Bayfields Opticians in Pontefract

You’ll feel at home as soon as you walk through the door at our friendly opticians’ practice in Pontefract. For a start, we offer a free hot or cold drink when you arrive. There’s been a continuous practice on this spot for over 100 years, and it came into the Bayfields family in 2011.

Our customers love the thoroughness of our 45-minute eye examinations, 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 frames from Christian Lacroix, Ray-Ban, Cath Kidston, William Morris, Elle, Oakley and Ted Baker.


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 lens 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 repair 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.

How to find us

We’re on Ropergate, Pontefract, just a few doors down from the Post Office and not far from Pontefact Valley Gardens. You can park inexpensively at Newgate South Car Park, at WF8 1DG, which is just off a street running parallel to us (Liquorice Way).
What You Need to Know
  • Free Wifi 
  • Free refreshments     
  • Glossy magazines     
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets 
  • You'ff find us near: The Post office
  • Bus stop 350 yards away