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A welcoming, relaxed & enjoyable experience.

We will treat you like a human being, and we will take the time to get to know you. Only this way can we ensure that we are fulfilling our obligation to you to help you make the most of your vision.

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COVID-19 update

Due to COVID we are making sure we are keeping everyone safe. Entry to the practice is only by appointment, and we ask you to arrive promptly. Sanitisers are available throughout the premises and we will keep you separate from other clients.

This, however, will not impede the quality of care and attention you receive. In fact, it enhances it by allowing us to give you our undivided attention. Whether during the eye examination with the optometrist, or during a styling consultation.

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On the day

On arrival you will be greeted by a member of the practice team. We need to check that we have the correct details for you on file and you will be asked to wait in the reception area. The optometrist seeing you will collect you from the reception area and take you through to the examination rooms. The sight test takes between 45 and 60 minutes and if you decide you would like to consider new eyewear your optometrist will introduce you to your Eyewear Advisor.

Your Eyewear Advisor will offer advice and answer your questions, as well as recommending Eyewear styles and lenses across a range of prices. You are never under any pressure or obligation to buy anything. We are here to help.

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Recommended by my doctor. Good professional service. Christopher and his team have been in Shepton for many years, thus my husband and I have been fortunate enough to be monitored and supported by the same people. This is very important as a relationship built on expertise, knowledge and trust is continually maintained and given.

Heather Gallop

Why choose Christopher Young Opticians?

Niche eyewear you’ll love wearing

If you are looking for something different, something that makes you stand out from the crowd then we can help you.

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Benefits

Optical expertise and know-how

Choosing eyewear can be difficult and frustrating and it can feel like you are trying to find a needle in a haystack.

Our unique ‘Eyewear Styling Consultation’ is designed to make your search for new eyewear an effortless and enjoyable experience.

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Personalised service

Personal service is a rare thing nowadays but at Christopher Young Opticians that is what we specialise in.

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Many options and choices

Every face and person is different. During your initial complimentary styling consultation, we will show you all the options and all the eyewear possibilities that fit your face, your prescription, your personal style and your budget.

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The ‘love your glasses’ guarantee

At Christopher Young Opticians we stand behind the recommendations and advice we give you. Our ‘Love Your Glasses’ Comfort Guarantee means you can’t make a mistake with your choice of eyewear.

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Flexible payment options

We will never give you a single ‘take it or leave it’ price. We’ll always consult with you and give you several frame and lens options and guidance as to what will work best for you. We can also spread the payments over 3 to 6 months with no extra cost and with no hassle. That way you can get the glasses that are best for you without having to compromise or delay.

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Christopher Young

Christopher Young

Optometrist

Chris qualified as an optometrist virtually before time began. He has worked in the practice since it opened in 1986 and now specialises in Vision Therapy. In his spare time he is a member of the local Masonic Lodge and enjoys sailing, watching rugby and cricket as well as sampling Single Malts and red wine.

Rebecca Ryder

Rebecca Ryder

Optometrist

After finishing a degree in Biology at Southampton University Rebecca went on to study Optometry at Cardiff University and completed her pre-registration at Williams & Parry Opticians in heart of the Welsh valleys.

Rebecca still keeps a strong affiliation with Cardiff University and has returned as a part-time clinical supervisor and also as an organiser/participant in the ‘Returning Vision Moldova Project’. This non-profit University associated project involves visiting remote and impoverished communities in Moldova and providing eye exams and glasses to those in need.

Always keen to expand her knowledge Rebecca has consistently completed extra accreditation in optometry since graduating; most recently the post-graduate certificate in Independent Prescribing for Optometrists.

After meeting a particularly charming West-Country man 6 years ago Rebecca migrated across the Severn bridge and has resided very happily in the Mendip area ever since. Of course being Welsh she is an avid Rugby fan and during any international match she is easily recognisable at her local pub for sporting the only red shirt in the house!

Juliet Thompson

Juliet Thompson

Manager & 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.

Tracy Hoskins

Tracy Hoskins

Assistant Manager & Eyewear Advisor

Tracy worked for Tesco on the customer service desk for many years before joining us in 2014. In her spare time she enjoys walking and travel, particularly to the USA.

Sam Gay

Sam Gay

Eyewear Advisor

Sam has extensive experience in the optical industry, having worked for Dolland and Aitchison and then Boots Opticians in Yeovil. She enjoys walking.

Stephanie Cole

Stephanie Cole

Optical Assistant

Stephanie works on the front desk in the practice. She is responsible for meeting and greeting our clients, answering the phone and performing administrative duties. She job shares with Tanis. With many years in the hospitality trade she has always been used to ‘front of house’ duties and when not working she can be found head to toe in running gear either pounding the tarmac or off road trail running

Tanis Oliver

Tanis Oliver

Optical Assistant

Tanis also works on the front desk in the practice. She is responsible for meeting and greeting our clients, answering the phone and performing administrative duties. She job shares with Steph. Tanis moved to Somerset with her family 4 years ago. She has extensive experience in customer service and enjoys running and walking.

Nikisha Oladipupo

Nikisha Oladipupo

Audiologist and Hearing Aid Consultant

Nikisha has been a fully qualified audiologist for more than seven years, having graduated from the University of Bristol in Summer 2012. After gaining her degree, she worked as part of a fantastic NHS team in Bath for two years, which greatly developed her clinical expertise.

Following her time in the NHS, Nikisha wanted to broaden her knowledge further, and so five years ago moved into the private sector, where she has been able to continue to build her extensive skillset.

“I decided to venture out and join the team at The Hearing Care Partnership because they are renowned for delivering great customer service and great technology to their clients, which is something I wanted to be part of. In addition, working alongside optical practice teams was an intriguing proposition, and a whole new experience for me.

“When I’m not at work, I love to spend time with my daughter. I also really enjoy a good mystery or crime book – Harlan Coben is one of my favourite authors!”