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6 months ago

We are proud to reveal our brand new range of beautiful coloured ladies frames made in Austria Johann Von Goisern.These are now available at our Elland and Sowerby Bridge branches.So if you want to ... See more

6 months ago

If you are in need of an eye test we still have a number of appointments available this week at both our Sowerby Bridge and Elland branches. If you want or need new spectacles urgently our on site ... See more

7 months ago

A great picture drawn by Pippa whilst waiting for her appointment!!! Keep drawing Pippa, it's brilliant!!

10 months ago
Flashes and floaters / Look After Your Eyes

Why do I keep seeing flashes of light?

Find out all you need to know about flashes and floaters on The College of Optometry website -

When we are young, the gel inside your eye (the vitreous) is firmly attached to the back of your eye. As we get older, the vitreous gel naturally becomes more liquid and collapses away from the ... See more

11 months ago
Varifocal lens comparison

Not all varifocal lenses are the same.This simple demonstration shows how a better lens design (the top one) reduces distortion of the grid pattern and when worn these lenses give wider areas of ... See more

11 months ago

Our New Opera frame range has arrived.They may cost more than a tenor but we think it is well worth singing their praises!

1 year ago

We have been serving the Calderdale community since 1932, but that doesn’t mean we are stuck in the past. We keep up to date, investing in the latest equipment like our recently acquired OCT ... See more

1 year ago

Independent practices are rated higher by consumers than multiples, according to a survey of over 6000 people carried out by consumer advice company, ... See more

1 year ago
“Brass banding is a way of life”

Ever wondered what our optometrists do their spare time?

Music runs in the family for West Yorkshire optometrist David Armitage

1 year ago
Photos from Whitakers Opticians's post

Sowerby Bridge Christmas window display. Looking very festive! Big thank you to our talented window dresser Kath.

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David Armitage achieves 25 years with Whitakers Opticians

25 year presentation

Jonathan Whitaker presents David Armitage with a gift for 25 years service. 





Whitakers Opticians sponsor the kit for Greetland Goldstars Under 16s

Greetland play in the first division of the Huddersfield Junior Football League.

Greetland Goldstars









Jonathan Whitaker & Richard Barker complete Tour de France Stage 1 for Charity

Jonathan and Richard completed the 120 miles of Stage 1 of the Tour de France taking in the climbs of Buttertubs, Cray & Grinton in under 8 hours and raised over £300 for the charity Optometry Giving Sight. Many thanks to all those who donated.






Ripponden Brownies look into Opticians

Girls from 1st Ripponden Brownies had a fun packed trip to Whitakers Opticians as part of the sight awareness section of their Disability Awareness badge. The girls, aged seven to ten years, enjoyed learning about eye examinations, including having the inside of their eyes photographed, working on the reception desk, dispensing frames and learning about how lenses are fitted to a pair of glasses in the onsite workshop.