About the practice

On 1st August 2004, J. Oliver Radley Opticians opened in Buntingford. As the name suggests, the practice was established by James Oliver Radley BSc (Hons) F.B.D.O. James is a Qualified Dispensing Optician, trained at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge and has a degree in Management. In running the practice, James draws upon his previous experience in the multiple, independent, sales and manufacturing sectors.

James and the team welcome everyone from Buntingford and surrounding villages to the practice. Whatever your visual requirement, style, sport or budget, please think of J Oliver Radley Opticians as somewhere you can be comfortable to ask for advice and get the right product for the right job.

If you already own a pair of spectacles that you really love or if you simply want to keep prices down, then you’ll be pleased to know that we can professionally re-glaze your existing frames with new lenses that we supply, or source to order – just come in and ask.

Our mission

As your local independent practice, J. Oliver Radley Opticians strives to provide an excellent service that’s tailored to your individual optical needs. We welcome both private and NHS patients, whatever your visual requirements for fashion, sports, style, UV protection and budget may be.

Why choose us?

  • Our team are all highly qualified and experienced, as well as being friendly, helpful and able to assist with anything you might need.
  • To keep you are up-to-date with what is trending, we visit trade shows and update our ranges regularly.
  • We can re-glaze the spectacles and sunglasses you already own with new lenses, saving you money and enabling you to keep the frames you love.
  • We provide relaxed and comfortable surroundings with air-conditioned consulting rooms and show room.
  • We’re a family friendly practice and we provide excellent wheelchair access.
  • The practice is very easy to find, located on the High Street in Buntingford, Hertfordshire.

Second opinions

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

Insurance claims

As an Independent Practice we can provide quotations for insurance claims (loss/damage/accidents) for repair or replacement spectacles.

Disabled Access

disabled-accessWe have tried to ensure that wheelchair users can easily access the practice, on arrival there is short-term on-street parking directly in front of the practice for drop off and collection. All doors are purposefully wider to enable wide pushchairs and wheelchairs ease of access. There are no steps within the practice, however there are ramps which are suitable for most wheelchair types.

Unfortunately members of staff are not permitted under the insurance policy to assist patients using the ramp.

Due to the modern equipment used at the practice to provide a full eye examination, we cannot offer home visits. However, we can dispense, deliver and fit spectacles at the patient’s home on request. This service may be chargeable to the patient.

Please contact the practice for details.


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.

J. Oliver Radley Opticians

36 High Street

T: 01763 273300
E: info@radleyopticians.com

Opening times

Tuesday8:00am - 6:30pm
Wednesday8:00am - 6:30pm
Thursday8:00am - 6:30pm
Friday8:00am - 6:30pm
Saturday8:00am - 6:30pm

Call us on 01763 273300

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This is the John Lewis of opticians. Professional friendly staff who take time with you and help you to make a fully informed decision whether it is glasses for work or leisure or contact lenses. A huge range of designer frames including Lindberg and and an endless option with glass lenses and contact lenses to ensure you leave with exactly what you need. A really comprehensive range of eye tests too. You don’t just “pop in” here.

Paul Hutton

My Wife & I were recommended to try Opticians, J. OLIVER RADLEY, based in BUNTINGFORD high st.
We both recieved highly competent eye tests, we felt confident in the staffs ability to get it right. Great range of frames & sunglasses . Highly recommend. We will use again when required. Our eyes are too precious to receive incorrect advice .

Dicky Bird

Professional bodies and Associations

J. Oliver Radley Opticians Ltd is fully registered with the Information Commissioner with regards to the Data Protection Act (1998) and Freedom of Information Act (2000).

Association of British Dispensing Opticians
General Optical Council
Freedom of Information