Our history

Founded in 1938 by qualified optician and pharmacist Solomon Scriven, Scrivens Opticians started operating from the heart of the Midlands, with a focus on customer care and excellent eyecare service. Scrivens’ business expanded rapidly at the end of the Second World War, and by the early 1950s saw new stores opening in London and Sheffield.

It was during this same period that a hearing aid service was introduced into Scrivens Opticians practices to provide an additional dimension to our service and increase customer choice.

Today, there are over 170 stores across England and we are continuing to expand. As well as Scrivens Opticians, over the years we have acquired a number of practices to extend our branch network even further across the country.  These include, (among many others):

  • Melson Wingate Opticians
  • Ronald Brown Opticians
  • Robert Hutchinson Opticians
  • Eye Check Opticians
  • Rayner Opticians and Lancaster & Thorpe Opticians
  • Tillett Adams Opticians
  • Nusyte Opticians
  • Optique Opticians

Our aim is to provide all our customers with fantastic customer service and eyecare on a local level. We also apply these principles to our hearing service. The expansion of Hearing Care (formerly The Hearing Company), our hearing care service, has boosted our continued steady growth, and we now provide hearing care in many external optical retailers. Hearing Care now boasts a hearing care service in over 400 outlets nationwide.

Scrivens Opticians has been, and still remains today, a family company built on solid foundations. At Scrivens Opticians, our mission is to make sure you get the service and care needed for you and your whole family.

As your Local Optician, Scrivens Opticians are dedicated to providing all our customers with a personal service that takes into account your individual requirements and preferences. From our thorough eye tests, to our huge selection of frames that includes well loved classic styles and the very best modern looks, as well as carefully chosen Designer ranges, we put the customer at the forefront of all our thinking.