Our practices are now fully open for all eye examinations and spectacle services. Social distancing remains in place for the safety of all our patients and staff. Please call if you have any questions or would like to book in. Thank you for your patience and continued support. We look forward to seeing you soon.

We Have Moved to a New Location

Eyes Open Hanks and Peck Opticians
High Street
Thorpe Le Soken
Essex CO16 0DY
01255 474666 / 860444

We have merged with our Thorpe Le Soken branch. This allows us to make big improvements. It's only 10 minutes outside Clacton, 5 miles. We have been trialling the merger for a couple of years now and have had an overwhelming positive response. One major benefit is parking on site, lots more room and now we are offering a Free Taxi service for the elderly. All the staff remain the same, including the optometrists, and work either at Thorpe or our Wivenhoe Branches.

Thank you for your continous support and we look forward to seeing you soon in Thorpe. Please call on the above number for more information or if you would like to book in.

~James Hanks and Claire Peck


Eyes Open Opticians was established in 2009 by James Hanks. James and his team believe in a different approach to optics, focused on ethics, honesty and integrity.

At Eyes Open you are not just a statistic, you are our patient! We strive to create a friendly and relaxed environment whilst at the same time providing customers with the latest technology.


Sight Test (Private)

We allow 30 minutes for eye exams so that we can take our time ensuring your eyes are as healthy as possible. We use the most advanced technology and equipment.

Sight Test (NHS)

You qualify for a free NHS-Funded sight test if you are; aged under 16, aged 16, 17 or 18 and in full-time education, aged 60 or over, sight impaired or severely sight impaired and more.

Contact Lenses

Your contact lens prescription is specifically tailored to your eye shape and vision needs. Eyes vary in size and shape. Only an optometrist can properly measure your need for vision correction as well as determine which size and type of contact lens is the right fit for you.


At Eyes Open we aim to make sure we have something to suit all tastes and pockets. Our team are able to help you pick out frames that suit your face and will provide you with the best comfort. We also stock exclusive designer frames including: Oakley, RayBan, Stark and Tiffany.

Minor Eye Care Service

We can provide eye health checks under the NHS MECS scheme for problems such as red eye, eye pain, sudden loss of vision, foreign bodies, lid problems or flashes and floaters. This service means you can bypass your GP and be treated or referred for the condition directly from the optician.

Home Visits

If you are housebound and unable to visit our practice, we can provide a home visit service. We provide a full eye examination and spectacle dispensing service in your own home.




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A few words from our customers…

Polite, friendly staff and top opticians. Always ready to help with information. I’ve been using this opticians for years.

Jan O.

My 3 children have visited here over the last week for eye tests. Can’t recommend them more. Wont be going anywhere else.

Kelly T.

I’ve heard good things, also wanted to use an independent, too. Excellent, friendly and professional service.

Michelle M.

This is by far the best opticians ever in the world 🌍 The staff so very happy to help anytime. Nothing is ever too much trouble and James the owner has found me the most beautiful perfect frames ever.

Helen D.

I went to get my new set of transitions straight for my face. James, who is always very helpful, said he is not happy with one of the arms and ordered me a new frame. Very quick and fitted straight away, brilliant service.

Lesley L.