About us

We are a friendly, forward-thinking, independent opticians in the centre of Henley-on-Thames.

We provide contemporary and stylish eyewear to suit everyone and offer style consultations with our qualified dispensing team.

Our promise is that you will be delighted with how you look, how you see and how you feel with your new glasses, all at a price that will suit you. Free single vision lenses are available through our loyalty scheme, MyChoice, making your purchase even better value.

Surrounded in history, the practice has been established since 1860 with Neil and Catalina leading the team over the last 25 years. We are committed to delivering outstanding, personalised eyecare to over 10,000 patients in the Henley area and beyond.

Using the latest technology, our attentive and experienced Optometrists will allow enough time with you to complete a full assessment of your eyes. After your examination, our qualified dispensing opticians will offer advice and recommendations to ensure you get the very best glasses to enhance your lifestyle.

The Partners

Neil Frost

Optometrist (BSc Hons, MCOptom)

Having joined the practice in 1983, Neil is a familiar face to people in the Henley-on-Thames area and renowned for providing quality individual care to his many loyal patients. After graduating from City University, he qualified as an Optometrist in 1984. Neil always takes the trouble to get to know his patients and their own individual requirements. Outside the practice, Neil is a sports enthusiast, especially football, running and golf.


Catalina Borneo

Optometrist (BSc Hons, MCOptom)

Catalina is also well known in Henley, having joined the practice in 1991. After gaining her qualifications at City University, Catalina was attracted by the prospect of joining a small and friendly business with patient care at the heart of it. Catalina’s expertise and natural rapport with her patients has attracted a large following. Catalina enjoys all aspects of Optometry. She has 3 children and when she finds the time away from work and family she enjoys tennis and flamenco dancing.

Our Staff

Francesca Wilson

Optometrist (BSc Hons, MCOptom)

Francesca joined Frost Borneo Opticians in 2011, working 3 days a week including Saturdays. She qualified in 1995 and covers all areas of optometry for the practice including contact lenses.

Jason Smith

Contact Lens Practitioner Dispensing Optician

Jason qualified as a Contact Lens Practitioner in 1994 and joined Frost Borneo Opticians in 2008. He specialises in fitting all types of contact lenses and is also a qualified Dispensing Optician. Jason also runs our Dry Eye clinics. Outside of work Jason can be found downhill mountain biking and is known for having bike parts delivered to work on a regular basis!

Kirin Dhendsa

Optometrist BSc Hons, MCOptom

Kirin qualified from Bradford University in 2013 and covers all areas of Optometry for the Practice. She has experience of both a busy high street practice and a small independent. Outside of work Kirin is a devoted gym go-er and puts the rest of us to shame as she heads off to the gym after work!

Liz Ball

Dispensing Optician (FBDO)

After qualifying as a Dispensing Optician in 1997 Liz joined us in 2012. She brings a mass of experience including many years of practice management. Outside of work her 3 lovely children keep her very busy!

Clare Willis

Practice Manager

Clare joined Frost Borneo in 2010 as an Administrator. In August 2017 Clare became Practice Manager and is now responsible for the day to day running of our very busy Practice. Outside of work Clare is a loyal supporter of the Reading Royals!

Simon Lowe

Dispensing Optician

Simon joined Frost Borneo in October 2020 and as a qualified dispensing optician he has over 20 years experience working in independent practice. He enjoys customer interaction and providing an excellent standard of customer service. Simon has four children who keep him busy building lego and in his spare time he enjoys running.


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