Optician recommendation

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Tuesday 17 February 2015 8.55am
HI there,

Does anyone have a particularly trusted local optician they would recommend? I used to go to the 20/20 store on Tottenham Court Road, but now that's closed I thought it would be nice to support a local independent rather than just going to Specsavers or Boots. Any pointers very welcome.

Thanks.
Tuesday 17 February 2015 12.18pm
I really recommend the Institute of Optometry http://www.ioo.org.uk/ I don't think you can get better eye care anywhere
Tuesday 17 February 2015 1.43pm
I second Sarah, they are fantastic I have been going there for over 50 years.
Tuesday 17 February 2015 2.09pm
A quick bus ride across Tower Bridge eyediology http://eyediologyopticians.co.uk on commercial street are very good. I have been using them for about ten years.
Thursday 18 August 2016 8.25am
I know that looking for Opticians isn't the most topical discussion thread but I think we should celebrate the Institute of Optometry. My family have eye tests there and ended up needing some extra tests for Visual Stress.
Most people don't realise that the white building on Newington Causeway houses a centre of excellence which trains professionals. We're very lucky that it is accessible and local to us with specialist eye care that most high street opticians can't provide.
I'm posting this because as the area is being revamped I don't want to lose all of our wonderful local landmarks/services. So if you've used the Institute of Optometry let me know.
Thursday 18 August 2016 11.34am
I went to the Institute for the first time about 10 years ago thanks to this website. I had every test possible (both glasses & contact lenses) paid them 100 and said when I can out it was the best money I had ever spend. Their organisation can sometimes be a little haphazard but their eye care is fabulous
Friday 19 August 2016 3.04am
barnes, borough high street

unfortunately, they are to close next month and return to camberwell
Friday 19 August 2016 7.49am
I too use the Institute of Optometry. Much more thorough with their eye tests than one of the High Street chains. I'd certainly recommend them - but hope their premises don't get bulldozed!
Friday 19 August 2016 6.11pm
Alberta Ally wrote:
I too use the Institute of Optometry. Much more thorough with their eye tests than one of the High Street chains. I'd certainly recommend them - but hope their premises don't get bulldozed!

Another recommendation from me for Institute of Optometry - unless you are over 60 or on benefits when it is free, the cost is a bit more than the high street opticians but well worth it. I went for my checkup recently and they told me when that area gets redeveloped to what is going to be called the 'Triangle', the Institute will be allocated a space where Car Point is now.

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