David Bray

Matlock, Derbyshire

Tel: 01629 584280


David Bray Opticians
6 Bank Road

Phone Number

01629 584280



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We have been around for over 45 years because we believe every patient is important to us, we offer a personal service tailored to your needs.

We are a long established independent opticians based in the heart of the Derbyshire dales. Mr David Bray set up the practice initially on Dale Road Matlock in September 1970. Borrowing a few hundred pounds from his father in law and with second hand furniture, refurbished equipment and help from friends and family, it wasn’t long before the practice was opened.

The practice humble beginnings are something we are proud of. We still today pride ourselves in good honest advise with a personalised touch. Now based on Bank road in picturesque Matlock, supporting our local community is important to us.

We offer a relaxed environment with a homely feel and our team ensures personal attention is provided, in an unhurried manner. Every patient is special to us. We like to build a long-term relationship with our patients. We don’t want to just be your Opticians, we like to think we are where you come to see a friendly face. Often we look after generations of eyes from grandparents to great grand children.

If you want individual honest and exceptional eye care we are the place for you!

The best eye test you’ll ever have

Our dedication to the most advanced eye examinations means we provide the best possible care for your eyes. We have invested in new advanced equipment such as the M Pod, which help detect macular degeneration (the leading cause of blindness) sooner. Don’t risk having a basic eye test elsewhere, you only have one pair of eyes!

High quality Spectacles that last

Every pair of customise spectacles has been made to meet your vision requirements and lifestyle needs.


Perfect fit promise

Fit your face perfectly and look great! All spectacles are provided with a complementary lifetime fitting and adjustments service included.


Lens technology to blow you away

We pride ourselves on providing premium optical lenses with the latest technology and quality eyewear.

We will make you feel at ease

Choosing a new pair of spectacles can be a daunting task, we will coach you making it a more enjoyable process, providing you with expert advice. Making you look and feel wonderful in your new spectacles is our aim.


60 days to try varifocals

If you are not completely satisfied with your new varifocals lenses, don’t worry! You have a whole 60 days to come back and tell us and we will change you to bifocals or single vision.

Complementary spectacle MOT

We love giving your glasses some extra TLC whenever you like! Pop in anytime for your complementary clean/ screw tightening/ MOT check.

Our Happiness guarantee to you

We care that you are 100% satisfied with our services giving you peace of mind. If your eyes are happy, so are we! Your new spectacles come with a 2 year guarantee against manufacturing faults.

  • Comprehensive eye examination
  • Macular Screening
  • Contact Lens Fitting
  • Contact Lens Aftercare
  • Sports eyewear consultations
  • Low Vision assessment
  • Reading speed test

Branch Staff


Harshad Thakor



Kiran Thakor





david-bray_mandyMandy Fletcher


I have worked at David Bray Opticians for the last 35 years as an Optical Assistant.
I live in Darley Dale with my son Liam and I enjoy socialising with family and friends and I love an evening at bingo as well as going to watch Derby County and looking after my 3 year old niece.
Everyone will know me as the chatterbox at work as I know the entire population of Matlock.
I enjoy all aspects of the job, particularly helping people to choose their new glasses to achieve a whole new look for themselves, it gives me great pride to see patients walk out with a smile on their face and a new pair of specs.



Optical Dispenser


Practice Manager

I’m Emma, Practice Manager at David Brays’. I’ve been working in optics for 13 years now and have enjoyed managing branches for 8 of those. I qualified as a registered Dispensing Optician in 2008, achieving the highest grade in the country of a section called Frame Material, Repairs and Adjustments …. everyone wants a good fit on their spectacles right?!

Without a doubt the main reason I have remained in optics for so long, and have no desire to change that, is because of my passion for working with people. I enjoy getting to know my patients, discussing their needs and thrive on putting a product together that meets their needs and often exceeds their expectations.

When I’m not busy working, I’m kept just as busy back home in Chesterfield bringing up my two young girls, Darcie and Dayna, who like me, love to get out into the outdoors as much as possible.

New to the family at David Bray, I joined the team in June this year, and I genuinely look forward to meeting the long list of loyal patients the practice holds, along with the new ones to come!

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