• 22 The Forum, Stevenage, SG1 1EH

01438 364 168

NHS and Private Patients Welcome

Regular eye examinations are important, which is why we recommend you have an eye examination at least every two years if you are aged between 16 and 70.* Under 16’s and over 70’s should have a sight test every year.  (*unless advised otherwise by your optometrist or doctor)

More than 30 million people in the UK are entitled to a free eye examination paid for by the NHS. You are automatically entitled to a FREE sight test on the NHS if you….

  • Are aged 60 or over
  • Are aged under 16 – or under 19 & still in full time education
  • Live in Scotland *
  • Diagnosed as having diabetes or glaucoma
  • 40 years of age or over with a close relative with glaucoma
  • Registered blind or partially sighted
  • In need of complex lenses (you may also get an optical voucher)

( The new NHS eye examination in Scotland is an eye health assessment, appropriate to patients needs and any symptoms they present).*

In addition, you are also entitled to a free NHS sight tests if you (or your partner) are receiving the following benefits or credits:

  • Income Support or Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Working Tax Credit/Child Tax Credit (and are named on a NHS Tax Credit Exemption Certificate)
  • You are named on a valid HC2 or HC3 certificate
  • Pension Credit guarantee credit

Help with paying for your glasses

As well as a free eye examination, you may also be entitled to some help with the purchase of glasses or contact lenses, if you are:

  • Under 16 or under 19 and still in full time education
  • Named on a valid HC2 or HC3 certificate
  • In need of complex lenses
  • You or your partner claim Income Support, Income Based Job Seekers Allowance, Working Family’s Tax Credit/Disabled Person’s Tax Credit (and are named on a NHS Tax Credit Exemption Certificate)

Patient Testimonials

WOW What a fantastic opticians. The staff were so lovely and helpful and attended to my every question making me feel at ease throughout the whole possess.
Chloe Wood
Lovely welcome when I arrived and had lots of assistance from Lucianna and Leslie with picking the right glasses for me. Happy with my pair of glasses and sunglasse... Read More
Gobi Ranganathan
Superb service! Friendly and helpful staff. Devan was great with my eye check up and really put me at ease. Lesley was so patient and kind, and helped me with my dec... Read More
Barbara Abrams
I have been a patient here for many years and found them to be professional, courteous, helpful and obliging. Their range of frames is spectacular from the ordinary ... Read More
Peter Scales
I like it that I always see familiar faces amongst the staff, it gives me confidence. I think I've only seen 4 or 5 opticians during all the years, which says a lot ... Read More
Mrs Fielder
The best place to get your glasses from! Thank you for everything. This is the best optician I have been to. From the eye test to the beautiful customer service exp... Read More
Adriana Rosu
I have just collected more fabulous glasses to add to my ever increasing collection. Mukesh is simply the best optician I have ever visited, so very knowledgeable an... Read More
Jackie Warner
This is an excellent opticians who spend time to get the right frames and prescription for lenses. Such a good selection of frames too unusual and the staff spend a ... Read More
Deborah P
 
5* Google Reviews
Very professional service. Very punctual too. Thanks Chris and the team!
Jane Newbould
Fantastic friendly service. Highly recommend.
Fiona Willis
Thanks for an excellent and consistent service
Tony Minides