• York — 01904 784 040
  • Castleford — 01977 282 100

About Us

About Us

“Ruth Perrott Community Optometrist” as we were originally know, first opened in Castleford in 1992, when Ruth purchased the business from Malcolm Ellis. In 2004, a second business was acquired and our Acomb Practice, just outside of York was born. 

We provide a wide range of examinations which are supplemented with the latest technologies to ensure we can offer a first class service to you on every visit. Whether you have woken with a bloodshot eye, are attending a routine eye examination or need some advice to help you manage a sight limiting condition, our experienced team are here to help.

Our Mission

We recognise that every patient is an individual. We seek to improve the quality of our patients lives by enabling them to use their vision more effectively. We do this by:

  • Educating our patients on the difference between sight and vision
  • Carrying out thorough eye exams and visual assessments
  • Providing timely and appropriate solutions or professional assistance to meet the visual needs identified above
  • Ensuring that all our staff have the knowledge and skills to support the service and have the experience required at a professional level
  • Ensuring that the patient journey through our practice will provide a quality experience resulting in their visual or training needs being met.


Helping visual problems…

With the assistance of our sister company VisionCare Development, we can help visual problems common in:

  • Dyslexia
  • Dyspraxia (DCD)
  • Aspergers
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Eye turns, squints, strabismus
  • Lazy eye, amblyopia
  • Traumatic Brian Injury (TBI)
  • Computer Vision Syndrome
  • Avoidance behaviour in the classroom

Our Charities

We actively support:-

  • Rotary International and the Rotary Club of York Ainsty (RCYA)
  • The Project Malawi Trust which trades as Madalisto

Support is provided both to and by Rotary who support our SpecSort initiative, whereby unused spectacles and sunglasses are collected, sorted, washed, measured and placed into libaries before being despatched overseas. In 2012 RCYA supplied spectacles to Malawi via Madalitso and to the Rotary Mwanza Project in Tanzania.

Ruth has travelled to Africa (Cameroon, Burkina Faso (3) Sierra Leone (3), Malawi (3)) both to test eyes and fit spectacles, and also to provide education and training to local refractionists and nurses.