New opening times:

Tuesday - Thursday 9:00am to 5:30pm

Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm

Appointments outside these hours by request

J. Oliver Radley Opticians

36 High Street

Opening times




9:00am - 5:30pm


9:00am - 5:30pm


9:00am - 5:30pm


9:00am - 5:30pm

9:00am - 4:00pm


Appointments outside these hours by request



Every aspect of the service from J Oliver Radley is top quality. Very friendly reception, thorough and professional eye testing, an extensive range of lens and frames to suit every budget, and an excellent fitting service.

Customer service and after-sales support is second-to-none. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve accidentally damaged my glasses over the years, and each time James has happily made minor (and some not-so-minor) repairs free of charge.

One aspect I hadn’t fully appreciated until today is how sophisticated their state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment is. The Optometrist identified a potentially serious problem during my routine eye test 2 days ago, and immediately advised referral to an eye specialist. His initial diagnosis was today confirmed by a consultant ophthalmologist in a top private hospital – after having taken over 40 minutes to obtain lower resolution scans than those produced in a fraction of that on J Oliver Radley equipment.

I wouldn’t go anywhere else, and can thoroughly recommend James and his expert team for their superb care and professional service.

Erika Price


Our priority is keeping you and our staff safe. That’s why we’re taking great care to put comprehensive social distancing measures in place.

Our staff will wear a mask at the practice. We also ask that on arrival you:

  • Wear a mask, including children

  • Sanitise your hands

  • Scan our QR code

  • Have your temperature taken

  • Answer our short questionnaire.


J. Oliver Radley Opticians in Buntingford

For eye tests, prescription glasses, reading spectacles and sunglasses, J. Oliver Radley Opticians are on hand to help. Our Buntingford High Street practice is spacious, comfortable and up-to-date. You can expect a friendly welcome and expert eye examinations. We give you all the time you need when choosing new prescription glasses. You can browse our impressive range of spectacle frames and our dispensing optician will help you find prescription glasses which are right for you. That includes luxury and good value options, durable and ultra-lightweight frames, the latest fashion styles and top eyewear brand names. We stock spectacle frames and sunglasses from top brands, such as Oakley, Porsche Design, Silhouette, Oliver Goldsmith and Ray-Ban.

Opticians in Hertfordshire

When visiting J. Oliver Radley Opticians, you’ll find a public car park available on Bowling Green Lane at the rear of Sainsbury’s. There’s a public footpath that joins the car park to the High Street. Right outside our practice there is a short-term drop-off and collection parking space for those needing disabled parking.

Based in Buntingford High Street, J. Oliver Radley Opticians serve people in Buntingford and the surrounding villages of Aspenden. Barkway, Barley, Buckland, Chipping, Cottered, Little Hadham, Much Hadham, Little Hormead, Great Hormead, Puckeridge, Reed, Standon, Throcking, Walkern, Westmill and Wyddial. We’re delighted that some of our customers insist on visiting us from further afield including Royston, Stevenage, Bishop’s Stortford and London because they value our customer service.


If your employer provides you with Corporate Vouchers for sight tests and for prescription glasses, then you can redeem them at J. Oliver Radley Opticians. Corporate Eyecare vouchers are often provided as part of the staff benefits package and to enable employers to comply with Health & Safety regulations to protect the health of their workers.