AEL Markhams

For the past 30 years we have provided bespoke Tax, VAT and accounting solutions to hundreds of Independent Opticians Practices throughout the UK.

Our advice is both commercial and jargon free and our objectives are to increase the value of your practice and reduce your tax bills.

More information on our services can be found here or simply to discuss an ongoing matter that’s causing you grief, contact Marc Bennett (mb@aelmarkhams.co.uk),

AEL Markhams Ltd / 020 7433 6940



Alcon® has a heritage of innovation which has improved the lives of millions of contact lens wearers and providing valuable support to Eye Care Practitioners, helping them develop their clinical skills, understanding of contact lens wearers’ needs and their eye care business.

Innovative products such as DAILIES TOTAL1® water gradient contact lenses,  DAILIES® AquaComfort Plus™ family of contact lenses with moisture release technology, AIR OPTIX® with SmartShield™ Technology and OPTIFREE® PureMoist® Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution with HydraGlyde® Moisture Matrix enhances wearers’ experience with improved comfort and reduced deposition from application to removal.

Under the umbrella of the Alcon® Academy for EyeCare Excellence, Alcon® supports eye care practitioners, students, support staff and business owners with education and training developed in association with independent experts.


Here at CooperVision we understand how important contact lenses are to people’s daily lives, recognise that every wearer is unique and appreciate the importance of crafting world-class lenses for both mainstream and challenging vision corrections. Our focus goes beyond product development to true innovation, tackling some of the greatest challenges of our time such as myopia management and the impact of the global transformation to a digital lifestyle. CooperVision is committed to providing focused practitioner support, through partnership activities and our Cooper Advantage™ programme.



For 75 years, Hoya’s revolutionary optical and healthcare solutions have been pushing technological boundaries for customers around the world. Lens design has advanced considerably over the years, but one thing has remained unchanged: the dedication to quality and innovation for which Hoya Lens UK has become known.

Hoya Lens UK works tirelessly to understand the individual needs of its customers. From the latest lens designs and thinnest, most durable materials to award-winning anti-reflective coatings and advanced vision examination technologies, Hoya Lens UK invests heavily in research and development. The result is a world-renowned range of products providing total eye care.


Johnson & Johnson

At Johnson & Johnson Vision, we have a bold ambition: to change the trajectory of eye health around the world. We deliver innovative vision solutions that enable Eye Care Professionals to create better outcomes for their patients throughout their lives; from sight correction solutions including world leading surgical technologies and contact lenses, to dry eye diagnosis, treatment and management and the restoration of vision for cataract patients. Since debuting the world’s first disposable soft contact lens in 1987, we have been helping patients see better through our world-leading portfolio of ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses. Serving more than 60 million patients a day across 103 countries, we are committed to helping people see better, connect better and live better.




Transitions is the worldwide leader of photochromic technology, innovating relentlessly for the past 25 years. Transitions Light Intelligent Lenses are everyday lenses that automatically adapt to changing light conditions.

Hassle-free, they make everyday life simpler, while allowing to express wearer’s own style by choosing among 7 unique colours.

Transitions Light Intelligent Lenses fit every lifestyle and every age. Not only do they adjust from fully clear indoors to the perfect tint outdoors, they also block dangerous UV rays and filter Harmful Blue Light*, which can be found outdoors and from harsh artificial lights.

Product leadership, consumer focus and operational excellence have made the Transitions brand one of the most recognized consumer brands in optics.

One pair of Transitions lenses is sold every second around the globe.

Vivid Optical

Founded in early 2011, Vivid Optical is the UK’s leading recruitment consultancy in the optometry market.

Offering a fully bespoke service, we tailor our approach depending on the needs and requirements of both clients and candidates.  This has ensured that our service is of the highest standard.

With the largest team of consultants in the UK, our specialities include qualified individual such as optometrists, contact lens opticians and dispensing opticians, as well as all other optical professionals.  In fact, if you work in the optical industry, we should be your first port of call!

Your Future, Our Focus.


ASDA Opticians

ASDA Opticians was first introduced in to our stores in 2000 and we now have optical departments in 158 of our stores across the UK & Northern Ireland and employ over 300 professionals.

Just like the rest of our business, ASDA Opticians is all about “saving our customers money, allowing them to live better”. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service & clinical care whilst not penalising our patients for their eye care needs.  With our truly all-inclusive pricing, there really is one price no matter what your prescription or eye care needs are, ensuring that we provide all our patients with a quality product which is comfortable as well as looking great. This also allows our professionals to focus on delivering excellent healthcare and advising what they know is really going to benefit their patients safe in the knowledge that it will all be included in the price. Want to find out more visit www.opticians.asda.com or www.asda.jobs


Charity partner: Blind Veterans

Here at Blind Veterans UK, we help blind ex-Service men and women lead independent and fulfilling lives by supporting them with our in-depth expertise, experience and full range of services. We give veterans much-needed support to adjust to sight loss, overcome the challenges of blindness and enjoy daily life. Our charity has been offering physical and emotional support to vision-impaired veterans since 1915. When Blind Veterans UK was founded In 1915, our mission was to help soldiers blinded during the First World War. Today we offer lifelong support to Armed Forces and National Service veterans - no matter what the cause of their sight loss, and regardless of how long they served. Our mission is to provide high quality, national support to blind veterans, as and where they need it, in order to help them achieve independence, fulfilment and to transform their lives. Your contribution enables us to continue to provide a range of services and respite care to new and existing members, and ensure that they receive the support they need 365 days a year. We believe every blind veteran should be able to lead the life they choose.