About us

Established in 1938, Scrivens Opticians & Hearing Care is a family-owned and family-run business. Our head office is in Birmingham (where the business started) and today we have over 170 ‘optical and hearing care’ branches, as well as many other ‘hearing only’ outlets in independent opticians and medical centres.

The business was started by Solomon Scriven, a qualified optician and pharmacist, and over the years has grown to include branches from Hartlepool in the north to Penzance in the south, Diss in the east to Rhyl in the west. As the business has expanded we’ve acquired individual practices and optical chains – these include Melson Wingate, Ronald Brown Opticians and the Owl Group.

As we continue to grow, we’ve made sure that our core focus has remained the same… “Providing our customers with excellent service and clinical excellence.” Our branch teams are trained to become customer champions, and we’re always working to improve the experience we offer.