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Eyegen Opticians - Practice interior

We are an independent opticians formed by a small group of partners all of whom who have worked in the optical sectors for many years before venturing into this business. We initially started out with a small practice in West Hampstead, North West London. There, we used to conduct eye examinations for members of the public at the practice on premises as well as operate our home visiting optician service. As part of this service, we visit elderly and disabled patients who cannot normally attend a high street practice.

Shortly after, our patient base grew and along with it, the need for expansion. Hence we relocated to a larger practice situated on the busy Kilburn High Road, also in North West London, not too far from the first premises.

We have been steadily building our business, with new patients for both the practice and the home visiting opticians as our reputation has grown and we have become better known in the field.

We currently enjoy successful partnerships with numerous medical centres, hospital wards, nursing-homes and care-agencies. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide a flexible and affable service without compromising quality of care and clinical excellence.

We receive regular phone calls from primary care trusts and local care providers requesting eye examinations.

All of our clinical staff our fully qualified and are members of the General Optical Council, the regulating body for those involved in the sector. They also have member ship with the College of Optometrists, Association of Optometrists and Association of British Dispensing Opticians. They have been trained and are skilled in using the latest equipment provided both at the practice and specialist portable equipment to be taken to the home visits. All the equipment is modern and conforms to current requirements.

Since then, we have had a high demand to offer this service to corporate companies for employees at work, to enable them to access this service with ease and efficiency and with less hassle for both the employer and employee. Thus as a natural consequence, followed the launch of Eyegen Mobile Opticians- Complete Corporate Eyecare.

However, we remain committed to all three ventures as they all form integral part of our organisation.

Eye Examinations back to top

Eyegen Opticians - Eye examinations

We have a registered, dedicated and highly skilled Eyecare team who will conduct a full and comprehensive eye examination comprising of:

  • Vision test
  • Spectacle refraction
  • Internal and external eye examination
  • Glaucoma and Diabetic screening
  • Binocular vision assessment
  • Tonometry
  • Colour Vision Testing
  • Reading Vision
  • Written Spectacle Prescription
  • Reports to GP's if required
  • Dispensing of Spectacles

The eye examination consists of these tests and others depending on the individual requirements of the patient giving each patient a tailor made eye exam, depending on his/her needs. The optometrist will take a full history of the patient’s general health and in particular health of the eye to get a better knowledge of the eye and what signs to look out for. That’s why at Eyegen Opticians the eye examination is not just to verify the state of your vision, but also determine the health of the eyes. We aim to detect and diagnose any health problems, whether they are diseases of the eye such as glaucoma or changes related to general disease such as diabetes or high blood pressure.

They will also enquire as to the patient’s visual requirements such as using computer, driving, outdoor sports etc to find out what prescription and what type of spectacles would be best for the patient’s lifestyle.

NHS - How it Helps back to top

NHS how it helps

The NHS can help many with people with the help of the sight test and cost of glasses.

There are a range of people who are able to claim for a free sight test that Eyegen Opticians will provide. People who are eligible for NHS funded sight tests are those who are:

  • Under 16
  • 16,17,18 and in full time education 16
  • Over 60 16
  • Diabetic/Suffering with glaucoma16
  • Over 40 and related to an immediate family member with glaucoma
  • Receiving Income Support/Job Seeker’s Allowance/Employment and Support Allowance/Receiving Pension credit guarantee credit
  • Named on a NHS Tax Credit Exemption Certificate/HC2 Certificate
  • Registered blind/partially sighted
  • Prescribed with complex lenses

Also the NHS contributes towards the cost of glasses if the individual falls within one of the groups below:

  • Under 16
  • 16,17,18 and in full time education
  • Receiving Income Support/Job Seeker’s Allowance/Employment and Support Allowance/Receiving Pension credit guarantee credit
  • Named on a NHS Tax Credit Exemption Certificate/HC2 Certificate/ HC3 Certificate
  • Registered blind/partially sighted
  • Prescribed with complex lenses

The contribution that the NHS makes depends on the individual prescription of the patient and their needs and allowances they receive

Eye problems in children back to top

Eye problems in children

We are particularly interested in the eyesight and health of the eyes of children. We believe that not only is good vision necessary for improving quality of life but also to develop key learning skills. Studies have shown that poor vision can lead to reduced concentration, reduced attention span and children may appear to seem less capable than their counterparts as they are not able to reach their full potential.

Common visual problems in children are long sightedness, short sightedness, squint (where the eye may turn in or out), lazy eyes, inability to maintain focus on objects very close and sometimes the two eyes not working together.

It is important for any visual defects to be detected as soon as possible to give our children the best chance in life. Thus vision screening from 5 onwards is advisable. Children’s eyes, like the rest of them, change as they grow older. So even if a child did not need spectacles, when aged 10 does not mean the case will remain the case when the child is 14. It is especially important to ensure that vision is optimal during key periods in a child’s life such as pre-secondary school examinations and GCSE and A-Level exams.

We are experienced in paediatric work both in practice and in hospital and specialists in children’s clinic, both in examining children and providing them with spectacles and other visual aids if it is found to be necessary. We can also offer low vision aids for visually impaired children.

Annual sight tests for children under 16 are free, and free sight tests available also for those between 16 to 18 and in full time education. We also provide free frames and spectacles at no charge whatsoever. Children are also entiltled to free replacement spectacles should they lose or break them. So do take advantage of the NHS entitlement and optimize your child’s chances at school and ultimately their future.

Designer Frames - Spectacle Provision back to top


Our team of staff will help you to make the right choice of frames and lenses that will help you look good as well as get the most optimum vision. All our patients are expertly assisted to ensure that they receive glasses that will help them see, protect their eyes from ultraviolet rays and glare from computer screens and artificial light sources.

Our eye care team will provide a bespoke solution for each individual as no two patients are the same and will advise the best lens type and material for them. There are various tints and anti-glare/anti-reflection coatings and patients will be advised accordingly as to which would suit their requirements and lifestyle best.

The glasses will then be prepared according to the given specification and on collection, the vision and fit of spectacles will be checked to ensure that they are appropriate and meet the patient’s expectation.

We also make the vast majority of repairs free of charge. We also provide safety spectacles for people who are involved in potentially hazardous jobs that may pose a risk to the eyes. Our whole range of safety spectacles carries the British Standards Kitemark as well as the BS EN166 and CE mark.

For our safety spectacles, we provide a whole range of frames that can be fitted with single vision, bifocal or varifocal lenses. The lenses can be Plastic, Polycarbonate or Toughened Glass, which may be supplied with a variety of coatings and tints depending on your requirements.

In terms of frames, Eyegen has a large selection of both designer and basic frames in a wide range of colours, materials and designs. If there is anything that you like and we do not have we will try our best to order it in and get it to you at a competitive price.


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We sell and supply a wide range of sunglasses which are great for outdoors, sports, driving, holidays and even as a fashion accessory!! The lenses for sunglasses can be prescription or non-prescription lenses, transition lenses, tinted lenses and graduated tinted lenses. If for any reason the conventional sunglasses are not to your taste, we can also tint normal lenses to a standard frame. There are a huge range of colour options available to tint.

All the sunglasses we supply provide 100% UV protection with the CE mark of conforming to British Standards. We have famous designer brands for you to select from such as Gucci, Fendi and Dolce & Gabbana among others. Also available are non-designer but still good quality sunglasses, which still give you the appropriate protection outdoors.

Contact Lenses back to top

At Eyegen Opticians, we believe in a holistic approach to eyewear. That’s why we know that spectacles are not always the right option for everybody all the time. People who have very high prescriptions or astigmatism can benefit from contact lenses. Some people prefer to wear contact lenses as their main form of correction; some individuals opt for contact lenses for just that special occasion while others choose to wear both spectacles and glasses depending on what they maybe doing that day of the week.

We at Eyegen provide a wide range of contact lenses that are available in various modalities:


With contact lens, there is no one size fits all. That’s why rather than just use one lens type or one supplier, we have accounts with the biggest and best names in contact lenses, so that we can provide you with the best available on the market.

So whether you want glasses, sunglasses, contact lenses or safety spectacles, Eyegen Opticians is you One Stop Shop, So all that’s left for you to do is call us to arrange the appointment and we will do the rest.

Comprehensive Eye examination back to top

  • Vision Test - Diabetic Screening - Glaucoma Screening - Cataract screening
  • Spectacle Provision - Spectacle Fitting and adjustment - Safety Spectacles
  • Written spectacle prescription - Children’s Eye Tests - Contact Lenses - Sunglasses