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We want you to enjoy each visit to the practice knowing you can relax in our safe hands. Our professional team have vast experience in caring for your eye health and vision and ensure every customer is given the time and individual attention they need. We understand everyone of you will have different needs and aim to tailor our service as required.


We may be in a small town but be assured we have the latest products and technology – just right on your doorstep! And all with a guaranteed smile and warm welcome.

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James Radley stepped down from his position in July 2021 and relocated with his family to North Yorkshire. James and his practice manager, Edel, have established a reputation for a personal and friendly service. The new owners – Michelle Doherty, Mark Udobang and Nichola Mason are excited to have the chance to uphold this reputation whilst steering the practice through its next chapter.

The new Directors bring with them vast experience combining 70 years in optical practices.

Michelle Doherty, Dispensing Optician, Director

Michelle qualified as a dispensing optician in 2009 following 10 years working in the optical world. Her passion is frame styling and combined with her in depth technical knowledge provides a first class service. Michelle is a really friendly person and enjoys meeting new people in practice. The favourite part of her day is seeing the satisfaction of patients when they put on their new glasses.

Michelle has fallen for the town and is looking to become a ‘local’ in the near future.

Nichola Mason, Dispensing Optician, Director

Nichola works part time in the practice as a Dispensing Optician and draws on her 30 years experience in optics to train the team and ensure the business doesn’t stand still for too long!

Mark Udobang, Optometrist, Director


Mark is a Hertfordshire based Optometrist who qualified in 2006. He has a passion for providing first contact eye care as well as a lifetime of continuing care. He has undertaken further training in Public health and Independent Prescribing. He loves using advanced technology to diagnose and provide exceptional eyecare for patients and thinks it’s wonderful to be part of this beautiful community.

Second Opinion

As independent experienced professionals, we are often called upon for second opinions and specialist referrals. Our experienced Optometrist can privately carry out assessments upon request for medical eye issues and advice.


Our experienced qualified Dispensing Optician can assess, quantify and fit spectacles on a private request with written reports available if required.


J. Oliver Radley Opticians is a collection point for old spectacles and sunglasses which are donated to UK registered charity, Vision Aid Overseas.

We’re happy to carry out minor repairs and adjustments to your glasses even if they aren’t covered under warranty, and pass on all your donations to Vision Aid Overseas.

Wherever possible, we try to support local community events and local schools by providing sponsorship or raffle prizes to help local good causes.

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There’s more to the opticians than simply having an eye test. An Optometrist can save your life. Symptoms are not always apparent and can be easily dismissed. When it comes to your eyes only the best will do. From when you walk through the door to a cheery welcome, to the collection of your spectacles J. Oliver Radley Opticians will look after you with the utmost professionalism. If you want the best eye care tailored to your needs then J. Oliver Radley Opticians is the place to go. Their level of care is beyond compare. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful optician in the high street.


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