24 Forest Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 1DX

Opening Times

Monday: 9am - 5.30pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5.30pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5.30pm
Thursday: 9am - 5.30pm
Friday: 9am - 5.30pm
Saturday: 8.30am – 4.30pm
Sunday: Closed

Our team are dedicated to helping you get the best care for your vision

Formerly Meryl James Opticians and now a part of the Bayfields family, we continue to offer an excellent clinical service and our highly-skilled eye care professionals are here to help determine the best solution for you and your lifestyle.

Why come to us?

Key Services: 

Useful Info:

  • Conveniently located on Forest Road in Loughton
  • Free parking for 1 hour outside the practice
  • Smarts Lane Car Park is just a short walk away
  • Portable Ramp for Wheelchair access
  • Free Refreshments
  • Previously known as Meryl James Opticians and TCO Atkinson Opticians


Bayfields Opticians and Audiologists Loughton

Our Bayfields Opticians team at Loughton, formerly known as Meryl James Opticians, are dedicated to helping you get the best and most expert eye tests and eye care. We offer an excellent clinical service and our highly-skilled eye care professionals are here to help determine the best solution for you and your lifestyle.

You’ll never be rushed —we like to take the time to get to know you
When you visit us for an eye test, you won’t be in and out in 15 or 20 minutes. Our appointments usually last around 45 minutes, which gives us a chance to completely satisfy your questions and concerns while getting to know what we can do to make your life better...

Audiology is here!
To complement the full range of optical services we offer, we've now rolled out full audiological services to make sure that your hearing is just as healthy as your vision. We offer free hearing tests and trials of best-selling hearing products —ask one of our team when you drop by to find out more.

Brands Available At Our Loughton Branch

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Derek Sumsion

a week ago

Was looking for a new optician as not received a great servi...ce from David Clulow over the last two years. Had an eye test with Margaret who was amazing and all the staff super helpful and friendly. Picked Bayfields as always had a great service when taking the children and had the same fantastic experience. Would highly recommend this local optician.

Joanna Wragg

6 months ago

Meryl is always fantastic and kind, whether it’s just an eye... test or when I needed a referral onto a specialist she knew the best person to see and how to obtain an appointment. I cannot fault the service you get. This was the first time I needed glasses and the whole process was faultless; Ian the whole team get ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from me.

Matthew St Pier

3 weeks ago

A very helpful and friendly team. My examination was very th...orough and they were very patient with me as I agonized over which frames to choose!

ANN Sims

7 months ago

Very happy with my first visit to Bayfields in Loughton. Eve...ryone was very friendly and informative. I had a full range of eye testing and was kept informed at every step. There was no pressure to buy their frames but a large selection was available on display if you wanted . I would definitely recommend this opticians (and the coffee is good ! )

Margaret Burley

6 months ago

I have attended Meryl James since before it became Meryl Jam...es at Bayfields . They are by far and away the best in the area. I always see Meryl and couldn’t have better attention . Another opticians in Loughton ( which shall remain anonymous) totally missed the fact that I had cataracts . This was instantly picked up by Meryl and I was referred. The staff couldn’t be more helpful . I couldn’t recommend more highly .

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