About Us

Established in 1964, Ashdown and Collins Eyecare has been providing optical services for the residents and businesses of Kensal Rise and Queen’s Park for over 50 years. We are dedicated to our local community and are renowned for our excellent customer service, advanced equipment, and exceptional range of frames, making us the leading practice in the local area.

Our history

Our story begins with Mr Alan Davis, who first founded our practice and helped us become the go-to opticians in the area. Once he retired in 2013 our current optometrist, Hitesh Lachani, took over with the dream of taking the legacy Alan left behind to even greater heights.

Our team

Our friendly, caring team of highly experienced professionals are dedicated to making sure you receive the very best service when you come to visit us.

Hitesh Lachani BSc MCOptom is our resident optometrist. After qualifying in 1998, Hitesh worked as a locum for several large chain opticians as well as working for a time at Hillingdon Hospital. Hitesh is known for his friendly, helpful attitude and clinical excellence, taking the time to get to know every patient’s vision and eye health.

Caroline Diaz is our receptionist, and her smiling face is one of the first you’ll see when you visit us. She joined us in January 2012 and has become well-known and liked by all our patients over the last ten years.

Amar Pattni, our optical assistant, has worked in the industry for many years, giving him a wealth of experience in this role.

Jyoti Lachani, Hitesh’s wife, joined the practice in 2020 to complete our team. She works as a receptionist and frame buyer, ensuring our wide range of frames stays fresh with the latest styles.

Our services

We are proud to be able to offer an array of services for both adults and children.

Our full comprehensive eye examinations, along with our retinal imaging services, ensure your eyes remain healthy and your prescription up to date, using the latest diagnostic equipment.

We also specialise in children’s eyecare, including myopia control solutions like MiSight contact lenses, as well as MiYOSMART and Stellest spectacle lenses to slow down the rate of short-sightedness in children.

Providing great eyewear is equally important as eyecare, which is why we carefully source brands from around the world to suit every face and budget, from Cutler & Gross to Ray-Ban, and bespoke frames from Tom Davies. As Nikon lens specialists, we know your frames will always be paired with the highest quality lenses too, ensuring you walk away with the perfect specs.

If you’re looking for an alternative to glasses, contact lenses might be just what you need. Even if you’ve tried lenses before and didn’t get on with them, we’re confident that with our years of experience and expertise, we’ll be able to find the right lenses for you with our fitting service.

We hope to continue serving our local community for many years to come and look forward to welcoming you to our practice!