Top 5 Independent practices in the UK

We are thrilled to be recognised as one of the top 5 Independent practices in the UK. It means everything to us to be shortlisted for this award! We aim to provide the highest standard to eyecare and it is great to be recognised!

As well as independent practice of the year, we have also been shortlisted to the ENHANCED OPTICAL SERVICE award and the COVID HEROS AWARD.


This year we have added more technology, gained an extra degree in Glaucoma management to add to our existing therapeutic and independent prescribing degrees. We have grown our myopia management, dry eye and emergency eye clinic vastly. These are only a few enhanced services offered at Rifkind and Brophy.


We provided a community eyecare scheme throughout the lockdown period which proved to be essential and fulfilling. We were recognised by Sightcare as a ‘lockdown hero’. With other local optometry practices closing their doors and not offering a service, we took over 400 video consultations, arranged countless prescriptions to be sent to patients and clocked up over 500 miles delivering and collecting glasses/ contact lens products, eye drops and prescriptions.

Our optometrist also trained and qualified as an NHS registered vaccinator and has been helping to vaccinate patients in his spare time.
We have proven not only over the last year that we go over and above for our own patients, but also for other practices’ patients as well.