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Are we the Eyecare Professionals for you?

Are you bored of the same old styles of glasses in other High Street Opticians?

Do you hate shopping for glasses and are in need of styling advice ...

Have you had a disappointing experience with other opticians in the past?

Then welcome to Christopher Young Opticians

My name is Christopher Young. I started working in this practice in October 1986, and I bought it 18 months later. My philosophy at the time was to offer every client the same care and attention that I would give to a close family member. 

That philosophy holds true to this day. 

I would only offer my parents, wife and children the best examination with the most modern equipment, and I would only want them to wear the best frames and lenses suitable for their lifestyle and their budget.

We treat our clients as if they are cherished family members and we apply these values to you.  

So, if you enjoy quality, individual products delivered by a team who care and are dedicated to making sure that they are recommending the most appropriate solution for your lifestyle and comfort, then you have come to the right place.

We look forward to welcoming you to our family. If you would like to have a look inside the practice before you arrive, please CLICK HERE, and you can review our professional fees by clicking HERE.

If you have specific information or communication support needs, please let us know in advance, and we will do our best to meet them.


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Meet the Team

Chris Young. 

Optometrist and Director.  Chris qualified as an optometrist virtually before time began. He has first worked in, and then owned the practice since 1986 and specialises in Vision Therapy. In his spare time he is a member of the local Lodge and enjoys sailing, watching rugby and cricket, property development and sampling Single Malts and red wine.  

Naomi Maunder

Optometrist. Naomi qualified with a 1st Degree in Optometry before training at Oxford Eye Hospital. She is a Christian and enjoys getting involved with the activities and events in her Church in Bath. In her spare time Naomi is likely to be found making a mess in her kitchen – the products of which can sometimes make their way in to the practice for the team to snack on! Her lemon drizzle cake is particularly good.  

Juliet Thompson

Manager and Eyewear Advisor. Juliet joined us from Uniq Foods in July 2012 after many years in the food industry as Desserts Production Manager, responsible for all areas of producing luxury desserts for M&S etc.  She enjoys walking, keeping fit and live music.

Sean Phillips

Eyewear Advisor. Sean joined us from Living Homes where he worked in the television and music department. He is an accomplished guitar player and car expert. He brings with him a wealth of customer service skills and enthusiasm.

Chloe Hunt. 

Eyewear Advisor and Trainee Dispensing Optician. Chloe is our main Eyewear Advisor. She trained at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge and currently lives in Shepton Mallet. In her spare time she enjoys playing computer games, cooking and quilting to relax.

Tracy Hoskins.

Assistant Manager and Eyewear Advisor. Tracy will probably be the friendly face you first see when you come through the door. She worked for Tescos on the customer service desk for many years before joining us and she enjoys walking and travel in her spare time.  She has been known to sip the occasional Malibu!



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Christopher Young Opticians
46 High Street,
Shepton Mallet,
Somerset BA4 5AS

T:01749 345259
F: 01749 345074

Opening Times
9.00am to 5.30pm

9.00am to 5.30pm

9.00am to 5.30pm

10.00am to 5.30pm

9.00am to 5.30pm

9.00am to 1.00pm


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