THE BEST CHOICE
FOR YOUR EYES
Part of their local community, these highly trained optometrists offer a personalised service to everyone who walks through their door. Dedicated to customer care, independent opticians provide you with their time, knowledge and a range of eyewear frames that often cannot be rivalled anywhere else on the high street.
Independent opticians provide that personal touch and make you feel like you are their only patient.
The quality of your glasses is much higher due to the fact that independent opticians stock top brands.
Your Local Community
Your local independent opticians are part of your community and become one of your friends.
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Frequently asked questions
Got a question about your eye exam? Here are a few of the top questions answered or ask your local independent optician who will be happy to help.
Yes, many opticians now give you the option to book an eye test via
their website or through an external booking system. We help you
find independent opticians you can book with instantly and
Not sure how to book?
Booking a free NHS eye test is very easy.
You will book an eye test as normal, then you will be asked to fill out an NHS form. You will also need to bring a document as proof that you are entitled to a free eye test.
To get a free NHS eye test you need to be eligible for one of the following requirements:
16-18 and in full-time education
60 and over
Have glaucoma / likely to get it / have a family member with glaucoma
Valid NHS HC2 certificate.
You should go to your local optician at least once every two years. Depending on your current vision and health, you may be instructed to do this more regularly. If you do not currently have a local optician you visit to monitor your eye health, use our search tool to book an eye test today.
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