About Us

Our Mission & Values

To be the most respected and admired independent Opticians in the Epping Forest area offering excellent clinical service.

About Us

Meryl James, BSc (Hons), MC Optom, FBDO, qualified as a dispensing optician whilst working at T C O Atkinson (Opticians) Ltd. She then went on to study Optometry at City University. Meryl works part time at Whipps Cross hospital carrying out low vision assessments, paediatric refractions, and is also a member of the Macular Team, assessing patients prior to treatment.

She was lead Optometrist setting up a low vision community project in Waltham Forest –a multi-disciplinary project assessing patients’ needs, providing emotional support and training where appropriate. Meryl purchased T C O Atkinson (Opticians) Ltd in 2007, now renamed Meryl James Opticians, and is the sole proprietor.

Our Background

Our clinical team of Optometrists have a background in hospital optometry as well as private practice and offer expertise in:

  • low vision assessments,
  • diabetic retinal screening,
  • paediatric refractions,
  • eye-care in advancing years,
  • dry eye.

Our Dispensing Opticians will guide you through the process of choosing and fitting spectacles.


We are well affiliated members of the AIO and GOC