Our Banbury Opticians is the original location where Walford & Round began its life
This practice has been owned by the business for 87 years, since Jonathan’s grandfather Pete Walford set up a combined opticians and jewellers business in 1927. Pete’s son Richard, and Richard’s university friend Tony Round then took over the business and developed it further, changing the practice name to Walford & Round Opticians.
In the last 15 years, Richard’s son Jonathan and Tony’s son Michael have taken over the business and remain the practice owners and directors to this day.
“Always delighted with the time and attention I receive at W&R - from the partners and the receptionists who are all extremely helpful. I recently had a new pair of sunglasses and it took a couple of times to get the colour right - as far as I can tell (tho' we haven't had much sun to try them in!) they now seem fine - thanks.”
“I can't recommend this optician enough. The reception staff are very helpful and friendly. My daughter has a very strong prescription and is wearing both contacts and glasses. Jonathan has been very patient teaching her to use the contacts and to get her glasses to look nice. Best optician in town.”
“Thanks for once again 'servicing' my glasses - I cannot remember how many times you have straightened them and replaced the nose pads. It is always a pleasure to see you all and I would always recommend coming to a proper optician like yourselves - moving to you all those years ago was definitely the best move. Keep up the good work”
- Paul Cooper
Walford & Round have a long history of providing exceptional eye care to the residents of Banbury. We stock a variety of brands, including top-of-the-range Lindberg frames, and always strive to provide the best possible optical experience to all of our patients.
Jonathan Walford is a dispensing optician at the Banbury practice. He has followed in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps, having already accumulated 21 years’ experience with the business.
Jonathan is joined by optometrist Jeremy Hayward, who has been with the company since leaving university. Accredited for the Oxfordshire Glaucoma Referral Refinement Service, Jeremy heads the team of Banbury Opticians and also has a particular interest in dry eye management. What’s more, all our reception staff are trained ocular hygienists so will be able to offer additional advice on controlling your dry eye symptoms.
You will always receive a fully comprehensive eye care experience at our Banbury practice. We offer thorough eye examinations, contact lens fitting and a specialist dry eye clinic, as well as a glaucoma referral refinement service.
If you are visiting us by car, there is pay-and-display parking available on North and South Bar, and also in the NCP car park off Calthorpe Street. The practice itself can be found at the upper end of the High Street – it will be on your left, next to Wigwam estate agents, if you’re walking downhill from Banbury Cross.