About Us

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Professional Service

Our optometrists will provide a comprehensive eye exam to assess visual performance and eye health.

Our practices are equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology including fundus imaging and OCT scanning to detect and monitor visual abnormalities.

We provide information and advice on lifestyle choices, diet, ophthalmic and contact lenses to provide comfortable accurate vision and to help maintain healthy eyes. We recommend appointments for both frame selection and final fitting to ensure both a stylish cosmetic result and an accurate and comfortable fit.



Our History

Ellis and Killpartrick was founded by Bradford University optometry graduates Brian Ellis and Michael Killpartrick in 1979. We are now one of the leading independent opticians in the South West, with over 20,000 registered patients across two practices.

Our original practice in Bath has a 30-year reputation for excellent service and a wide and distinctive range of eyewear. Continuing our success, a second practice was opened in Cheltenham in 1998.

We all have our own distinctive ideas and different requirements for spectacles, sunglasses, and contact lenses. Ellis and Killpartrick value a thorough examination and a close relationship with our patients in order to provide the best possible advice to meet all individual visual needs.

Enjoy looking at our website. We hope to have the pleasure of seeing you soon.

Our Staff


Michael R. Killpartrick

Director and Boss!!

Mike studied Optometry at Bradford University and has worked in practices in Leeds, London, the Bahamas and Bath. He has also worked in the contact lens industry as a Professional Services Director.His special interests include contact lenses, myopia control, glaucoma and macula degeneration. He sits on the British Contact Lens Association Council and is a BID Director.

Outside interest include tennis, golf, motor sport, hiking and a wide range of musical genres. He has a son, daugther and three grandchildren.

Honor E. Jones


BSc Optom


GOC registered

Chloe Blacker FBDO

Dispensing Manager

Christine Clancy

Dispensing / Assistant Manager

Anna Moss

Reception and Administration

Michael Brock FBDO

Dispensing Optician

Susannah Way

Reception and Frame Stylist

Dan Lock

Reception and Frame Stylist


Neil Vedmore

Director and Dispensing Optician

Maria Betteridge

Reception and Dispensing Assistant

Heidi Oliver

Reception and Frame Styling

Robin Hoult

Dispensing Optician

Zoe Stanley


Marie Leaton-Smith

Reception and Frame Stylist


Bath: 01225 466954Cheltenham: 01242 228686Tetbury: 01666 502913