Camden Opticians do not provide a home service and only perform eye tests in the clinic
Simply click the ‘Request An Appointment Button’ below and fill out the contact form or call 020 7383 3838 to see an Optician.
During your appointment your expert Optician will perform a variety of tests using the latest technology. They will check your eye health as well as looking for other non eye related health conditions too such as diabetes
After your tests your Optician will talk through your results and explain what they mean. If required you can order your new glasses or take home your contact lenses the very same day.
UK residents are eligible for an NHS-funded eye test if they meet certain criteria. Find out who qualifies or doesn’t qualify using the information below.
Scottish residents aged between 16 and 60 can have an NHS-funded eye examination every two years, if required. This provision only applies to eye examinations conducted in Scotland. In the Isle of Man, eye tests are free to anyone on the IOM NHS.
You’re entitled to a free NHS sight test if you:
You’re also entitled if you or your partner – including civil partner – receive, or you’re under the age of 20 and the dependant of someone receiving:
If you’re entitled to or named on:
People named on an NHS certificate for partial help with health costs (HC3) may also get help with the cost of a private sight test.
Unfortunately, if you only receive the following, you are not entitled to a free NHS-funded eye test
NHS staff are not automatically entitled to this NHS-funded eye test either.
Unsure on whether or not you qualify? If so call Call 020 7383 3838 or visit your local clinic to speak to one of our friendly members of staff who will answer any questions you have
From the moment you walk through the doors and are greeted by reception to being seen by one of our friendly, expert opticians, you will receive nothing less than a first-class service at Camden Opticians.
Striving for excellence, we go that little bit extra to make sure our customers receive the very best. Our hundreds of customer 5-star reviews are a testament to our dedication and care. Being London’s number one independent eye care specialists, all our clinics are fitted with the latest state of the art equipment. We take the time to get to know each and every customer which means our consultations are used to understand your lifestyle and your individual needs so we can better provide you with a bespoke service.
If you would like to book an appointment with us simply fill out the form located at the top of this page or call 020 7383 3838.
Eye tests usually last around 30 minutes, during which time we’ll check your vision to see if any correction is needed through wearing glasses or contact lenses. We can also check your eyes for signs of any eye conditions, such as cataracts or glaucoma.
We usually test your vision using an eye chart, where you will wear different strengths of lenses and be required to read out letters. You may also be asked to look into a machine through two lenses and focus on an image. This can help to determine how well your eyes can focus.
Some tests require shining a light into your eyes, which is often needed to examine your retina and look at the back of your eye. It might be a little blinding at first, but it passes quickly and doesn’t affect your vision afterwards.
An eye examination lets us determine how healthy your eyes are, but your eyes can also give away early signs of other health conditions such as:
– Cancers of blood, tissue or skin
– Heart disease
– High blood pressure
– Thyroid disease
– Vascular disease
– Much more…
We can offer free NHS sight tests to children under 16, or those under 18 and in full-time education, as well as anyone over the age of 60.
Our story began over 30 years ago when the doors of Camden Contact Lens Centre first opened in 1985. Situated in the heart of North-West London, Camden Contact Lens Centre quickly earnt a reputation as an independent optician dedicated to providing professional advice and unparalleled eye care solutions to patients across the world.
Our loyal customers have grown up with us over the years and cite our highly qualified team of experienced professionals as one of the main reasons they continue to visit us and recommend us to friends and family.
Based in the heart of Hampstead village you will find Miltons Eyecare, an independent practice with almost 40 years of experience. Milton’s was founded by Edwin Milton Levey, a renowned South African optometrist in 1978.
The practice caters for all aspects of optometry and specialises in advanced contact lens care including Keratoconus and Ortho-Keratology. The Practice also has expertise in aviation and paediatric optometry.
32-36 Camden High Street,
Camden, London, NW1 0JH
38 Heath Street,
Hampstead, London, NW3 6TE