Arthur Hayes

Independent opticians Arthur Hayes Optometrists has been operating for over 70 years and has branches in East Grinstead, Tunbridge Wells and Crowborough. Despite the age of the company, the technology it uses for eye tests and the assessment and monitoring of sight-related conditions and diseases is state-of-the-art.


  • Arthur Hayes is an umbrella company supporting a number of individual practices. Two of these split from the parent company, and while still trading under the Arthur Hayes name, they are a separate business.

What was needed: The businesses needed a refreshed IT system which had to be designed to be mindful of budget, but without compromising quality. It needed to support a new cloud-based practice management system in premises that had limited space, as well as being suitable for front of house use in the newly refurbished sites.

Our solution

  • We accomplished a space-saving feat by providing HP all-in-one and small form desktop computers, which are stylish, convenient and combine the benefits of laptops and PCs, while leaving lots of room on desks for paper and the occasional coffee mug!
  • Our installation and configuration services included setting up Office365 Business Premium, as well as arranging the financing through HP. With our ongoing support services, the company can do what it does best – caring for peoples’ eyes – while we keep our eye on their IT.


  • A pocket-sized, cost-effective IT system with huge performance – perfect for a small company.

Lucinda Howard from Arthur Hayes Opticians said:

“In early 2017 we had to leave our trusty 25-year-old DOS patient system. This was a big move, but happily meant we could upgrade to the newest PCs, which are faster and well supported. This was all organised by Tony at Ashdown Solutions, which included him liaising with HP to gather a choice of monthly payments to suit the business finances and make everything affordable. We now have a fully integrated and bespoke Practice Management System which is supported by a faster connection, as well as full hardware and networking support when we need it. The team at Ashdown Solutions are excellent and we couldn’t have managed it without their patience and expert knowledge.”


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