Eye Examinations
You qualify for a free NHS-funded eye test if you are:
  • Aged 16 or under, or aged 16-18 in full time education
  • Aged 60 or over
  • Registered blind or partially sighted
  • Diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
  • Aged 40 or over and you are the parent, brother, sister, son or daughter of a person diagnosed with glaucoma, or you have been advised by an ophthalmologist that you are at risk of glaucoma
  • eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher.

You are also entitled to a free NHS sight test if you:

  • Receive Income Support or Income-based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Receive Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Are entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • Are named on a valid NHS certificate for full help with health costs (HC2)

People named on an NHS certificate for partial help with health costs (HC3) may also get help

At I Wear Opticians, we check your eyes thoroughly both externally and internally for eye problems as well as other conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol and any disease in the eye, a majority of which can be treated if caught early.

Our qualified optometrists are happy to test private, corporate scheme and NHS patients. Once the examination is completed, we will fully explain our diagnosis to you and be happy to answer any questions or discuss it in more detail. We will give you a copy of your prescription and, if you need corrective lenses, we will give you the advice and assistance you need to pick spectacles and/or contact lenses, which are both functional and stylish.

Spectacle Frames

Whether for fun, function, fashion or formal wear, frames are about feeling comfortable, being practical and looking so good that people can’t take their eyes off you. We offer a wide range of luxury and designer frames from the world famous brands including Bvlgari, Versace, Gucci, Ray Ban, Dolce and Gabana and much more.

No matter what you need them for, we’ve got the frames for you.

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We pride ourselves as one of the leaders in dispensing the very latest high tech optical lenses from suppliers based around the world. Our professionally trained dispensing staff are able to offer lens products to enhance and improve the optical and cosmetic performance even in the case of more complex prescriptions. Zeiss, Seiko, Essilor, Nikon, Hoya, Marinelli and Sola supply our branded products. The lenses are made from a variety of different plastics and glass ensuring optimum cosmetic and visual performance.

At I Wear Opticians, we recommend proprietary anti-reflection coatings (including scratch resistant and easy clean layers on plastics lenses) on all the lenses we dispense. These coatings reduce reflective glare, especially noticeable in artificial light and night driving, which causes eye fatigue and visual discomfort. It also reduces unsightly reflections and allows your eyes to be seen more clearly, greatly enhancing the cosmetic appearance of your chosen eye wear.

Tinted lenses, are available in fashionable, light-adapting (photochromic) tints, with or without the latest soft mirror effect. Polarising tinted lenses for driving and use on water and snow are designed to reduce surface glare, thus aiding visual comfort in bright and varying light conditions. Lenses for sport and recreation are made of shatter-resistant polycarbonate and guarantee safety for your eyes, without compromising your performance and skills.

Corporate Care

Our corporate package can be tailored to your business. We can carry out eye examinations at our practise and aim to provide the service on the premises of your business in the near future. We can even carry out VDU tests and provide specialist spectacles for VDU use. Complete packages for this are also available.

Contact Lenses

Technology has made lenses safer, more comfortable and convenient than ever before. Ultra-thin, ultra-soft disposable lenses can be worn daily, or continuously for up to 30 days, even while you sleep. Whatever your eyes need, our experts are able to source and fit the ideal contact lens solution.

We supply a variety of brands including Bausch and Lomb, Ciba Vision, CooperVision, Johnson & Johnson. Feel free to give us a call or come in-store to arrange a consultation.


Sunglasses can provide an air of sophistication while enjoying the bright sunshine but quality sunglasses must also help maintain healthy eyesight. Invisible UV radiation in sunlight can affect the eyes severely as it accelerates the ageing of the eyes, particularly the crystalline lens within. UV is most intense in bright sunny weather, especially at the beach or in the mountains and sometimes causes temporary but painful ‘snow blindness’. It isn’t difficult to protect yourself from UV radiation though. All our sunglasses carry the CE Kite mark which is your guarantee they filter out all harmful UV radiation.

Of course wearers of prescription spectacles need protection from UV too. Dark tints on their own will not usually be enough; you need to be sure that your lenses filter out all harmful UVA and UVB. All lenses we supply for sun wear, including the latest Transitions, fast-darkening, fast-lightening, plastic photochromic lenses, remove UV radiation. Polarising lenses cut through glare and offer complete protection too. They are available for single-vision and Varilux lenses.

If you’re going to be in areas of very high ambient UV, like skiing, you might want to consider wrap-around sun spectacles. These too are available with prescription lenses, including Varilux varifocals.Ask for details in the practice and we’ll talk to you about all the choices available to you.