For anyone serious about their eyes and eye healthcare this is the best place to go. You will always see the same optician (Caroline) and be looked after so professionally by all the staff. I have just had my first set of prescription glasses (not bad at 50) and so glad I went to C & A Hurst... I would highly recommend them.
Myself and my family have been customers of Caroline and Alan's for over 20 years. We have complete trust in their services and find them to be very caring and professional. I have over the years had a few problems where Caroline has got me referred swiftly to the hospital or even helped me at a weekend out of normal working hours. C&A Hurst are a reliable,caring, family run business that I would recommend to everyone.
In December 2015, J Smith said:
Have used Hurst's Opticians for so many years now and wouldn't go anywhere else. They are fantastic and explain everything fully. A proper family business that really cares about customer service. 5 stars.
In March 2013, Nicola W-K said:
Total expert eye care. I severely damaged my eyes, but with 4 months regular attention they have recovered fully. Its comforting to know experts are available locally.
In February 2013, Geraldine B said:
Complete confidence in both Caroline and Alan. They make a great team. Excellent service at all times.
In February 2012, Pat said:
they are the most professional and friendly opticians in the area, I would recommend them to anyone.
I was home from uni and needed an appointment at short notice which was no problem for them to arrange. What was even more amazing was that I was wearing my glasses with new lenses in less than 24hrs later! So pleased. Friendly, professional, welcoming, and first rate service. Thank you.
In February 2011, The Ashwell Family said:
We as a whole family have used Hurst's since they first opened and we have always recieved the most friendly professional warm welcome and service. An optician is as important as a family doctor. When you find a good one like Hurst's why go ant where else!!
In February 2011, Mrs Linda G said:
All the family enjoy going as we are always welcome. This family Opticians are very friendly and helpful. My mother was frightened and worried at 80 years old to have cataracts but they assured her, and when she died at 90 she said how lovely they were..
In April 2010, Kevin B said:
I have just completed a course of vision therapy at C & A Hurst opticians. I attended regularly for a year and ALWAYS found the practice to be very professional, friendly, flexible and understanding. My vision has improved beyond my expectations. I would certainly recommend them!
If it hadn't been for what Caroline, the optician, discovered my daughter would probably still not be able to read. The NHS had failed me and I knew that something undiscovered was wrong with my daughters eyes. As a Behavioural Optometrist Caroline has quite literally changed our daughter's, and our, lives. Well done and thank you Caroline, alan and family.
You cannot get better than this family run business. Care and attention is second to none and they are great with children and adults alike. After receiving a thorough eye examination, if you need glasses you will then be able to choose from a wide range of frames and be fitted properly. I have also used them many years for contact lenses and again the service is fantastic.
This is Alison from the Ironing Shop ( on this site also), really pleased to see C & A Hurst on here, as i found their help with my Dyslexic son fantastic, and very helpful, when other Opticians didnʼt seem to have a clue! They gave me very helpful advise explaining what could be done, with coloured lenʼs etc , which i then went on the use through his schooling , and Christopher managed to pass all his exams.
Highly recommended , and many thanks.
Attended this optician for the first time last year but have since recommended them to all my family and friends.Very professional service. Felt very confident with the treatment I received and totally happy with the results.