Here at Christopher Nixon Optometrists the welfare of our staff and patients is paramount and now, more than ever your health and safety are our top priority. From Tuesday 24th March we suspended all routine and non-essential appointments. As of Monday 29th June we are delighted to be offering routine eye examinations and contact lens checks albeit by appointment only and with a slightly reduced capacity, continuing the careful transition back to business as usual.

During the past weeks Chris has been very busy making the practice as safe as possible for us all to return - a one way system has been implemented, limits on numbers in clinic rooms and protective screens are in place to comply with government Covid-19 certification.

We are of course using appropriate personal protective equipment and do ask that you refrain from visiting if you have any Covid-19 symptoms.

Now we have resumed routine examinations our investment in technology over the years is ensuring  accurate testing of your spectacle prescription and examination of your eye health with minimal personal contact. We are using our iProfiler autorefractor, Spectralis OCT and Optomap retinal exam extensively and safely with screens and fully discussing the modification of your normal testing to minimise risk to all whilst ensuring a thorough eye examination. All of our equipment is thoroughly cleaned between patients to a clinical setting standard.

For all eyecare and spectacle queries PLEASE TELEPHONE FIRST

Tel: 01423 885764


We are all looking forward to returning to some sort of normality and getting you back safely to the practice. We know that some of you will have been struggling through the lockdown period and thank you for your support and patience during this testing time.

Please follow the link for a tour of our practice with all the safety measured highlighted




 Christopher Nixon Optometrists is a friendly and professional independent practice in Starbeck. We have been looking after the eyecare needs of the people of Harrogate and beyond for nearly 40 years and remain committed to delivering excellence in eyecare and customer service within our state of the art, fully air conditioned practice.

Our fantastic selection of frames and sunglasses complement the award winning technology in our consulting rooms. You and your family can be assured of the very best attenion from every one of our dedicated team at all times so don't delay, call in and experience the practice for yourself!

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If you wish to arrange an appointment or simply speak with us about your eye care please call