The business was started by Umesh Solanki and his wife in August 2000, they live locally and now have 3 children. The business started small and then grew through customer recommendations. In February 2006 we expanded and took over Church & Compton Opticians in Huntingdon. The building required a significant restoration and we are proud to have saved this 1750 listed building for future generations of Huntingdon. The St Ives practice relocated to its current premises on Bridge Street in October 2007.

We believe in providing the highest levels of professional expertise and a personal and efficient service for our customers. Two things set us apart:-

1 Quality of products.
Unlike large high street chains we are not tied to particular brands or products. Our service is genuinely impartial and we are able to offer the very fullest range of frames and lenses.

2 Professional friendly staff.
We have worked hard to build a team of experienced and highly qualified eye care professionals. Many larger opticians employ a range of assistants to deal with non-diagnostic aspects of the service. We feel that each customer deserves advice from qualified dispensing opticians to ensure that the frames and lenses chosen suit not just your face but also your prescription and lifestyle.

We care about our customers experience with us, we aim to make you feel welcome and we want to get to know you and you us. Our service is thorough, unhurried and personal.

Finally, we also support and invest back into local towns and businesses where we can. We use a St Ives glazing house (they cut and shape lenses) where appropriate and we have invested a lot of time and money into the restoration of the listed building in Huntingdon, hoping to restore this precious resource for the town.

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • All optometrists are registered with the General Optical Council.
  • All dispensing staff are fully qualified dispensing opticians.

Contact Details

  Website
  City Huntingdon
  Postcode PE29 3NF
  Address 136 High Street
  Phone Number 014 8041 2746

  • I would recommend this business

Highly professional. Everyone in the practice knows you by name.

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  • I would recommend this business

I’m a 31 year old and having been coming to solanki since I was 6months old (that’s wen it was church and Compton) and wouldn’t change, the staff are friendly and professional I’m glad I didn’t change... lovely lovely company couldn’t ask for more well done to everyone who works there see you in dec.

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  • I would recommend this business

Superb service with my 2 year old girl, very successful trips!

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From Our Website

We are OPEN - It has been confirmed the government defines an optical appointment as an essential medical need and so we will be open throughout this lockdown. It is considered a valid reason for you to leave your home. Please note, we are seeing everyone in HUNTINGDON at the moment - see below. On Friday 23rd October, we had the news that we needed to leave the building at 26 Bridge Street, St Ives urgently. There is a structural problem following several storms that needs to be investigated. We are hoping that this is temporary, however it may take several months.


The receptionist's will be first to greet you and be able to book an appointment. They will ask lots of questions to ensure you get to see the right person for your needs and have the right amount of time allocated to you. They will also be ensuring any NHS paperwork is prepared and ready for your appointment. A dispensing optician (DO) advises on, fits and supplies the most appropriate spectacles after taking account of each patient's visual, lifestyle and vocational needs. All registered dispensing opticians have undergone a minimum of three years academic and practical training to qualify.


We have a wide selection of sunglasses which we can provide with prescription lenses if required. Nikki (leopard print top) is wearing a pair of Tom Ford sunglasses and Rachel (roses top) is wearing the new Rodenstock SunProtect Collection.