The History of our Practice

Shephard and Akay Optometrists watercolour

The practice was established by Mr Tony Shephard in 1975 as an upstairs practice at 5a Churchyard. After some years, we established a downstairs presence by taking over 5 Churchyard. In 2015, to coincide with our 40th anniversary year, we completed a major extension project providing a larger reception, showroom and new eye examination rooms at ground level. After climbing our narrow, steep stairs for 40 years, our clients can now benefit from all our services at ground level.*

* On days when we have more than one optometrist working, some patients are seen in one of our upstairs consulting rooms. If you prefer to be seen downstairs, please mention this when booking your appointment.