Welcome to Ashworth Opticians

Our independent approach enables us to put together a highly tailored solution - but it’s the way we listen that really delivers peace of mind for all your vision needs.

Meet the Team

Sohail Khan


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Abra Arshad


Etnia Barcelona – I really like the stunning selection of colourful frames

Myself  – A truly bespoke lens that helps patients with complex prescriptions who have always struggled with the cosmetic side of their spectacles. Finally a lens for all complex prescriptions enabling them to see clearly.

Being able to meet new patients and build relationships with existing clients. It’s a really joyful experience to see how our advice and care improves the lives of our clients. Looking after our clients is at the heart of everything we do

Keeping fit, reading and going on long walks

Cheadle Practice

We also have our own mini laboratory where many pairs of spectacles are manufactured by ourselves and can often be made at short notice for those unforeseen emergency situations.


Heald Green Practice

Our Opticians Practice in Heald Green has been at the current location for nearly 25 years. It originated as a house practice in Heald Green village but as the practice expanded premises became available in the main parade of shops.

We are looking for talented ‘visionary’ people to join our fantastic team. With a long heritage in the town, Ashworth Opticians is part of a small but rapidly growing independent portfolio of opticians, now owned and run by husband and wife team Sohail Khan and Abra Arshad. With  two young boys this really is a family focused business and we put our clients at the very heart of everything we do. Sohail and Abra’s progressive approach can be felt at every touchpoint in the service offered to clients.

Interested in joining our visionary team?

Learn more about your career opportunities here.

Why Choose Ashworth Opticians?

  • Introduced state of the art eye OCT testing technology, to give you the most comprehensive eye health screening available
  • Longer appointment time, we spend more time with you, to thoroughly check your eye health and to focus on any changes in your vision and the impact this may be having on your life
  • Early detection focus, spending time with you to spot any potential eye conditions
  • Focus on your style, taking time to look at frame styles you may like, offering a great choice of colors and shapes
  • Contact lens free trial, if you would like to give lenses a go we are here to help you every step of the way
  • Free children’s eye test, evidence shows 1.6 million school age children in the UK have an undetected eye condition so please do feel free to book an appointment’

Discover what Ashworth Opticians can do for you

‘Visionary’ eyecare!

First and foremost, our priority is offering qualified, expert and consistent eyecare, to reassure clients their eyesight and vision are safe in our hands.   

We are committed to a continuous programme of technology investment, again with the focus being on early detection and exceptional eyecare.

Our approach is to offer longer eye examinations – 45 minutes – to differentiate us from the multiples, giving us every opportunity to really understand a clients lifestyle and any vision challenges they may have and then create a tailored set of eyewear solutions for their individual requirements.

OCT Scan,

Eyewear brands and styling service

Everyone wants to look and feel good in their glasses. Our trained staff offer exceptional frame and style advice to ensure a client leaves their appointment knowing they have received a very personal and feel fantastic in their glasses.

Contact lens and free contact lens trials

Our role is to reassure those who would like to try contact lens, whether for nights out, a special event or for everyday wear. Our youngest contact lens wearer is just 8 so our training is key to be able to offer the full range of options.


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