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.
“All aspects of the process were completed with true professionalism - from the welcome of the front of house through Jem as optician to Jonathan who fulfilled the end of house completion. A 2 week call to check all was in order allowed me to have a small alteration made. Everything done with a smile.”
“My preferred optician since I moved to Banbury 12 years ago. I am entirely satisfied with and have the utmost confidence in the whole package offered by Walford & Round (consultation, advice, testing, fitting and follow-up service). Reception staff ultra efficient and pleasant. Overall, very pleasant and reliable opticians and Optometrists. Thank You.”
“The family have used W & R for years as the service , friendlyness and expertise is second to none.”
- Peter Bird
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.