Women Wearing Designer  Glasses

ABOUT 
US

Bird & Fairley Opticians have been helping the people of Loughton see clearly since 1947. 

Bird & Fairley Opticians originally opened in Loughton in 1947 when Mr. Bird formed a partnership with Mr. Harry Fairley. At that time in its history, Bird & Fairley was the only opticians in Loughton. 

  

As an entrepreneur who was passionate about optics, Mr. Bird was also involved with several local practices. The partnership eventually dissolved but the name lives on to this day. In the 1970s, Mr. Fairley passed away and his son, Graham, took over the running of the practice. 

In 1982, Graham Fairley opened a practice in Great Dunmow.

BIRD & FAIRLEY OPTICIANS, CARING FOR THE EYES OF LOUGHTON
SINCE 1947

Young Women Trying on Designer Glasses

CELEBRATING OUR HISTORY

OUR LOUGHTON PRACTICE

We have been at our High Road location for over 75 years.  

In the early days, the interior featured lots of wood, marble, brass window ledges and chandeliers for illumination. As times and technology have changed, we have modernised the practice. Our much-admired stain glass window was part of the original shop front in 1947, which we have retained to celebrate our long-standing heritage in Loughton.    

YOUR TEAM TODAY

In 1999, Douglas Millar joined the Loughton team as a manager and Dispensing Optician. Since then, he has taken over ownership of Bird & Fairley to continue their legacy of providing high-quality eyecare and eyewear as standard.

We welcome patients of all ages to our practice. Everyone is treated as an individual at Bird & Fairley; our team is here to offer expertly delivered eye examinations and to help you identify the best eyewear products for your needs from our wide range of frames and contact lenses.

DOUGLAS MILLER  - Dispening Optician

DOUGLAS MILLER

Dispening Optician

Born and raised in Glasgow, Douglas qualified as a Dispensing Optician from City & East London College in 1984. He worked in independent opticians in Enfield and Ladbrook Grove before joining Bird & Fairley, Loughton in 1999. In 2007 Douglas became the owner of Bird & Fairley. He loves to help people find eyewear and lenses that look good and deliver great vision.

NISH PATEL - Dispening Optician

NISH PATEL

Dispening Optician

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CHRISSIE DAVISON

Reception team

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JO HARRIS

Reception team

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KAREN CHAPPELL

Reception team

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