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Opening Hours

Watford Practice








9:00am -  4:00pm

9:00am -  4:00pm

9:00am -  4:00pm

9:00am -  4:00pm

9:00am - 12:00pm


Free customer parking is available at the rear of the premises

Tel: 01923 225370

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About us

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As a family business established for over 70 years, count on us for service and advice you can trust for the future eye health for you and your family.


We offer a traditional, high quality service with experienced, fully qualified and registered optometrists and ophthalmologists (eye doctors), and fully qualified Dispensing Opticians registered with the General Optical Council.  


Gardener and Basson (formerly Joan Basson Opticians) was first opened by Dr Norman Gardener, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Peace Memorial Hospital Watford and his wife Joan Basson, in Station Road Watford over 70 years ago. Their son John Gardener (Optometrist) and his wife Margot ran the company for many years after his father's death.


David Swallow FBDO joined the company in 1984 as Practice Manager, and together with his wife bought the business in 2004.


We look forward to welcoming you to our practice.