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About Us


Optometrist Jeremy Topliss BSc (Hons) MCOptom Optometrist Owner Jeremy Topliss BSc (Hons) MCOptom
Mr Topliss qualified in 1982 from Bradford University and took over from Alan Mackereth when he retired in 1997. After 16 years as Managing Director of the Whitakers Opticians Group, who owned Mackereths from 1997- 2011, Jeremy is now the sole owner of Mackereth Opticians Ltd which makes it a truly independent local practice.

Optometrist Andrew Gibson BSc (Hons) FCOptom Optometrist Andy Gibson
Mr Gibson qualified in 1979 from Bradford University and has a special interest in contact lenses. Andrew originally worked with Alan Mackereth up to Alan`s retirement and subsequently became a director of Whitakers Opticians for the next 14 years.



The Practice

With frame display rooms on the ground floor for gentlemen and children, and a large room upstairs for ladies frames, we can offer a huge selection of frames to choose from. Our computerised in-house workshop enables us to provide a speedy, quality service when making up spectacles and doing repairs. We carry a large stock of single vision lenses which enables us to minimize waiting times for making up new spectacles. Ample on-street parking is available surrounding the practice, with wheelchair access available at the rear of the building.

Mackereths' History:

Mackereth Opticians can trace its roots back to the 1930's, when William Wadsworth set up the original optical practice at 6 Regent Street. George Gutsall bought the practice in 1949 and was joined by Alan Mackereth in 1961, who on George's retirement, went on to run the practice, up to his own retirement in 1997. From 1997-2011 the practice became part of the Whitakers Optician Group that owned three practices in Calderdale, itself an old established family business dating back to 1932. In October 2011 Jeremy Topliss formed Mackereth Opticians Limited, thus returning Mackereths to its independency again, with the aim of providing the very highest standards of professional eyecare to its patients.

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"Superb service you can only get from a local business. Many thanks for the speedy repair."
I Culpan