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Well, well, well. Fancy seeing you here. Welcome to John High Opticians and Audiologists Whitstable. Our team of expert optometrists, opticians and audiologists are here to look after our community’s eyes and ears, big and small. And we know a thing or two about customer service.

You can visit us for all your family’s eye-care needs, including more
advanced eye examinations using an OCT 3D scanner. We also fit contact lenses and offer great aftercare. In our practice you’ll find frames to fit every
budget, and get your pick of the latest looks from the top designers.

And because hearing the world is just as important as seeing it, we offer a Hearing Service with a full hearing assessment, treatment and aftercare. Our
hearing tests are always free with no obligation to buy hearing aids
afterwards. If it’s ear wax bothering you, removal appointments are available
in our store.

Take care of your eyes as they deserve it.

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In recent years, there’s been a concerning rise in the prevalence of short-sightedness, medically known as Myopia, among children. While there is no cure for Myopia, it is possible to slow it down or stop it from getting worse.

Now’s the perfect time to book an eye test for your children to detect any onset of the condition.

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  • Eye tests

    Regular eye tests are essential for maintaining your eye health and protecting your vision. At John High, we offer full eye exams in all our Kent practices. Performed by our top notch optometrists.

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  • Myopia control

    Myopia, also known as being short-sighted or near-sighted, is when distant objects become blurry. At John High, we offer MiYOSMART lenses from Hoya to slow down the progression of myopia in children.

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  • Hearing Care

    We don't want you to miss a beat. So come see us for full hearing screenings, treatment and aftercare. We also stock a wide range of hearing aids. And if it's ear wax bothering you, we offer expert removal services in all our Kent practices.

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  • Contact Lens Fitting

    With the freedom and flexibility to enjoy life to the fullest, contact lenses could be the game changer you've been waiting for. Come and see our experts who'll be happy to help you find your perfect lens.

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We’re all about the small things. Meticulous attention to detail. All so you can see or hear those little things you haven’t seen or heard for a long time.

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If there's one thing we're not willing to give up on, it's our patients seeing things the way they're supposed to look. And we love glasses. Find the right pair and they'll become an important part of your personality and your self expression.

Not everyone feels like going to the optometrist, putting off that eye test time and again. We get that. At Eye Emporium we know things can be done better. We pride ourselves on our transparency, our customer service and our friendly teams who will make you feel right at home.

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  • To avoid disappointment, we always advise booking via our website or over the phone.

  • Nope! As long as you come during opening hours, our teams will be happy to help you find the perfect pair.

  • If you've had an NHS referral your eye test is free. And if you're booking privately, it will cost £35. If you'd like an OCT Scan, it's an additional £20. If you book an eye exam together with an OCT, it will cost £49.

  • Although we won't always have the exact frames in every store, we will stock something from all your favourite brands. Rest assured, you'll have plenty to choose from.

Excellent service, eye testing and varifocal lenses. I would recommend the Eye Emporium to anyone.
Gillian P
Verified Customer
Had an amazing experience here. Lovely people and great selection of glasses!
Verified Customer

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Making the right choice when it comes to looking for glasses can be a little overwhelming. We get it. Whether you're searching for the perfect frames to suit your face shape, or looking for styles that make a statement – we're here to help.

From clear glasses frames to modern round styles, we have the shapes and colours to suit every face and taste. We believe there's a pair of glasses out there for everyone, which is why most of our collections are unisex.

You can browse all our frames online and swing by your nearest store to purchase. Because we believe there’s nothing better than face-to-face service to help you find the perfect pair. And who better to help you than our friendly in-store teams.


Looking for prescription glasses? You've come to the right place. Whether you already know your prescription or not, we've got the service you need.

If you haven’t had an eye test recently, simply book an eye exam via our website at your nearest store and we’ll ensure you get the right prescription glasses.

Already have a prescription? Come to the store with your existing prescription, choose your frames, and we’ll get it sorted. And just so you know: we offer both single vision or multifocals, so the choice is yours.