Ensuring that quality service is second nature… Optique is an innovation, built on a passion for the optical profession.

We work to a simple philosophy. Listen to the needs of each customer and help them to choose eyewear that meets their needs, endeavouring to meet their total satisfaction. The shared vision of every one of our staff is our biggest asset. As part of our commitment to exceptional customer service we guarantee total satisfaction in our practice, offering our customers the best possible service, every time.

  • Eye care – Optometrists who are amongst the best in the profession.
  • Frames – From designer to budget.
  • Lenses – From the basic CR39 single vision to 1.74, the thinnest plastic lenses in the world.
  • Contact lenses – Packages to suit every requirement from monthly to daily disposables.
  • Sunglasses – The Serengeti, the best sunglasses in the world.

Why do you need an eye test?

Many thousands of people in the UK today have an eye disease but don’t know it. You could be one of them. By the time you notice that your vision is affected, it may be too late to save all your sight.

  • Just 20 minutes could save your sight
  • A regular eye test can help detect eye diseases before you notice the effect on your sight. Early treatment can often prevent your sight from getting worse.
  • This information explains what all adults should expect from a good eye test (children may need different tests ).
  • A contact lens check is not the same as a full eye test. Contact lens wearers need regular eye tests as well as contact lens checks.
  • A full eye test should take about 20 minutes
  • Opticians who test your eyes are now called optometrists.
  • The information will help you to talk through what’s best with your optometrist.
  • The Royal National Institute or the Blind (RNIB) recommends that you have an eye test at least once every two years, or more often if advised.
  • Eye tests vary according to individual needs and the equipment used by the optometrist. You may wish to visit several optometrist’s practices to select one that you feel comfortable with.
  • An eye test is not just about getting glasses – it is a Vital health check for your eyes

Where can I get more information?

RNIB has a range of more specialised information about eye conditions available free of charge. They cannot give individual health-care advice, but they can put you in touch
with someone in you local area.

If you or someone you know has a sight problem, RNIB can help. They provide over sixty different services for people of all ages, anywhere in the country. As well as practical advice and support, everyday products and leisure activities, RNIB also runs residential homes for older people and specialist schools.

Can I get a free eye test?

If you answer yes to any to these question, you are entitled to free NHS tests:

  • Are you aged 60 or over?
  • Are you under 16, or under 19 and in full-time education?
  • Are you or your partner receiving income support, guarantee pension credit, income- based jobseekers allowance, or tax credits – and you have a valid NHS tax credits exemption certificate?
  • Are you named on a valid NHS low income scheme HC2 certificate ( or a HC3 certificate for partial help with cost of test)?
  • Are you entitled to vouchers for complex lenses?
  • Do you have diabetes or glaucoma?
  • Are you 40 or over and have a close relative with glaucoma?
  • Does an ophthalmologist say you are at risk of glaucoma?
  • Are you registered blind or partially sighted?
  • If you use a VDU at work, by law you can ask your employer to provide and pay for an eye test. You are also entitled to further tests at regular intervals. The optometrist who carries out the initial test will be able to advise on timing.