We offer comprehensive eye examinations including digital photography, year round offers on glasses, cost price contact lenses, orthokeratology (an alternative to glasses and contact lenses with no surgery involved), and we also offer home visit sight tests for the house bound. At Oakwood Eyecare you get the opportunity of having your eyes looked after by the same optician (Laura Young, Tom Jackson or Liz Jackson) each time you come, Tom and Liz have been testing eyes in Oakwood since they opened the practice 19 years ago, so have a wealth of experience to help you in your journey with us.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Home Visit sight tests for the housebound
  • Ongoing and seasonal offers
  • Late evening appointments
  • Swimming Goggles and Sports Glasses
  • A vast range of budget to designer glasses
  • Consistent and reliable care from highly qualified opticians
  • Contact lenses
  • Five star customer care
  • An alternative to contact lenses and glasses, with no surgery involved!
  • Easy payment options
  • Free parking

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • Elizabeth Jackson - Bsc (HONS), MCOptom
  • Thomas Jackson - Bsc (HONS), MCOptom
  • Laura Young - Bsc (HONS), MCOptom
  • Sarah Bunting - Dispensing Optician FBDO
  • Meghan Spencer - Dispensing Optician FBDO
  • Lesley Pass - Dispensing Optician FBDO

Contact Details

  Website
  City Derby
  Postcode DE21 2HT
  Address Oakwood District Centre/Danebridge Cres Oakwood
  Phone Number 013 3267 6433

Products & Services

Adult Eye Exam

Adult Eye Exam

Tests are done to calculate how well the eyes work with each other in terms of their alignment and how they focus. Vision is measured with any existing glasses and compared to the findings at the end of the test so patients understand how much difference a change in prescription could make.

We routinely measure the pressure of the eyes and also assess the visual field – both help test for Glaucoma.

Also we can photograph the back of the eyes, show the results to the patient and explain what they mean. It is now possible to have an OCT scan which allow the optician a more in depth view of the layers of the retina.


Children’s Eye Exam

Children’s Eye Exam

Children’s vision is precious. They are often invited for a test before starting school which checks their vision and muscle balance. If there are any concerns then they would be referred to either an optician or directly to the eye clinic at Derby Children’s Hospital. The optician’s test usually involves eye drops which give a quicker/more accurate result. We would recommend that you attend this service.

Customer Testimonials

I can honestly say that my recent experience at Oakwood was far superior to any of the previous eye tests I have had at various high street optician chains over the last 15 years. Whereas other opticians had made me feel like a number being rushed through their testing process, Oakwood’s professional and knowledgeable staff made me feel a valued customer at every step of the way, taking the time to explain tests and their results and to advise me without any ‘hard sell’ tactics of my options for new glasses.

I genuinely felt that they wanted the best for me as an individual first and foremost and came away confident that I had been tested far more thoroughly than I had been elsewhere, had received expert opinion and that I had ordered the right frames and lenses for me and my needs. Needless to say, when I received the glasses (ahead of the anticipated timescale), I was extremely impressed by their fit, comfort and the quality of the Zeiss lenses. I cannot, therefore, recommend Oakwood highly enough


The whole team at Oakwood Eyecare are wonderful. Special mention to Nicola Eyden. Thank you so much for looking after me and helping me choose the best frames for me. Nicola is an asset to the team.


After being misdiagnosed by Specsavers and being sent to hospital for no reason a few years ago, I was extremely nervous to return to any opticians. Having been to Oakwood Eyecare when I was younger (and had a good experience), I decided to return a few months ago. All of the staff were extremely friendly and put me at ease. Well worth the money!


I have been with these guys for 16 years now & I can honestly say I have never had a bad experience! The staff are all very knowledgeable & friendly, I have multiple disabilities & they are always so patient & helpful. They stock a wide range of products that are all competitively priced & they offer the option of paying monthly! These guys really go above & beyond to get the best product @ the very best price!!


I went for the first time today all I can say is fantastic! I felt valued from the moment I walked though the door Ben and Charlotte were very friend and knowledgeable what more can I ask for. glad i have decided to move away from my previous opticians as the service and customer care from Oakwood is second to none!!! THANK YOU


Great service, very thorough and took the time to explain the eye test results. Much better than the high street chains!


The opticians are friendly and nice, and the experience is very luxurious. Since I've been here I've never chose anyone else, and both me and my family agree that this is the best eyecare place we've ever been to.


Brilliant service as usual, very helpful and knowledgeable staff!

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Not long to wait now boys and girls until we get to open all those presents!
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