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.
“Having had a corneal disease for many years, and really struggled with several pairs of glasses, I came to Walford & Round on the recommendation of friends. I cannot praise them highly enough. The receptionists are friendly and helpful, the atmosphere is calm and relaxed, and Jason took great care with my eye test and explained everything to me. I am delighted with my new varifocals, expertly fitted by Jonathon. I can see more clearly than I have for years and am delighted with them. Thank you so much.”
“Walford and Round have been my opticians for many years and I always feel that they give a excellent professional service. I have never had any problem with a prescription or my glasses but feel confident that if I did they would sort it out for me. On my lost recent appointment I saw Mr Sutton who was excellent answering my questions in and honest way as I did ask some more technical questions. The ladies on reception are always friendly and helpful when choosing new frames.”
- Vanessa Boyce
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.