Our Banbury Opticians is the original location where Walford & Round began its life

This practice has been owned by the business for 87 years, since Jonathan’s grandfather Pete Walford set up a combined opticians and jewellers business in 1927. Pete’s son Richard, and Richard’s university friend Tony Round then took over the business and developed it further, changing the practice name to Walford & Round Opticians.

In the last 15 years, Richard’s son Jonathan and Tony’s son Michael have taken over the business and remain the practice owners and directors to this day.

Value the personal approach

★★★★★
Always a professional, reassuring and friendly service. I have been using Walford & Round for many years and value the personal approach coupled with the very highest standards.
- Mrs Elizabeth Riley

Very strongly recommended.

★★★★★
I have used Walford & Round for many years and appreciate all the the care they take with my check-ups and prescriptions. My 9 year old has been a customer for 5 years now too, and I am always impressed at how well he is treated and respected.
- Alison Rodwell

If you value your eyes go nowhere else

★★★★★
Myself & my wife have used Walford & Round for many many years, I can not recomend enough their dedication and professionalism, they have a wonderful selection of creative frames.
If you value your eyes go nowhere else, I have tried the cheap end of eyecare, all you get is disappointment & bad glasses.
Walford & Round care about you, that is a rare commodity in a company, thank you.
- Mr Butterworth

Walford & Round have a long history of providing exceptional eye care to the residents of Banbury. We stock a variety of brands, including top-of-the-range Lindberg and bespoke Tom Davies frames, and always strive to provide the best possible optical experience to all of our patients.

Jonathan Walford is a dispensing optician at the Banbury practice. He has followed in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps, having already accumulated 21 years’ experience with the business.

Jonathan is joined by optometrist Jeremy Hayward, who has been with the company since leaving university. Accredited for the Oxfordshire Glaucoma Referral Refinement Service, Jeremy heads the team of Banbury Opticians and also has a particular interest in dry eye management. What’s more, all our reception staff are trained ocular hygienists so will be able to offer additional advice on controlling your dry eye symptoms.

You will always receive a fully comprehensive eye care experience at our Banbury practice. We offer thorough eye examinations, contact lens fitting and a specialist dry eye clinic, as well as a glaucoma referral refinement service.

If you are visiting us by car, there is pay-and-display parking available on North and South Bar, and also in the NCP car park off Calthorpe Street. The practice itself can be found at the upper end of the High Street – it will be on your left, next to Wigwam estate agents, if you’re walking downhill from Banbury Cross.