Shephard and Akay Optometrists are an independent Opticians in the Hertfordshire market town of Hitchin providing private and NHS eye examinations and a complete spectacle dispensing service.

All types of contact lenses are fitted at the practice including daily, two-weekly and monthly disposables, lenses for astigmatism, multifocal lenses and gas permeable lenses. We also specialise in complex lenses and we provide specialist contact lens services to several NHS Hospitals.

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  • “I would recommend anyone with Keratoconus to visit Shephard and Akay as they are clearly experts in this field.”

  • “If you are looking for a good optician, I highly recommend a visit to Shephard and Akay.”

    Diane, Hitchin
  • “Mr Akay goes the extra mile to ensure that his patients receive the personalised help that they need.”

    I. Talks, Ashwell
  • “Very efficient, helpful staff. I have a petite face and it’s been a joy to find an optician who helps with smaller frames- they are perfect!”

    Dora, St Albans