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Expert Eyecare

Partners: Mark Houlford B.Sc.,D.Opt. Dip SchoolV, Dip Sport V, Dip. TP(IP)

Nicola Deacon-Low F.B.D.O.

We have exciting news: We will be moving to our new, larger, purpose-built premises at Westway Farm, Wick Road, Bishop Sutton BS39 5XP- starting 9th May 2022 and all works should be finished by 27th May. We expect to be fully open there by the beginning of June. Until then, we’ll be in our current location in Chew Magna and all services will be provided from our Chew Magna practice until the move is complete. 

The new practice has its' own car park with some spaces directly outside, including a disabled parking bay and two charging points for electric vehicles. 

We’re looking forward to seeing you in our new practice with state-of-the-art equipment and the same friendly faces you know and trust: Mark Houlford, Nicola “Dee” Deacon, Karen,Lisa, Margaret, Sara and Carolyn, along with our new Optometrist, Ajmeen Ali, and our Dispensing Optician colleagues, James Eastwood and John Hollingsworth.


We continue to wear a face covering and ask you to do the same unless you are under 13 or exempt for some other reason. 

If you are due a routine appointment we can see you, regardless of your age or health.

We are taking all advised precautions with regard to infection control and have a good supply of PPE.

Here are the policies we are adopting to make you as safe as possible when attending the practice.

If you usually collect your spectacles or contact lenses but would prefer that they are delivered, we can happily do that. 


We both share a clear view of our practice aims. We want to give you the best care for your eyes. We do this by investing in ourselves- we keep our skills and knowledge current. We also invest in our practice environment – we have state-of-the-art equipment and a pleasant, comfortable space in which to work. Mark gained the Diploma in Therapeutics and Prescribing in April 2022, which allows him to prescribe any drug necessary for treating eye conditions. This is the highest level of clinical accreditation awarded to optometrists and is only achieved by a very small number of his profession. 

We invest in our staff- we encourage feedback and an exchange of information and ideas.

We can now offer a comprehensive range of eyecare services. Even so there could be an item you need which is not listed or you may require information not contained on the site, if so – get ,in touch and we’ll be delighted to help.

We are proud sponsors of the Chew Valley 10K and 1K. Looking forward to 2022. 

NEWS June 2019. Michael Brock has retired from the partnership. He extends grateful thanks to all patients for their loyal support of the three generations of the Brock family involved in the practices and to all the staff who have been employed during that time. Ownership of the business is now with Mark Houlford and Nicola "Dee" Deacon-Low

Jan 2019 : Chew Magna Practice has been open for 25 years ! 


33 High Street, Chew Magna, Bristol BS40 8PR

T: 01275 332882