TESTIMONIALS

Great opticians with really helpful and friendly staff. Always willing to help any way they can - amazing service.
Liam Davis
Liam Davis
13:34 18 Jan 24
Glen is outstanding. Got me in knowing it sounded like an emergency, found the issue and referred me to the hospital with a letter in hand. This was many years ago but I still appreciate his promptness, professionalism and empathy. I would recommend Glen to anyone now choosing their 'eye expert' and appreciates their eye health.
P Nandhra
P Nandhra
22:53 05 Sep 22
I have been with mr scher since I was 3! So 28 years. Such a lovely professional place. I left the area and still travelled back to mr scher. Honestly wouldn’t go anywhere else. All my love Hayley ❤️
Hayley Walton
Hayley Walton
13:31 05 May 22
I have been a customer of Scher and Ward for ca 23 years still have all the frames now quite a collection. Cannot recommend them highly enough. Glen,s knowledge personal attention and professionalism combined with Phil,s optical analysis is unsurpassed .Alan
Alan Richards
Alan Richards
11:47 28 Dec 21
Late on Friday night, my wife could not get a contact lense out of one of her eyes, it was becoming painful and her eye was very sore. We are 15 minutes from the Loughton branch, but unfortunately Glen Ward was working at the Southend shop. After a very long day on Saturday, well after the shops had shut, Glen drove home via the Loughton shop, after 6pm and dealt with the problem, quickly and efficiently. I honestly cannot think of many, if any, business owners who care about their patients/customers the way that Glen does. He went over and above what most people would do and my wife is so grateful. Thank you Glen....
Paul Silver
Paul Silver
13:06 21 Nov 21
Very grateful to the team at Scher & Ward in Loughton who really went above and beyond to help me after I accidentally broke my glasses. Within 24hrs of contacting them I had a replacement pair of glasses with temporary lenses to help me get through the weekend whilst my lenses were on order. Two days later I had my new glasses. The team are very friendly and went out of their way to support and advise me, showing real pride in their work. Thanks again!
Olivier Martel
Olivier Martel
12:13 15 Jul 21
Very impressive service and really recommend Tochi Kann optatian, amazing professional.
Erica Knight
Erica Knight
09:40 05 Oct 20
My 10 year old daughter broke her glasses and she screamed the house down !! I walked in to Scher & Ward (after having a terrible previous experience at Specsavers) and I was met with smile by the lady on the counter. I explained the situation and then was presented with Glen who immediately took command of my problem. Within 20 minutes, Glen’s team had fixed my daughters glasses by cutting her existing lenses in to new frames and only charged us £10. Needless to say, we walked out, with smiles on our faces. I would absolutely recommend anyone to use this company. ***** Five Stars !!
I had my glasses stolen from a hire car and I cannot thank Glen and his team for all the help they have given me. I texted him on the Saturday evening and he immediately responded and I had a new pair of glasses within a few days. Outstanding service which is impossible to find on the High street these days
Sarah Trotter
Sarah Trotter
18:01 04 Jan 18

Welcome To Scher & Ward Opticians in Loughton & Westcliff

Since 1984 we have continued to build a strong reputation for providing the highest standard of eyecare and quality glasses in a friendly and relaxed environment at both our opticians in Loughton and Westcliff-on-sea. Our success has been built on recommendations from clients and referrals from local healthcare professionals.  We offer a very personal and caring approach to each of our patients using the most up-to-date digital technology to ensure excellence in all our clinical work.

We know you value the wisdom that comes with experience. Proprietor Glen Ward has over 35 years experience as a qualified Dispensing Optician specialising in fitting contact lenses with a particular interest in more challenging prescriptions and eye defects.  He has lectured on the subject of contact lenses to other Optometrists around the UK and has 16 years experience in post operative care for patients who have had LASIK/ LASEK eye surgery.

We have two optical lab technicians with over 45 and 20 years experience  respectively . Russell Scher is a qualified dispensing optician and in the 60’s used to be a specialist in the making of handmade frames . Dispensing optician Darren Marks is also a very experienced spectacle maker and lab technician.  In our family Practice you are guaranteed the very best of eye care and a fantastic range of glasses to suit all lifestyles and budgets.

Digital Retinal Photography

Optomap is the most advanced digital scan technology in eye care without the use of drops.  Our technology allows us to view 80% of your retina instantly (traditional methods only view 10-15% at one time) in a quick and easy capture.

Contact Lenses

Wearing contact lenses gives you great freedom and convenience. Many people feel they look more natural with contact lenses.  With over 30 years experience in contact lenses you can be confident we’ll find the right fit for you.

Children’s Vision

Eye examinations are free for children under the NHS. We look forward to welcoming you and your children to our Practice.