Exceptional eye care since 1958

Founded in 1958 by Osmond I. Drake, grandfather of current owner and lead optometrist Marc Drake, we’re a third-generation family business located in the heart of Penarth. Much has changed since we first opened our doors more than 60 years ago. Today, the practice is equipped with the most up to date diagnostic and medical equipment enabling new treatments and better vision. But, whilst the technology we use has changed beyond all recognition, our core values remain the same. Ossie established the business to offer outstanding eye care to a community he was part of and cared about, and his founding principles still guide our work today. That means taking the time to get to know you and your family personally, understanding your needs, and being mindful of your budget to offer a professional, friendly service with genuine warmth and care.  


Our practice is fully wheelchair accessible.

All of our staff are proud to have undertaken Dementia Friend training.

We have Autism Friendly Appointments available on request.

Osmond Drake Opticians is dedicated to providing the best eye care possible to every patient. Please let us know when booking if you have any extra requirements and we will do our best to meet them.

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We are dedicated to becoming a greener practice.

We have a recycling box for contact lenses and their blister packs as these cannot go in normal home recycling.

Drop in at any time to recycle your lenses and packaging!