Our team has over fifty years’ optical experience between them
Gill’s Independent Eyecare was established by Sam McCain, who has spent her whole life immersed in optics. Her father was an optometrist and her mother a dispensing optician; between them they owned and ran an opticians practice in Hornchurch throughout Sam’s childhood.
“You could say that where some people have blood cells, I have little pairs of specs. Optics is all I have ever known.”
Sam McCainPractice owner
The family business is now run by Sam’s brother, but in 2005 Sam established Gill’s Independent Eyecare with a vision to provide the top quality service and care that seemed increasingly lacking with the rise of the optical corporates.
The dedication to being the best they can be has encouraged Sam and her team to stay ahead of optical developments and advances in technology. Gill’s Independent Eyecare was one of the first practices in the UK to introduce Optomap retinal screening. This equipment coupled with the team’s experience and attention to detail has allowed them to detect potentially life-threatening conditions in several patietns and refer them for further medical help.