32 Ropergate, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 1LY

Opening Times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 8.45am - 5.00pm
Wednesday: 8.45am - 5.00pm
Thursday: 8.45am - 5.00pm
Friday: 8.45am - 5.00pm
Saturday: 8.45am - 4.00pm
Sunday: Closed

Our services are tailored to suit you and your individual needs

Founded over 100 years ago and located in the heart of Pontefract conservation area, this practice has been an opticians since its inception. Our practice’s unique heritage is a feature which we are extremely proud of and we will strive to continue its legacy and build long-lasting relationships with the local community, providing expert eye care and eye tests to every customer. 

Why come to us?

Key Services: 

  • Eye Examinations
  • Children's and NHS Eye Examinations
  • FREE contact lens trials
  • Contact lens fitting
  • Free Hearing Health Checks
  • Hearing Care Examinations
  • Fitting Hearing Solutions including FREE trials
  • Ear wax removal
  • Huge range of designer frames from Joules, Ted Baker, Tiffany, Christian Lacroix, Oliver Peoples, Charmant and more

Useful Info:

  • Free Wifi 
  • Free refreshments     
  • Glossy magazines     
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets 
  • You'll find us near: The Post office
  • Bus stop 350 yards away

Bayfields Opticians and Audiologists Pontefract

Our practice has been here in Pontefract for over 100 years, and we've spent time making sure our community has access to expert eye care and eye tests, as well as high-quality and friendly service. You’ll feel at home as soon as you walk through the door. For a start, we offer a free hot or cold drink when you arrive.

Our customers love the thoroughness of our 45-minute eye tests, and the way we explain the results in easy language. We even provide retinal photography as well as post-cataract examinations. We offer contact lenses, ZEISS lenses for glasses, plus gorgeous designer brand frames from Joules, Ted Baker, Tiffany, Christian Lacroix, Oliver Peoples, Charmant and more.

Got a sudden eye problem?

If you suddenly develop a small eye injury, flashing lights or floaters, irritated eyes, blurry vision, cysts or styes, we participate in the Pontefract Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS). This means you can see an eye care professional as soon as possible, rather than having to wait to see your GP.

We’re really flexible

We offer FREE contact lenses trials, because we know almost everyone can wear contact lenses, whatever their age or prescription. We’ll also make your glasses even if you had your eye test elsewhere, and we’ll fit new lenses into your existing frames. And if you’ve had a mishap with your glasses, or something has just worked loose, we’ll do our best to make adjustments and repairs to them – even if you didn’t buy them here!

Proud to be part of the Pontefract community

We’re part of Club 5 (the Prince Of Wales Hospice business group), the Pontefract and Castleford ‘shop local’ group, and a local business initiative offering personalised vouchers to spend with us.

Audiology service


We can also take care of your hearing, with free hearing tests and access to high-quality hearing aids and helpful hearing care treatments which could improve your hearing.

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Paul Bolger

4 months ago

Very pleased with the service. Staff were both friendly and... sympathetic and put you at ease. During my audiology appointment everything was explained clearly. My wife who was waiting in reception was also made to feel at home and was given a cup of tea, a welcome gesture on a cold January day.

john cotton

2 months ago

Iwould highly recommend bayfields opticians in pontefract t...o anyone they are very professional and friendly . my own experience goes to another level started during the covid lockdown when i could not get an appointment with a doctor due to an eye problem so igot an appointment at bayfields to see ms fazila laher .after a thorough examination she tolld me it was cancer and organised an appointment at pinderfields eye clinic .pinderfields said that it was too bad for them to operate on .So started my long haul of six oprations and facial reconstruction over almost two years . I am now clear of cancer but have to wear prisms for double vision I will always be forever grateful to the optican and the staff of st james and surgeons at chapel allerton hospitals thank you all john cotton

Alan Mander

6 months ago

Would recommend to anyone, Had a welcome greeting on arrival... and a nice cup of tea to warm up. Knowledgeable staff who explained every step of the procedure. Well done bayfields..

Susan Smith-Wlkins

a year ago

Bayfields deliver the Low Vision service provided by WMDC an...d it is managed, in particular, by staff member Elaine Houghton, whose kindness and helpfulness is quite beyond reproach. Her knowledge of the low vision aids available is considerable and she does her best to tailor the service to individual needs. She is determined to provide the best possible support for her visually impaired clients. The rest of the staff are equally helpful and supportive. It is a pleasure to meet such committed, dedicated and professional people.

Jan Womersley

7 years ago

Excellent service at Bayfields Pontefract nothing is ever to...o much trouble. The optician saved my mother's sight by spotting a problem within her eye whilst it was still in the early stages and treatable. The staff are friendly, polite and helpful. There are good discounts on spectacles at various times. It is obvious the staff have been well trained and they demonstrate very good practice.

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