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The future is bright

date: 06-06-2024

The future of Christopher Nixon Optometrists is as bright as ever. Chris has announced the transition of the practice to an Employee Ownership Trust with a new leadership team from within the current longstanding staff to take the practice into the future with the reassuring knowledge that Christopher Nixon Optometrists will remain the premier Independent Optometry practice that it has been for the past 44 years


First Class Contact Lens Team

date: 20-02-2023

We have long been a practice offering a range of innovative contact lens options spearheaded by Chris's particular interest in challenging lens fits.

Our practice has developed strongly over the past few years with optometrists Christina and Katie taking the lead in both overnight Ortho-K lens fitting to manage myopia and the latest scleral lens design fits that so ably support patients with irregular corneas and dry eye intolerance of conventional lenses. Recent Ortho-K success include teenagers from a Ukrainian family, now returned home and a journalist based in Dubai who noted how his new scleral lenses had transformed his vision! It's satisfying to know that the expertise here at Christopher Nixon Optometrists is not limited to Harrogate or even North Yorkshire but also positively impacts daily  life so far from Starbeck.

Of course, all our optometrists continue to offer a full range of conventional soft daily and monthly contact lens options including the innovative MiSight myopia control lens and the latest technologies including SmarTears and High Energy Visible (HEV) filtering.

Our team of optometrists; Chris, Christina, Katie and Giles are all fantastically supported by dispensing optician Becky and Carole who display high levels of skill and much patience in teaching our patients how to properly handle their contact lenses. 

None of this fabulous service would be possible of course without the sterling work of Sarah our practice manager who keeps the considerable mountain of administration associated with trials, fittings, collections and of course ongoing supply and payments running incredibly smoothly.

We are sure that there is a contact lens option for you and our specialist team would be delighted to explore those options with you. Please ask at reception if you would like to try contact lenses or indeed if you are currently wearing lenses but just want to discuss any potential new alternatives.

John Nixon

date: 11-01-2022

It is with great sadness that we must let you know of the passing of Chris' dad John at the age of 87. Many of you will have fond memories of John from his 12 years with the practice prior to his early retirement following a stroke.

John was a loving family man with 4 children and 9 grandchildren and is survived by his lovely wife Barbara who remains in South Wales.

John was a real gentleman in every sense of the word and though 25 years on, is often remembered here within the practice most affectionately by staff and patients alike. I am sure that his memory will live on through those that were fortunate to know him.

Brand new Contact Lens

date: 16-12-2020

We are delighted to have been chosen by Alcon as one of the first practices in the country to make available their new daily disposable contact lens -  Precision 1. This lens employs smart surface technology with an increasing water gradient from core to surface that promises to be a game changer for contact lens related dryness and comfort issues.

The Yorkshire Vet

date: 17-04-2019

Our optometrist Giles has a family rabbit, Patch who has developed glaucoma. Boroughbridge local vet, Julian Norton asked Giles to monitor Patch's eye pressure as the surgery don't have the equipment. During their discussions, they agreed the removing Patch's eye would be the best option and the director at Chanel 5's "The Yorkshire Vet" felt this would make an interesting story for a piece on the show....watch out for the story - hopefully featuring more of Patch and Giles' daughter Abi than Giles himself who feels he's better suited to our regular radio slot!!

Oliver Kent - World Championship

date: 11-08-2017

We were delighted to hear that Oliver - a member of the GB yachting team and sponsored by Christopher Nixon Optometrists - placed 4th in the recent World Championships held in Holland. Congratulations Oliver!

John & Maddy

date: 09-08-2017

We are delighted to let you know that our Dispensing manager John has tied the knot! He an Maddy enjoyed a wonderful day at Denton Hall and we were priviledged to be a part of the celebrations.

Future Olympian?

date: 16-06-2017

We are delighted to be sponsoring Oliver Kent in his quest to represent GB Sailing at future Olympic Games. Oliver and his family have been patients at Christopher Nixon Optometrists for a good few years and Oliver has been successfully fitted with EyeDream overnight wear contact lenses from No.7 Contact Lens Laboratory who have generously agreed co-sponsorship for the budding yachtsman. These lenses gently reshape Oliver's corneas overnight allowing him the freedom of corrected vision throughout the day and hopefully will contribute to his continued success on the water.

Summer is on the way.....

date: 08-05-2017

With the summer sun hopefully just around the corner, why not check out Maui Jim's lens technology video?   Click to view

Have you seen our Facebook Page

date: 22-12-2016

Christopher Nixon Optometrists Facebook page presents some interesting articles, information and pictures of some of our latest frames. Click the icon or search for Christopher Nixon Optometrists on Facebook.