Christopher Nixon Optometrists is a long established independent practice in Starbeck, Harrogate where you will experience excellence in professional eyecare and customer service. Chris opened his first practice in 1981 and moved to the current premise in 1988. The practice is highly regarded in the local community and beyond as our committed, loyal staff and forward thinking investment in new technology provide the basis for our high standards of care.

Serviced Areas

  • Harrogate & Wetherby

Contact Details

  City Harrogate
  Postcode HG2 7LQ
  Address 35 High St
  Phone Number 014 2388 5764

From Our Website

Chris first opened the practice in 1981 on the Harrogate side of the Starbeck level crossing. At that time he continued to work as a sessional optometrist and tutor at the Leeds General Infirmary building professional relationships with our ophthalmology colleagues. In those early years, his dad John was often found manning the desk on a Saturday morning! John soon developed an affinity for optometry and qualified an optometrist in 1985 at the age of 50! He retired to Wales in his sixties and still talks fondly of those years in practice.

Eyewear can be a vital piece of your sports equipment. Whether you need to protect your eyes from injury on a squash court, from UV damage whilst skiing or enhance your vision in the pool or on the sports field, we are able to advise you and supply the appropriate sports eyewear. Our optometrists and dispensing opticians not only understand the optical requirements for your sports eyewear but between us have a wide range of sporting interests to share with you.

Our award winning dispensing team at Christopher Nixon Optometrists will guide you in choosing from our fantastic selection of frames and advise you in the most appropriate lenses for your vision. You may like high fashion or something a little more reserved and perhaps you need occupational lenses or complex high index varifocals. Maybe blue light protection is high on your agenda. Whatever your particular needs, our team are here to help. At Christopher Nixon Optometrists we love to offer you the latest styles in fashion and technology.

We are all aware of the importance of protecting our skin from the damaging effects of UV radiation. It is equally as important to look after our eyes as UV light is associated with a number of eye conditions such as pterygium, pingueculae, cataract and age related macular degeneration (AMD). Although the ozone layer is depleted in the polar regions, the concentration of UV in the UK has remained pretty stable. All sunglasses that are sold in Europe must have a CE mark and conform to BS EN 1836:1997 ensuring standards of optical quality, robustness and UV protection.

Orthokeratology (OrthoK) is an exciting technique of fitting specially designed RGP contact lenses that are worn overnight to gently reshape the cornea so that you can see clearly the following day on removal of the lenses. OrthoK lenses are worn whilst asleep when they gently reshape the front of the eye, the cornea, correcting your refractive error. You will be able to see well without glasses or contact lenses for a full day or more but the lenses must be worn each night whilst asleep to maintain the effect.

As important as the look of your spectacles is their performance and at Christopher Nixon Optometrists we recommend lenses from premium manufacturer, Zeiss. The quality of their lenses, tints and coatings are second to none and we can dispense with the confidence that you will be delighted with your spectacle lens performance.

We offer high quality spectacle frames across all budgets and make sure you stand out from the crowd whatever your particular taste. With our fabulous Lindberg range we can tailor-make each frame individually, giving you the freedom to select colour, style and size. Our dispensing team would be delighted to assist when you call in to browse our fantastic selection on display.

Christopher Nixon Optometrists are committed to providing you with the most comprehensive eye exam. We continually invest in the most up to date equipment and services. Optomap imaging has revolutionised our retinal examinations since 2006 and we now offer a range of OCT scans including a premium glaucoma module for early detection of optic nerve changes and both full colour and infrared scanning for our diabetic and ARMD patients. We take your eyecare very seriously. In 2006 we introduced the Optomap retinal imaging system with ultra-widefield scanning laser technology to support or optometrists in detecting, analysing and monitoring ocular disease that may present in the retinal periphery and otherwise go undetected using traditional techniques and equipment.