About Us

Who we are

Eye Emporium and Open Eye are independent opticians, contact lens specialists, and qualified audiologists operating in London. We've been serving the local community since 1996.

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 vision

Our vision is to provide world class clinical standards and unrivalled customer care. Our hand-picked clinicians take the time to understand their patients’ individual needs, offering a highly focused and professional optical service. We cater for all patients ranging from children to the elderly, providing comprehensive eye examinations carried out by highly qualified optometrists.

Our story

Over 25 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 our Kent practices and improved them 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 Kent, progressing to the next step of ultimate health care by offering patients superb quality hearing aids, 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 products

At Eye Emporium, we want only the best for your eyes. This is why we store top designer glasses and sunglasses from leading designer brands, such as Ray Ban, Emporio Armani, Prada, Gucci, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, Hugo Boss, Dior, Jimmy Choo, Carrera, Oakley, and more.

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

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