Wednesday 9:00 to 5:00
Thursday 9:00 to 7:00
Friday 9:00 to 5:00
Saturday 9:00 to 4:00
23 Shenfield Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 8AG
There are two car parking spaces available for patients at the rear of the practice, accessible from Sawyers Hall Lane. We cannot guarantee that a space will be available and there is a large car park for the Sainsbury’s superstore just North of Brentwood High Street (via Ongar Road). If you do park at the rear of the practice please only leave your car whilst you are in the practice.
There is parking at the front of the practice which is reserved for disabled patients. These three disabled parking spaces are shared with our neighbours, Homewood Dental Surgery and can only be used by patients at either practice who have made a reservation by telephoning the dental practice on 01277 220147. When making a reservation please provide details of the type and registration of your car and also of your appointment time.
We are a 10 minute taxi ride from either Shenfield Station or Brentwood Station. Both are on the direct line from Liverpool Street Station in London. Although Shenfield is furthest, there are fast trains that make their first or second stop at Shenfield.
- exit at Junction 28 taking A1023 to Brentwood
- the practice is on the left exactly 0.1 miles after the second of these mini roundabouts
- telephone: 01277 211164
To download a map, click here: Map to Cole Martin Tregaskis Optometrists
Information on car parking is provided above.
We take great pride in the standard of service we offer and most patients are so pleased with our service that they recommend us to their friends. But in the unlikely event that our care or products fall below the standards you expect then please write to Professor Bruce Evans at the practice.
On 1st May 2010 Cole Martin Tregaskis Optometrists became incorporated as Cole Martin Tregaskis Ltd (Registered in England, Company No. 7214391; Registered Office: Summit House, 13 High Street, London, E11 2AA).