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

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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.

Following the recent government announcement we have temporarily closed our doors but we can still offer a service for essential eye care.

If you need non-urgent eye care advice please email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

For eye EMERGENCIES only please phone us on 01353 662674 during our normal working hours.

As soon as we are able to reopen and offer routine appointments we will let you know.

We wish you all well and thank you for your continued support and understanding.








To try to safeguard our staff and customers we have decided to make the following changes.

We will be reducing our opening hours from Monday 23 March until following notice:-


We will be open from 9am to 2pm Monday to Saturday. Closed on Sunday.


We are advising our customers not to book ANY routine appointments for the next month.


If you have an eye emergency please telephone for advice on 01353 662674.


We will still be able to answer telephone calls and reply to emails for any contact lens orders and general enquiries.


Of course, we will keep you updated as you can appreciate our opening hours may change.

We hope this situation improves quickly and we can all get back to normal.


Wades of Ely thank you for your understanding




We are thrilled to say our shop will be reopening on Monday 9th September following our refit.

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 - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm

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

2 High Street
Ely, Cambridgeshire