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David Bray Opticians

Matlock, Derbyshire

David Bray Opticians has been providing eye care in Matlock since opening its practice in 1970.

Making the move to establish himself as an independent optometrist, Mr David Bray started his practice from humble beginnings. With help from family and friends and a testing room build from the frame of one of his uncle’s old green houses, David was ready for business!

Now over forty-five years later, the practice is proud to be part of the Matlock community which it has served for so many years. The greenhouse may be gone, but our pride in offering specialist eye care with a very personal service to all our patients remains at the core of David Bray Opticians.

David Bray

6 Bank Road

01629 584280


Sunday: Closed

Disabled access available


  • Comprehensive eye health examination (£45)
  • Full assessment of vision
  • Macular Screening
  • Contact Lens Fitting (£60)
  • Contact Lens Aftercare
  • Sports eyewear consultations
  • Low Vision assessment
  • Reading speed test
  • Coloured overlay assessments

We offer a relaxed, friendly environment providing specialist eyecare, with a very personal, unhurried service and accessible ground floor consulting rooms. Taking care of the whole family; from grandchildren to grandparents, we build long-term relationships, helping you look after your eyes for life.

Our expert team of highly qualified optometrists and dispensing opticians, provide the highest standards of clinical care, ensuring that you get the most accurate and latest advice available, tailored to meet your individual requirements, whatever they may be.

We have an impressive selection of designer and fashion eyewear, many of which are exclusive to us in Matlock. With over 1,000 frames in stock to choose from, we also have a wide selection of catalogues which you can order from, so you are guaranteed to find the right frame, to bring out the best in you.

We have also recently launched our own brand of affordable eyewear, which we have called Bray and Co. taking inspiration from our namesake, with every pair named after a Matlock street or road. It’s also important to mention that with every pair of Bray & Co. frames we sell, we give a pair to someone in need through the charitable foundation Vision Aid Overseas.

We also offer a wide range of contact lenses suitable for nearly all prescriptions, and whether you wear them all the time, socially, just for sport, or are trying them for the first time, our ‘Try Before You Buy service’ let’s you test them out free of charge.

Many of our staff have been with us for a number of years, so there is always a friendly face to welcome you in, so whatever your requirements, please feel free to drop by and visit us.

Or alternatively, call to book an appointment today: 01629 584280

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OpticiansWe 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!

Branch Staff

Optometrist Harshad


Optometrist Kiran


Dispensing Optician Emma

Dispensing Optician/Practice Manager

Optical consultant Mandy

Optical Consultant

Optometrist Raeesa


Optometrist Joe



Optical Consultant

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