Opening Times
  • Mon - Thurs:
    9.00AM – 5.30PM
  • Fri:
    9.00AM - 5.00PM
  • Sat:
    9.00AM - 1.00PM
  • Sun:
  • Closed for Lunch 1.00PM - 2:15PM

About Us

Welcome to Newbold Optician in Market Drayton – providing eyecare in the local community since 1936. We are proud to offer a comprehensive eye examination service with excellent solutions to your eyecare and eyewear needs. We aim to provide a professional caring service at all times and make it our mission to give you an experience that you will remember.

Practice History

Newbold Optician is a traditional, independent, community optician. It was established in Market Drayton in December 1936 as part of a small independent group centred around Newcastle under Lyme. The Newbold family sold the practice to their manager (Arthur Antliff) in 1968, and the practice moved to the present premises in March 1973.

Martin Viggars joined the practice in August 1980, having trained at Bradford University and St James Hospital in Leeds. He took over the business in June 1985. Since then the practice has been modernized with the introduction of computerised refraction equipment, automated visual field screening, digital retinal photography and a computer based record system. Testing for Glaucoma is carried out using the “gold standard” of applanation tonometry and pachymetry.

Since August 1981 Mr.Viggars has been the optometrist at the University Hospital North Staffs, covering the Friday afternoon Children’s clinic.

The reception team of Karen and Jill are always pleased to welcome both existing and new clients.

Our aim is to provide a comprehensive eyecare service to fully meet your needs. Regular eye examinations are vital to ensure the health of your eyes as well as helping to detect other underlying health conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes. We have invested heavily in the latest technology to ensure that we can provide you with the best professional eyecare.


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