About Us

Established over 70 years ago, we have relied on word of mouth and our unrivalled reputation to welcome a large number of families from across the northwest. We have over 50,000 active patients who trust us with their eyes and that’s because we put you and your sight first – not our profits.

We understand that when it comes to the health of your family’s eyes, you want to be in the best hands possible. Stotts have one of the largest patient bases of any independent opticians in the northwest, making us one of the most trusted opticians in Lancashire & Greater Manchester.

Our priority is your vision, we are incredibly passionate about eye care and over the years our opticians have become recognised for their dedication and unsurpassed clinical expertise. As a result, we have become the ‘go-to opticians’ for patient referrals from GP’s and hospitals in the local area.

Your eyes are one of the most complex organs in your body and that’s why we feel it is incredibly important to offer all our patients extended appointment times and the opportunity to have a 3D OCT screening, this is to ensure your optician can tailor your examination, to your individual needs and can give you the time you need. For more information click here.

Although your vision and eye health will always remain our key focus and priority, we also understand the need to look and feel good in your new eyewear. All our practices have some of the most sought after designer eyewear, with exciting new frames from leading fashion houses including Ray-Ban, Hugo Boss, Armani, Tom Ford, Gucci, Joules, Jimmy Choo & Versace, to name but a few. But if designer brands aren’t you thing, we also offer quality fashionable non-branded eyewear and innovative frame designs to suit all budgets. Not to forget the lenses we use are solely supplied by suppliers at the forefront of optical technology, guaranteeing that you look good, feel good and see great.

Our practices are ideally located to serve much of the North West, spanning from South Manchester up to Burnley… Find your local practice

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Stephen Epstein BSc, FCOptom Robert Brown BSc, FCOptom
Jane Laval, BSc MCOptom Martin Saunders BSc, MCOptom
Kevin Laval, BSc MCOptom Sarah Booth, BSc MCOptom
Philip Houston BSc, MCOptom Lynsey Torrens, BSc MCOptom
Clive Duerden, MSc MCOptom Carol Purdom BSc, MCOptom
Catherine Turnham BSc (Hons), MCOptom
  • Fast Track Direct Access Cataract Referral Scheme
  • Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
  • Assessment of low vision and supplying LOW VISION AIDS