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About Us

Always uncompromising in quality and care whilst wholeheartedly committed to sustainability

We are your independent luxury opticians located in the heart of Beaconsfield Old Town, privileged to be able to offer the highest quality care and products thanks to our expert team of qualified eyecare professionals and creative suppliers.

CBTR isn't an acronym, it's simply a play on words pronounced 'see' (C) 'better' (BTR) 

Our Story

Our founder, Hayley (above), has always been extremely passionate about sustainability and exceptional client care. After working in different optical practices since 2010 she felt the optical industry needed a cultural reset, and so began building the CBTR brand; a business wholeheartedly committed to sustainability whilst never compromising in quality or care. 

As the high streets become increasingly alike, independent businesses are more important than ever. When it comes to your eyecare, small means specialised. It means more time devoted entirely to you, time spent putting you at ease with a completely personal service.

Being a totally independent and local business, CBTR Opticians is able to recommend the very best solutions from the whole market without any external influence or limitations, allowing our clients to be at the centre of every decision, ensuring all clients are treated as individuals.
 

The CBTR Experience

At CBTR Opticians, we firmly believe that visiting the opticians should never feel like a chore; it's an experience you should eagerly anticipate. After all, your glasses don't just give you the gift of sight – they occupy a central place on your face, often the first thing people notice. Moreover, they give you the priceless gift of clear vision, arguably the most vital of all your senses.

We promise to leave you feeling happier and more confident than when you arrived, and even promise to have your favourite drink ready and waiting for your dispense consultation; whether that's an oat latte or a glass of bubbles we want you to feel at home with us.

Are you ready to experience a whole new level of eyecare that combines professionalism with a touch of luxury? Come and see the CBTR Opticians difference for yourself. 

Meet The Experts

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Hayley Brunsden BSc (Hons) MCOptom FBDO CL

Founder & Optometrist

Hayley started her Optical career in 2010 as a Trainee Dispensing Optician in a small independent practice, where she completed her 3-year course to become a Dispensing Optician, followed by qualifying as a Contact Lens Optician in 2015. During her sabbatical year in 2017 she qualified as an Optometrist, gaining a First Class Honours degree from the University of Bradford. 

Hayley has worked in independent practice over the past 13 years as well as gaining experience in eye hospital clinics. In addition to working full-time she was Chair of the Oxfordshire Local Optical Committee (LOC) during the 3 years before she founded CBTR.

Hayley is committed to providing exceptional and tailored client service whilst keeping sustainability at the forefront of every business decision she makes. She excels at CBTR Opticians, where she is able to give clients a personal service in an unhurried atmosphere. 

In her spare time she enjoys weightlifting, walking her Yorkshire Terrier, and watching Watford FC (although that hasn't brought much enjoyment over the past few years!).

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John Edwards

Co-founder & Adviser 

Having run a successful optical business for 25 years, and with over 30 years of experience in providing the highest quality eyewear, John felt the time was right for his next venture.

John previously employed Hayley as 'Head of Optometry' in his group of independent opticians and, after that business was acquired, they decided it was the perfect time to go into business together. 

 

Whilst John doesn't work in practice, his knowledge, experience and skills are essential for the smooth running of the business. 

In his spare time he enjoys cycling, riding his motorbike, and spending time with his daughters.

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Terri Farrant FBDO

Dispensing Optician

Terri started in the Optical industry in 2013, working alongside Hayley in a small independent practice. She quickly began her 3-year course with the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) to become a Dispensing Optician. 

In 2021 Terri became a Mum to a beautiful baby girl and decided to return to work on a part-time basis. When Hayley created CBTR Opticians, it was a no-brainer for her to ask Terri to form part of her small hand-picked team.

 

With over 10 years of experience in the optical industry, Terri always provides clients with the best solutions to fit their individual lifestyle and vision needs.

In addition to Terri being a Mum and working part-time as a Dispensing Optician, she sits on the LOC as Education Officer. If she ever gets any spare time(!), she spends it seeing family and friends.

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Dharmin Naik

Audiologist

Dharmin is a specialist audiologist harnessing modern techniques and technology to help clients gain optimal aural health. He practices from CBTR Opticians every other Friday, and also from within the comfort of clients' homes.

He is member of the British Academy of Audiology, Association of Independent Hearing Healthcare Professionals, and the British Tinnitus Association.

Dharmin's particular interests lie in delivering market-leading hearing and sound enrichment technologies, mindfulness techniques and CBT to manage tinnitus (and delivering tinnitus management training), investigating and managing auditory processing delay, and ear wax removal.

Live better.

See Better.

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