Why choose us?

Martyn Kemp Opticians (MKO) was founded in 1973 by Martyn Kemp, and is now probably the largest, independent group of opticians in South Yorkshire. Over the past 40+ years the group has established nine branches in Sheffield and Rotherham, and has over 100,000 patients.

MKO has an excellent reputation in providing excellent eye care with the latest eye examinationequipment. In addition to the up-to-date equipment, MKO offers their patients a fantastic range of quality eyewear products at great value prices.


Our staff

All our staff undergo regular training to ensure that the service provided to you at any MKO branch is of the highest standard. This is reflected in our staff retention – with the average length of employment being over 15 years.

Our optometrists are highly qualified and see on average 12 patients a day. This ensures that no patient is rushed and the optometrists have enough time to do any extra tests where necessary, and explain the results.

Several of our optometrists have undergone extra training, which sees them receive patients referred by GPs and fellow optometrists, to conduct extra tests before referring a patient to the hospital eye service.

Many have undergone training for glaucoma refinement referral, which helps them understand if a patient requires further treatment. You can read more about glaucoma, the effects and testing, here.


Independent isn’t more expensive

As an independent practice group MKO aim to provide exceptional value for money for both eye care and eyewear. All the frame prices shown on display in our practices include the cost of single vision lenses (bifocals, varifocals, thinner lenses etc. incur an extra cost). In addition, MKO offers a large selection of free frames, where the patient pays only for the lenses – perfect for that second pair.


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