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Why use local independent opticians?

Personal service

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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Take a look at our blog

We publish frequent articles answering the most commonly asked questions about eye health.


From the kinds of symptoms you may be experiencing to what to expect from a visit to the optician, we explore many topics relating to keeping your eyes healthy, whether you wear glasses or not. 

Browse through our most recent articles below.

Frequently asked questions

Can I book an eye test online?

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 conveniently.

Not sure how to book?

How do I book a free NHS eye test?

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:

  • Under 16

  • 16-18 and in full-time education

  • 60 and over

  • Have glaucoma / likely to get it / have a family member with glaucoma

  • Receiving some type of income support

  • Pension credit

  • Valid NHS HC2 certificate.

When should I book an eye test?

You should have an eye test every two years, but if you are concerned about your eye health and have noticed something different, you should book an eye test as soon as possible.


Also, if you are told by an Optometrist to have more regular appointments, follow this advice as it could be due to you being at risk of an eye condition.

Want to learn more?

Here are a few articles you may find helpful:

Read all blog articles on eye health.

Can I book an eye test for my child?

Yes, you can book your child in for an eye test.


You should book them in for their first eye test when they are around 4 years old. If you have any concerns about their vision prior to this, there are tests your optician can use to determine their vision ability.

Want to know more?


Browse some of our recent articles on kids eye health:

Read all blog articles on kids eye health

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