About Us

Established in 1972, and the Optical Supplier of the Year 2016, Waterside is a "proud to be independent" full service lab delivering first class quality, service and value to independent opticians throughout the UK/Europe.

At a time when the big keep getting bigger we pride ourselves on providing a personalised service for all our independent customers and we must be the largest UK lab that only supplies independents. Old fashioned values haven't prevented us from staying at the forefront of the latest innovations and embracing new technologies however, this is highlighted by our positioning as specialists in Smart Glass Technology with its specific optical demands.

In 2015 we launched the exciting new ELYSIUM lens series, which utilizes the latest innovations in digital lens production and design. These lenses are enhanced by our very own interactive consultation iPad app, the Elysium Lifestyle Analysis App, for which we were a finalist for Lens Product of the Year. 2016 has already seen us launch our FashionRx mirror-coated range and extend our range of sunactive photochromic lenses which now come in 6 colours.

We were particularly delighted to be recognised as Optical Supplier of the Year 2016, as the criteria for the award are the things that are most important to us. Excellence in service, quality and relationships, with nominations coming in from the practices we support.

We have invested in the latest equipment in both our surfacing and glazing departments to provide you with the very best end product to dispense to your patients. In conjunction with the experience and expertise of our teams we always aim to offer the complete product to support your practice.

Our highly skilled technicians are especially adept in:

We are able to offer same day service for fully glazed packages with single vision, bifocal and progressives that don't need special coatings.

Truly a one-stop shop and happy to provide you with that extra special job when others can't.