Caring for eyes since 1957
With time comes experience, and Barracloughs have been looking after the vision of the local community for over 65 years.
We understand that continuity is an important factor for many of you, that's why you can see the same familiar faces each time you visit us, and our optometrists will take the time to get to know you and your individual visual needs.
At Barracloughs you'll receive the time you deserve to ensure not only the very best eyecare but also the highest standard of after care.
You'll never be rushed back out the door... that dedicated time is essential to discuss your individual needs and preferences with our team. We'll conduct a thorough eye examination and answer any questions you may have - all the while making sure you feel relaxed and unhurried. Read on to learn what we spend our time on, during your visit...
- Taking a detailed medical history: Our opticians will ask you about your overall health, as well as any specific eye problems or concerns that you may have.
- Performing a comprehensive eye exam: We'll use a variety of tests to assess your vision and eye health, using the latest hospital-grade technology.
- Discussing your vision needs: We will talk to you about your lifestyle and activities, and how they may affect your vision.
- Recommending the best glasses or contact lenses: All of your individual needs are taken into account when recommending the best glasses or contact lenses for you.
- Answering all of your questions: Our opticians will take the time to answer any questions you may have about your vision, your eye health or your glasses/contact lenses.
As an independent business, at Barracloughs we're not limited to certain suppliers or brands, with the freedom to pick and choose what styles are on our shelves. We love to support independent brands as well as well-known designer collections.
We also vary the brands across all stores, so that we cater for an even wider range of tastes. The team at each store choose the ranges on offer and - as a result - are very often passionate about the design and craftsmanship of the eyewear!
We can offer completely bespoke eyewear, tailored to your individual needs - whether it's to give you more freedom with sports, or helping you excel at your hobbies. Perhaps you need lenses which are adapted to your workplace - whatever your needs, we can offer a solution to give you the very best visual comfort.
Just because we're independent doesn't mean we don't use the latest equipment either. At Barracloughs we carry out your sight examination and face measurements using state-of-the-art technology and can offer you the very best possible vision.
We'll look after you
We actively seek feedback on a daily basis and we're lucky enough to receive a huge response from our lovely customers. We value all feedback as it helps us to learn what we're doing right and also highlights areas where we may need to improve. Take a look at our Trustpilot, Google and Facebook pages to see what people say about Barracloughs.
A personal service is vitally important and it shows that our customers truly value that. You'll always feel like an individual, not just a number.
Don't just take our word for it...
"My eye test last week was conducted by Mr Surainder Puri, a truly professional and courteous man. I have been a customer at Barracloughs for quite a few years and I consider them to be a company of the highest standards." [read review]
"I am so grateful to your optician James. He did a very thorough eye examination for me. He picked up that my eye pressure was too high. I'm booked in next week, which may lead to a hospital referral. I am telling all the people I know, how important eye check up's are and the dire consequences of not picking up a eye condition early. I am thoroughly impressed with the service I received." [read review]
"I had my routine eye test there and they now include retinal photography at no extra charge. After a helpful discussion, thorough eye test and examination, it transpired that my prescription had changed, so I ordered new glasses. They arrived in two weeks, as expected. They felt comfortable at first, but after a couple of days I popped back to get a small adjustment to the frame - no problem. All the staff are appropriately skilled, polite and professional..." [read full review]