Monday - Friday: 9-5:15 | Saturday: 9-4 | Sunday: Closed

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Due to the new COVID-19 restrictions, we will temporarily be changing our shop opening times until further notice:-

MON     9am to 1pm

TUES    9am to 1pm

WED     9am to 1pm

THUR   9am to 1pm

FRI       9am to 1pm

SAT      9am to 1pm


We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

We are still able to receive telephone and email messages after the shop door is closed and we will respond as soon as we can.

If you wish to book an appointment please telephone to discuss first. We can then determine the need for you to come in for a face to face appointment.

Many thanks.

The Government has confirmed that you can leave home for any medical appointments including sight tests.

Due to the restrictions we have fewer appointments available so we are continuing to prioritise our patients in order of their need.

If you have any sight problems, eye symptoms or in need of new spectacles please do call the practice.

Also continue to telephone or email us to order contact lenses.

IMPORTANT: if you/any of your household members have COVID-19 symptoms, please wait 14 days before booking. Also if you are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test or have been asked to self-isolate, you should not attend until advised to do so. Do let us know if you have a pre-booked appointment so we can rearrange it for you.

Many thanks for your understanding and patience.


Mon 21 Dec.     9.00am - 5.00pm

Tues 22 Dec.    9.0am - 5.00pm

Wed 23 Dec.    9.00am - 5.00pm

Thurs 24 Dec.  CLOSED

Fri 25 Dec.       CLOSED

Sat 26 Dec.      CLOSED

Sun 27 Dec.     CLOSED

Mon 28 Dec.    CLOSED

Tues 29 Dec.   CLOSED

Wed 30 Dec.    9.00am- 1.00pm

Thurs 31 Dec.  9.00am- 1.00pm

Fri 1 Jan.          CLOSED

Sat 2 Jan.        9.00 - 4.00pm

Sun 3 Jan.       CLOSED

From Mon 4 Jan back to normal opening hours


Wades of Ely would like to thank you for all your support over this last year and to wish you a safe and Happy Christmas.

Let’s hope 2021 will be a better one.




Wades of Ely are now open on an Appointment-Only Basis

For all visits to the practice, including for adjustments and repairs, please telephone the practice in advance.

                  Please be assured that we are following strict professional guidelines for the safety of our patients and staff.


How your visit to us will be a little different 


  • We’re open on an appointment-only basis to follow the social distancing guidelines    
  • We will be wearing PPE  and ask you to wear a face covering     
  • We will measure your temperature on arrival and ask you to use a hand sanitiser
  • We will thoroughly disinfect the test rooms and frames between patients
  • We may phone you before your appointment to help us update our records  
  • We prefer payment by card and we can arrange for postage for your glasses and contact lenses


Do NOT attend if you have any COVID-19 symptoms and follow the government guidance.


To book your appointment and for any eye care advice please contact us on 01353 662674 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We really appreciate all of your support and we look forward to seeing you once again!







We are planning for when we re-open our doors. We wish we could give you a re-opening date to make things easier for you to book your next appointment, but what we can do is to reassure you that we are keeping up to date with current guidance.

We are still available by phone on 01353 662674 to deal with any eye health emergencies or if you have concerns with your vision due to a sudden change. If you have broken your spectacles or you need more contact lenses then please email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When we re-open our doors we will ensure we follow the social distancing guidelines so will only see patients on an allocated basis even for collections. We will also maintain strict hygiene standards.This is to ensure your safety and wellbeing.

As our re-opening date is still inknown, if you would like to put your name down for a future appointment with us, please email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, contact details and the reason for your appointment ( Sight Test, to choose new frames, etc.). We will then contact you to get you booked in. Please bear with us and we will do our best to accommodate and be flexible when the time comes.

We really appreciate all of your support and cannot wait to welcome you back to Wades of Ely.



If we have advised you that your glasses are ready to collect, we are able to post them to you.

This is not ideal as we would like to ensure they fit well before you wear them. But as the practice is currently closed we are unable to make any adjustments for you. However,  as soon as we are open please do call in so we can check the fit and adjust them to fit perfectly.

If you have broken your glasses and do not have a spare pair you can manage with, then please email us and we will be in touch to see how we can help.

Book an appointment

We welcome both private and NHS patients to our practice, feel free to give us a call on 01353 662674 or pop in to discuss your eye care needs.
About Wade's of Ely
As a local and Independent Opticians, we have been looking after the needs of the people in Ely and surrounding area since 1928. We are a team of highly experienced Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians with a member of staff always available in practice to answer any questions about your eyewear and eye care.

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Opening hours
Monday 9am - 5.15pm
Tuesday 9am - 5.15pm
Wednesday 9am - 5.15pm
Thursday 9am - 5.15pm
Friday 9am - 5.15pm
Saturday 9am - 4.00pm

Sundays and Bank holidays - Closed
Contact us
Phone: 01353 662674
Fax: 01353 665006

2 High Street
Ely, Cambridgeshire