Your Trusted Eye Care Partner in March, Cambridgeshire.
Rated 5 Stars on Google
Welcome to Harrison Coley Opticians, where your vision and eye health are our top priority. Located in the heart of March, we have been serving the community with unparalleled eye care services for years.
A Legacy of Excellence
We are a team of dedicated and highly skilled opticians, passionate about providing personalised eye care solutions. Our practice is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including advanced corneal topography and Optomap and OCT scans, ensuring that you receive the most comprehensive eye examination possible.
Group Practice Manager
My name is Susan – and you have probably seen me in practice as I feel I have worked at Harrisons forever. With over two and a half decades in practice, I would like to say that I know pretty much everyone that enters through our doors.
Every patient is more of a friend than a patient and I have seen young children grow into adults whilst undertaking my job roles. I have a lot of pride in Harrisons and am always cleaning, tidying and perfecting our practice. I have a large amount of knowledge of the frames and lenses and am the go to for anything related to Harrison Coley’s.
At the time of writing, the newest member of the team , bringing a brand of unique charm, an off-piste aesthetic and an otherworldly train of thought to the practice.
Having dabbled in a variety of different positions within the retail and scientific fields, Peter has settled on an equilibrium employing the art of both and has since clocked up nearly a decade in optics
Peter has a collection of unopened, boxed action figures related the Marvel an several other science fiction franchises and is fast approaching the 2000 item milestone! Peter enjoys music festivals and gigs, especially those that break the 3 hour mark with an extraordinary note x second x penny content
Peter can also be found attending dog shows, accompanied by a pack of canines numbering up to 8!
Meet Larissa Talmage, a dedicated professional with a rich history at Harrison Coley Opticians spanning seven fulfilling years. She has seamlessly transitioned between full-time and part-time roles, serving as an optical assistant, and has consistently provided top-notch service to the valued clients of the optician practice.
Larissa’s journey recently reached a significant milestone with the completion of her first optical assistant training course, accredited by ABDO College. This achievement has further augmented her expertise and knowledge, making her an even more valuable asset to the optical field and the clients she serves.
Currently, Larissa has chosen to work part-time, driven by her role as a proud parent to two wonderful children, George and Ruby, aged 2 and 5, respectively. Balancing work and family life is her primary focus, and she treasures each moment spent with her kids, creating cherished memories together. Whether it involves embarking on exciting adventures, indulging in shopping sprees, or simply enjoying quality family time at home, Larissa’s heart is dedicated to her loved ones.
Larissa is grateful for the opportunity to share her journey with others and looks forward to continuing to serve the community at Harrison Coley Opticians while savoring the moments with her beloved family.
I’ve had the privilege of serving as the optometrist at Harrison Cooley Eye Clinic for a fulfilling six years. My deep commitment lies in the field of optics and patient care, where I find immense satisfaction in ensuring that my patients receive top-notch attention and personalized care for their vision needs.
Over the years, I’ve honed my expertise in optometry, constantly striving to stay at the forefront of advancements in the field. It’s a profession that demands both precision and empathy, and I take pride in providing comprehensive eye exams, addressing visual concerns, and ensuring the overall well-being of my patients’ eyes.
Beyond the clinic, I find inspiration in exploring new cultures through travel, which not only broadens my horizons but also enhances my ability to connect with patients from diverse backgrounds. Maintaining my fitness remains a priority, as it not only supports my own well-being but also enables me to approach my role in patient care with vitality and dedication.
Balancing my commitment to optics and patient care with my passion for travel and an active lifestyle is an endeavor I cherish. It allows me to bring a well-rounded perspective and enthusiasm to both my professional and personal life.
Meet Trisha, our part-time optometrist with an incredible 20-year journey in the field of optometry. Trisha’s expertise is not just confined to her professional life; she’s also an accomplished mother of three. Her passion for seeing people develop extends beyond her family to every patient she meets.
Trisha believes that an optometry practice should feel like a warm and welcoming environment, akin to visiting long-lost friends. Her people-focused approach ensures that every patient feels at ease and receives personalized care. When she’s not in the practice or spending quality time with her family, Trisha enjoys staying active through health and fitness routines and exploring new destinations.
With Trisha, you’ll experience not just top-notch eye care but also a genuine connection that makes every visit to Harrison Coley Opticians a delightful experience.
Group Practice Manager
My name is Dan, and I have worked in the optical field for the last 14 years. To many people, optics is just a job, but for me, it encompasses so much more. Optics has become a true passion for me. Knowing that I am able to assist people with a variety of different technologies and contribute to everyone’s understanding of the optical field brings me a profound sense of pride.
I began my journey many years ago working for a large, well-known optical chain. It was during this time that I pursued my dispensing optician course, and I graduated over four years ago.
Prior to this, I worked in health and safety management, hearing care accreditation processes, and later, practice management. I even managed large, high-turnover multiples. However, it was during my time managing these multiples that I realized I had lost a significant sense of purpose, focusing more on finances and KPIs than on people and optics. This is why I made the transition into the independent sector. I initially worked for Harrison Coley’s before taking on the role of Group Practice Manager. I have never felt more fulfilled than when I can assist patients and witness the business supporting its staff.
I also believe there is a substantial difference in the quality and care that an independent optical provider can offer compared to your typical high street chain.
Thank you for taking the time to read my bio. If you would like advice or to have a conversation about your eye health, I would be delighted to assist you.
From my early days working in River Island’s shoe department, I’ve always held a passion for customer service and retail. This, combined with an inclination towards healthcare, led me to the hybrid world of optometry. My journey began at the age of 17 with Boots Opticians, starting as an optical assistant and grounding myself in the profession.
Pursuing optometry at university set the stage for my role teaching at Manchester University. Further diversifying my experience, I embraced roles such as emergency clinical optometrist at Hinchingbrooke NHS Hospital. In 2009, I established my first independent optical practice, marking a significant milestone in my career.
Throughout my journey, I’ve consistently honed my business skills. One of my proudest achievements is assembling an exceptional team that stands as the backbone of my businesses. Their dedication to client satisfaction and managing day-to-day operations has been instrumental in our success. I am profoundly aware that without the right team, the growth and accomplishments of my businesses over the years wouldn’t be possible.
Today, as the proud owner of a group of optical practices across the UK, our shared vision is clear: provide unparalleled eye health services and optical products. Our guiding principle is to value relationships and personalised care, treating every patient as a unique individual rather than a mere statistic.
My businesses and I have been honoured with numerous awards, bearing testament to our commitment to excellence. As you step into any of our local settings, I am confident that the experience will meet, if not exceed, your expectations.
Combining my entrepreneurial spirit, a deep-rooted passion for optometry, and a world-class team, I lead with a unique perspective. If you’re seeking advice, insights, or simply a conversation around eye health or business, I am here to assist.
More Than Just an Eye Test
We believe that eye care is not a one-size-fits-all service. That’s why we take the time to get to know you and your unique visual needs. Our eye examinations are thorough and relaxed, allowing us to tailor our services to each individual. We are committed to building long-lasting relationships with our patients, ensuring that we can provide continuous, high-quality care.
Fashion Meets Function
We understand that every individual is unique. That’s why our eye examinations are thorough, relaxed, and tailored to you. With a full 30-minutes of undivided attention from our qualified experts, we ensure that every patient receives the highest standard of care. Our focus on complex prescription cases, myopia, glaucoma, and cataract has set us apart, making us the go-to optometrists for many.
Customer service is amazing. He got us a FREE set of contact lenses right before Christmas. Great customer service. Very much appreciated. Highly recommend