About Timperley Eyecare

Timperley Eyecare first started in 1993 when Richard Dent wanted to set up his own practice to deliver highly professional, family orientated eyecare in a way that was worlds apart from the high turnover, impersonal high street chains that were sprouting up everywhere at that time.

Some five years ago we had a bit of a make-over and refurb and re-launched as Timperley Eyecare, but I am proud and delighted to say we still see many, many patients regularly  whose record cards go all the way back to 1993!

Indeed, patients who were children all those years ago now bring in their own children. Aside from making Richard feel very old (!), it is truly heart-warming that we have had the trust of patients for all these years and they entrust their children’s eyecare to us now.

Things have changed a lot in Optometry over these years and we have strived to keep up with all the advances. We are proud to offer the highest professional eyecare using the latest equipment including digital retinal photography, high spec visual field testing and the latest non-invasive glaucoma testing. Gone are the days of that awful puff in the eye that nearly blows your head off!

 Richard is accredited to provide advanced glaucoma refinement referrals, perform diabetic screening services as part of the South Manchester Scheme, and is part of the improved cataract referral scheme. And he has established excellent working relationships with some of the foremost leading Ophthalmologists in the area, together with trusted relationships with many local GP’s.

He has also worked hard to keep up to date with all the latest developments in contact lenses including  multifocals in both soft and gas permeable lenses, monthly and daily replacements and toric lenses for astigmatism correction. And being independent, we have access to all the leading manufacturers and are in no way limited to which lenses we can supply.  We now have a large patient base who enjoy comfortable, successful wear of all modalities using the very latest materials, all backed up by comprehensive, inclusive aftercare.


We are proud to use Rodenstock lenses and can provide the very best in the latest Individualised lenses to cover even the most complicated of prescriptions so you can be assured of the thinnest, lightest, most cosmetically pleasing lenses you may ever have seen.

We carry a large range of frames following the latest trends and again, being independent, we have access to a huge range of suppliers from high-end designer frames to a superb range fully covered by the NHS vouchers scheme.

Be assured that when you book your next eye exam with us, you are guaranteed the very best friendly, personal, professional attention with all the latest developments from the state of the art equipment used, the lenses we can provide, the selection of frames on offer to you, or the very best contact lenses available today.