All About Us


We are a local, family run, independent opticians. Located in the heart of the village of Hullbridge. Perfect Vision has been established since 1983 and we moved the practice to the village in July 2008.

We take great pleasure in being able to offer a personal, bespoke service with unique and individual frames that are not usually available at high street optical chain stores. We supply a range of top quality lenses, tailored for your individual needs and we fit these ourselves in our on site lab. 

As an independent optician we allow plenty of time so that every patient gets an in depth sight test and comprehensive advice. We all enjoy helping our customers to choose frames and lenses that suit their face shape, personality and life style. 

We are always happy to service and adjust spectacles, and when accidents, breakages and emergencies occur we are always willing to help with repair or replacement options. 

We also stock a range of designer frames that can be purchased online and shipped directly to customers. 


    Our Team

    Karen A. Shadbolt FBDO, SMC (Tech), M.ASvP.

    Karen has been working along side her Dad, Brian, since 1997 and she gained the qualification as a Worshipful of Spectacle Makers in 2001. Karen qualified as a Dispensing Optician in 2007.  

    Karen specialises in sporting frames and lenses, and is very passionate about helping people with dyslexia and visual stress. She can offer Colorimetry assessments and advise on colour overlays.

    Karen is the artistic member of our team and enjoys designing our window displays and promotional artwork. 


    Brian Arnold - Founder and Technician

    Brian (Dad) has worked in the industry all his working life. Brian glazes and repairs spectacles in our lab two days a week.

    Brian is a well known personality in the village of Hullbridge and always enjoys a chat with customers. 


    Beverly Smith BSc (Hons) MCOptom

    Beverly is our full time optometrist. She is very knowledgeable and takes her time with each patient to conduct a thorough and comprehensive sight test.   


    Kathryn Tree, Jane Douglas & Leanne Carter - Optical Assistants

    Kathryn, Jane and Leanne are our friendly team of assistants. They are always ready on reception to answer the phone, book appointments and answer any queries regarding the services we offer. They all enjoy helping customers choose frames and lenses, and are always happy to pop the kettle on if anyone is in need of refreshment! 

    Neil Williams - Lab Technician 

    Neil has worked in optics all his working life and he has worked with Brian from the very start of his career. On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays Neil is available to glaze your spectacles, adjust and fit frames and is very handy at repairs!