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.