A little bit about us

Who we are

Eye Emporium, Open Eye and John High are independent opticians, contact lens specialists, and qualified audiologists operating in London and Kent since 1996. We are very proud to be the trusted, local choice for generations of satisfied patients.

In our practices and on our website, patients can find a wide range of designer glasses and sunglasses, complemented with the latest technology in bespoke prescription lenses.

Our hand-picked staff members take the time to understand their patients’ individual needs, offering a highly focused clinical service. We cater for all patients ranging from children to the elderly, providing comprehensive examinations carried out by highly skilled clinicians.

In our John High practices (Kent), we also offer an outstanding audiology service, encompassing an extensive range of patient hearing requirements including ear wax removal, hearing assessment, correction and full aftercare.

Our vision

Our vision is to provide world class clinical standards and unrivalled customer care. Our expert optometrists, audiologists, and staff members take genuine care of their patients, offering a highly focused, unrushed and professional optical and hearing service.

Our story

Over 20 years ago, our founders Salim and Mohmood identified a lack of quality eye care in London. With the rest of the family, who are also qualified optometrists, they founded Eye Emporium with one objective: provide first class service from sight test and diagnosis of eye conditions to frame selection, taking care of each patient with a bespoke, individualised treatment. They opened the first Eye Emporium branch in 1996 in Bethnal Green, London.

In the early 2000s, we had already grown to become one of the largest leading independent opticians, with several family-run branches across London selling high quality frames and carrying over 300 fashion brands. In 2014, we acquired John High Opticians in Kent and improved the four existing practices by introducing higher quality eye care and a styling consultation service carried out by expert staff.

Our family and ambitions kept growing and we acquired a franchise store in Acton the same year. With a stronger motivation to succeed in our mission, we have continuously developed and improved our service by adding multi-lingual staff members to the team and provide in-depth training to our staff.

In 2016, we proudly introduced our very own hearing care centre in John High Faversham, progressing to the next step of ultimate health care by offering patients superb quality hearing aids, insightful hearing tests and tailored after care.

Today, we are a leading chain of independent opticians, with 7 branches in London and 4 in Kent.

Our services

At Eye Emporium, we want only the best for you. This is why we stock top designer glasses and sunglasses from leading brands, such as Ray Ban, Tom Ford, Oakley, Gucci, Polo Ralph Lauren, and more.

Along our standard, high quality lenses, we also give HOYA and ZEISS lens options for your glasses, which are premium for their quality and latest technology.

To find your nearest Eye Emporium, Open Eye or John High branch, please visit our store pages. To know more in detail about the services we offer, please visit our appointment types page.

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