London’s leading independent opticians that thinks big when it comes to care, service, and style

About Eye Emporium

Salim Juma, the founder of Eye Emporium felt that there was a lack of quality eye care in London 17 years ago. All the multiple opticians did not provide the personal touch and his family members, many of whom were opticians, were not happy working for them so they decided to open their own.


Our history:

Nov 09

Our first branch

Eye Emporium started as a family owned optician. We opened our first branch of Eye Emporium back in 1996 in Bethnal Green offering contact lenses  and professional eye care services.

Nov 09

Hiring the most qualified staff members

Our teams comprises of expert optometrists, highly skilled dispensing opticians, and the most welcoming and hardworking receptionists. The whole team regularly update their skills with training courses and further education, so you can rest assured that your vision is in the best possible care.

Nov 09

Expanding our brand ranges

We have grown to become one of the largest leading independent opticians in London. As we pride our selves in providing the highest standard clinical eye care and quality fashionable frames by carrying over 300 brands. We cater to your every needs from eye wear selection to specialist clinics.

Nov 15

Acquisition of the Stratford branch

In 2012 we acquired the Stratford branch, located next to the Stratford shopping Centre. Since then the company has expanded it’s designer range, offering the highest quality service and ranges at an affordable price.

Apr 15

Acquisition of the John High branches

We took over the John High branch since 2014 and have expanded the four practices by providing optimum customer service with professional Optometrists and styling advice from our supportive staff.

Nov 21

Our first Acton franchise

Our family and ambitions continue to grow as we acquired the Acton franchise in 2014. Since our continuous development, our practice has expanded with multi-lingual staff members, offering qualified testing catered to specialist clinics for eye conditions and expertise helping you pick the best suited frame to your style needs.    

Aug 15

Hearing Centre – John High Faversham

John High Faversham introduces their very own hearing centre! Progressing in the next step of ultimate health care by providing patients with superb high quality Phonak hearing aids and insightful hearing tests and drop in appointments with tailored after care.

Nov 09


Today, we have grown to become London’s leading chain of independent opticians. With over 13 branches across London and Kent.

For more information or to book your next eye examination please call your local practice on 0800 020 9202.