After being herded like cattle in my local high street chain for goodness knows how many years, we then discovered Solanki’s Opticians!  The difference was incomparable.  The staff are courteous, professional and a pleasure to talk to.  As for the eye examination itself, hands down the most detailed and scrupulous eye M.O.T. we’ve ever experienced.  Complete with Retinal photography (not all opticians offer this but it is a MUST), the level of care is absolutely first class.  My whole family will be using Solanki’s from here in as they’re simply the best, period!

Jonathan, Cambridgeshire  (Email sent 9th May 2017)


I have been more than happy with the service and treatment I have received over the years that I have been a customer.  The staff are always helpful and courteous and nothing is too much trouble.  I have both contact lenses checks and full eye tests and these are very thorough and reminders are always sent.

L Bartlett, Huntingdon    *2015


Solanki is simply excellent.  The personal expert support and assistance I received was second to none.  I had tried vari-focal glasses twice before from a budget opticians without success.  I thought they were not for me but the team at Solanki made me some which are comfortable to wear and correct my visual deficit perfectly.

For the past 4 years I have as a diabetic had retinal photos taken by Solanki, again promptly, with minimal waiting and the service is always with a smile.  From the reception staff (in both Huntingdon and St Ives), to the optician, to the optometry & dispensing staff, everyone is approachable, kind, good humoured and friendly.  I warmly recommend their services.

Margaret Berry of Warboys     *2015


Although perhaps not the cheapest ‘on the high street’, I know I can always rely on thorough eye examinations, good professional advice and a first class personal service.

Mr A of Buckden    *2015


Solanki is quite simply the best opticians we have used and I have worn eye correction since I was 4.  My son has needed glasses since 3 and the ladies have dealt with 23 years of running repairs and helped him into contact lenses.I have a very complication prescription and can wear contact lenses again due to their dedication and determination to get the best possible vision for me.

K.E. Charman, Huntingdon    *2015


The service provided by Solanki is excellent, everything is explained very thoroughly.  However the best thing about Solanki are the staff!  They are always so friendly and helpful and very caring. My lenses arrive very quickly as the service is so efficient.  I would not like to go to any other opticians!

Anne-Marie B      *2015


Were all your questions answered in an out of the testing room?  Yes

Did you receive the service you expected when selecting your frames and lenses?  Yes

How was this different to previous opticians you’ve dealt with ?  It’s so long since I went elsewhere that I can’t recall.

How do you feel about your spectacles now?  As they should be. Alison and her colleagues are always extremely attentive, efficient and friendly.  And they don’t pressurise me to buy anything I don’t need.

Ian MacKellar, Fenstanton    *2015


*2015     –    In 2015 we asked a selection of our Huntingdon customers to give us some feedback, which you can see below.   For every reply we donated £5 to Macmillan Cancer Support (via JustGiving).


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