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(Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians)

Partners: Mark Houlford B.Sc.,D.Opt. Dip SchoolV, Dip Sport V

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

The practice will close at 1pm Christmas Eve and open again at 9am on 4th January. We wilsh everyone a peaceful and happy Christmas and New Year.

We have exciting news: we merged our practices on 1st Jan 2021 in preparation for our move to new, larger, purpose-built premises in Bishop Sutton. Until then, we’ll be in our current location in Chew Magna. We anticipate moving in February 2022. THIS MEANS THE BRISLINGTON PRACTICE IS NOW CLOSED; all appointments will be at our Chew Valley practice. 

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, Margaret, Karen & Lisa will still be there, along with our new Dispensing Optician colleague, John Hollingsworth.


The NHS is prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases and has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal. Check online at gov.uk and at nhs.uk for advice on your travel and contact history and the latest COVID-19 information before attending the practice.

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

If you'd prefer us to delay your routine appointment, just let us know.

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. 

As our patients have been known to say

“I wouldn’t trust my eyes to anyone else”

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.

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 2021. 

Rock and Roll !

At Brislington we are delighted to offer frames with a ROCK MUSIC styling. Vinyl Factory Vintage Retro style in beautiful acetates: quirky round eyes, glamorous upswept, plus strident and cool. The cases feature a gold disc and the delivery box resembles a  Sixties amplifier ! The lens cloth is of course in the shape of a vinyl record. They are French in origin and construction is as solid as a rock ! Sunnies too ! 

At B&H we love Retro - Vintage styles and if we haven't got it we'll attempt to track it down for you. We also like Eco styles that place less burden on resources.

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