We have some exciting news to share

Meryl James Opticians has now become part of Bayfields Opticians & Audiologists with great new things looming for the practice.

Here’s a message from Meryl:

“Over the last 14 years, I've been proud to see so many families come through our doors, and I’ve been lucky enough to work alongside the most dedicated and thoughtful colleagues I could hope for. That said, as an owner, it meant I spent less time doing the clinical work that I love. Therefore I’m going to be stepping away from administration work, to allow me to focus exclusively on continuing to provide the best quality care for you and your loved ones. It’s a really exciting time for us, and I can’t wait to see you back in the consulting room. Here’s to the next chapter!”

Meryl James is a family opticians in Forest Road, Loughton, Essex

We are an established independent practice dedicated to helping you get the best care for your vision. We offer an excellent clinical service and our knowledgeable and friendly staff are on hand to cater for all your eye needs.

Eye Examinations

An eye examination is far more than just a simple test of your eyes' efficiency


Take a look at our wide range of spectacles and sunglasses

Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are a comfortable and convenient alternative to spectacles


Patient Testimonials

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Alison Lawrence

"I have always had excellent service from Meryl James Opticians. Over the years Miss James has helped me with a scratched cornea, an allergic reaction, regular eye exams and most recently identified a macular hole. I always find the receptionists and Miss James extremely helpful and professional, I am impressed at the high tech equipment the practice uses and they also have a range of excellent eye drops and a wide range of frames. I prefer to deal with an independent optician and Meryl James Opticians has always met all my needs."

Mr D Bouchard

"I would like to take this opportunity to say how grateful I am and always will be to you when on my first visit you diagnosed the fact that I had an eye problem caused by something in my head which needed a full investigation.  The subsequent finding was that I had a pituatory tumour pressing on my optic nerve.  The manner and knowledge you have most certainly saved my sight which the neuro surgeon stated to me.  I have now been under the care of you for nine years and my wife much longer.  You have always treated us most efficiently but with a pleasant friendly manner.  We have the utmost faith in you. Your staff are also very helpful and friendly."

Mr J Jones

"I can SEE real value at Meryl James Opticians. I don't take chances when it comes to eye tests - an important pointer to your general health. The two highly-qualified opthalmists and state-of-the-art equipment at Meryl James really shows the value of this independent opticians. This is a proud local business with a great range of specs/glasses. Do you have the vision to support this forward-looking Essex practice."

Paul Bevans

"I have seen Meryl James Opticians for regular eye checks for the last 30 years. During that time I have had cataract surgery in both eyes. Meryl has always been extremely attentive and encouraging. I have full confidence in her ability as an optometrist."


Get in Touch

Please feel free to get in touch and see how we can help you today!


24 Forest Road,
Loughton, Essex
IG10 1DX


020 8508 1325