Skip to the content
Rae & Rae Independent Opticians

Rae & Rae Independent Opticians

National award-winning, family-owned, independent opticians on Bishy Road

Monday: Hearcare Tuesday: 8am–6pm Wednesday: 8am–6pm Thursday: 9am–7pm Friday: 8am–6pm Saturday: 9am–4pm Sunday: Closed

Rae & Rae is a national award-winning, family-owned, independent opticians situated in the heart of York’s famed indie quarter, the bustling Bishy Road.

We are firm believers in expert eyecare for all. Our state-of-the-art technology, personal service and eyecare expertise are affordable, and we’re always transparent about our prices.

We offer a service that'll make you smile, a stylish, boutique shopping destination you'll love to visit, a collection of beautiful eyewear you'll enjoy trying on, and — most importantly — a level of expertise that'll assure you you're in the safest of hands.

Services include:

• Private and NHS eye exams

• Children’s eye exams

• Designer, independent and children's eyewear

• Contact lens fits, subscriptions and aftercare

• Eyewear consultations

• Prescription and non-prescription sunglasses

• Hearcare clinics on a Monday (by appointment only) through The Hearing Care Partnership

Drop by for a chat, a coffee (perhaps a glass of bubbly if it’s Friday!) and let’s talk all things eyecare and eyewear.

Rae & Rae Independent Opticians

“Although Rae & Rae is the relative “new kid on the block,” our store – located at number 33 – has a proud, 30-year history of serving the local community with expert eyecare, which is something we are very much enjoying being a part of!”

Georgia Rae, Optometrist & Co-owner