Welcome to In-Focus Opticians

As experts in eye care, our team of friendly and experienced staff are committed to putting your health first. Whether you’re due an eye test, looking for some designer frames or thinking about trialling contact lenses, we’ll take care of your every need.

We stock designer frames and sunglasses from leading brands - including Chanel, Gucci, Tom Ford, Ray-Ban and many, many more. We are also one of the first opticians in the country to stock the much anticipated David Beckham eyewear range! So, if you’re looking for corrective eye wear that doesn’t compromise on style, look no further.

Find answers to our most frequently asked questions.

Book or amend your appointment with us online today.

Are you ready to book an appointment with the In-Focus team? Simply fill out the form below and we’ll come back to you. Alternatively, you can use the form to amend an existing booking.

Here you’ll find our most frequently asked questions. Can’t see your query below? Give us a call on 020 7613 3553 - our friendly team will be happy to help!


Eye Test + Prescription

How often do my eyes need testing?

To ensure sharp vision and healthy eyes, it’s advisable that you have regular examinations - with the NHS recommending you get your eyes tested every 2 years (this may change depending on advice given by your ophthalmic practitioner or optometrist).


What happens if I need to cancel my eye test?

You can use our online booking system to amend your appointment and let us know if you need to rearrange. Alternatively, phone the practice or drop in and ask us to update your appointment.


What is involved in an In-Focus eye test?

After asking you a few questions on your vision, general health, family, work and lifestyle in general, our opticians will examine your eyes for the following:

Vision quality

Unaided and aided (with any glasses or contacts you already use)

Eye muscle performance and health

Internal eye health

Front of eye health – including eye fluid pressure if over the age of 40

Further tests for depth perception, colour vision and visual field may also be performed if required. All these tests are carried out using the very best in eye examination technology and with your In-Focus optician providing step by step explanations, so that you know what’s involved at each stage.


Choosing and Buying Spectacles + Sunglasses

What brands do you sell at In-Focus Opticians?

We sell a vast array of the most desirable brands from Ray-Ban and Tom Ford to Dolce and Gabbana and Prada. Please click here to view a full list of the brands we stock.


How long will I have to wait for my new glasses?

At In-Focus, we have an in-house glazing lab. This means that, if we have your prescription lenses in stock, we can have your glasses made up on that day. Alternatively, we can order your lenses the same day and then carry out the glazing in house.


Can you repair glasses?

Yes, but it depends on the damage and the type of repair needed. We can replace screws, nose pads and carry out a thorough service on most spectacles. However in some cases, where spectacles are badly damaged, a new pair will need to be purchased.


Do you have different types of lenses?

Yes, we sell single vision lenses, varifocal lenses, bifocal lenses and transition lenses. Our experts in store will help find the perfect lens for you and your frames.


Do you have prescription sunglasses?

Yes, in most instances we can put your recommended prescription in your chosen pair of sunglasses; however, it is not possible in all styles. Please visit our store and we can discuss all the options available to you.


Eye Test + Prescription

Contact Lenses

Contact lenses can be a great choice for many people. Recent advances in lens design mean that contact lenses are comfortable, offer better vision and are more affordable than ever before. To find out which contact lens is suitable for you, please book a contact lens examination today.


What are the benefits of wearing contact lenses?

Contact lenses offer freedom from wearing glasses, look more natural and provide an unobstructed view and are suitable for people of all ages who live an active lifestyle. They are great for sports, dancing, driving and many other activities. You’re also able to wear your choice of sunglasses with contact lenses.


Do I need a prescription to start wearing contact lenses?

Yes, you need a valid and in-date prescription for contact lenses. Contact lenses come in many designs and only an optometrist or eye specialist is qualified to know and recommend which lens and prescription is right for you.


Can I use my spectacle prescription to buy contact lenses?

No. A contact lens prescription is different from a spectacle prescription.

About us

Here at In-Focus Opticians, we have more than 30 years of experience in providing quality eye care and are committed to ensuring you receive exceptional service every time.

Our state-of-the-art equipment combined with the experience and competency of trained optometrists means we’re best-placed to provide our patients with an in-depth and thorough consultation.

At In-Focus Opticians, our patients are at the heart of what we do - and we’re dedicated to providing you with the highest level of eye care possible.

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Services offered


Eye tests

The eye is a complex part of the body and damage can occur without any apparent symptoms. Eye diseases can progress quickly if left untreated, which is why it’s so important to stick to your routine check ups. We allow a minimum of 30 minutes for an adult eye exam, ensuring that our optometrist will have the time to conduct a thorough and in-depth examination.

During your consultation, we’ll cover the following:


Symptoms and history
Vision check
Eye health check
Discussion and conclusions


NHS eye tests and vouchers

We’re also proud to work alongside the NHS - which means that, if you qualify, you can receive a voucher that will cover the cost of your eye test. The cost of glasses - if required - may also be covered, but this will be dependent on your personal circumstances and eligibility. The voucher can also be used towards the cost of contact lenses if this was a preferred option.

To quality for a free sight test, you must fall into one of the following categories:



Are aged under 16
Are aged 16, 17 or 18 & in full-time education
Are aged 60 or above
Registered as partially sighted or blind
Diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
Are aged 40 or over - and your parent(s), sibling or child has been diagnosed with glaucoma
Advised that you’re at risk of glaucoma by an ophthalmologist
Prisoner on leave from prison

Find out more about NHS eye tests here

You're also entitled if you or your partner – including civil partner – receive, or you're under the age of 20 and the dependant of someone receiving:

Income Support
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
Universal Credit and meet the necessary criteria



Eye wear

Glasses are made up of two key components: the frames and the lenses themselves. Our experienced staff will help you select frames for your prescription, face shape and style - so you can rest assured you’ll get the best outcome for your wants and needs. Choice of glasses is subject to the individual, and we’re happy to help you find the best fit for you - ensuring you leave us feeling happy and confident in your decision.

In-house glazing lab

Unlike many other opticians where you’re required to have an eye test, choose your frames and then have your prescription made up - which can take anywhere from 2 to 14 days - here at In-Focus, we have a glazing lab in house. This means that, if we have your prescription lenses in stock, we can have your glasses made up the same day! Alternatively, we can order your lenses to arrive the next day and then carry out the glazing in house. This means you’re not waiting on a third party and you can walk away wearing your beautiful new frames within 24 hours!



Contact lenses

Contact lenses offer a great alternative to wearing glasses and can be ideal for different lifestyles. During your consultation, we’ll explain all about the health and safety of wearing contact lenses, as well as whether you would be more suited to wearing daily disposable lenses or monthly lenses which require cleaning.

If you opt for contact lens wear, a thorough exam will help to ensure the lenses fit comfortably - taking into consideration things like moisture and eye shape to give you the best visual correction solution for your needs.

Expert eye care advice

To ensure sharp vision and healthy eyes, it’s advisable that you have regular examinations - with the NHS recommending you get your eyes tested every 2 years (this may change depending on advice given by your ophthalmic practitioner or optometrist).

We’re trained to recognise if there are any changes or abnormalities with your eyes, so one of the benefits of regular eye tests is being able to identify any potential eye diseases early. From glaucoma and allergies to dry eyes and even diabetes, the eyes are one of the key ways of identifying that there’s a problem. An early diagnosis means that treatment can be advised where necessary and this can help to delay or prevent further damage.


If you have any concerns or queries about your eye health, we’re here to help. Call us on 0207 613 3553 or pop into the opticians to book an appointment today.

Your eye test explained

An eye test allows us to check the health of your eyes and we allow a minimum of 30 minutes for an adult eye exam. This ensures we have sufficient time to conduct a thorough and in-depth examination. During your appointment we’ll carry out a variety of tests and discuss your history and any symptoms you may be experiencing, carry out a comprehensive vision and general eye health check and then discuss how to proceed based on our findings.

Your prescription explained

Your prescription is written once all the necessary tests and checks have been carried out by our in-store optometrist and you’ll be given a copy of this. Your prescription will often come with abbreviations and numbers which are used by optometrists and if you have any difficulty in understanding what your prescription means for you, we’ll be happy to explain. We’ve broken down some of the abbreviations below to help you better understand your prescription:

Rx = Prescription
L = Left eye
R = Right eye
SPH = Sphere: shows how long or short sighted you are
CYL = Cylinder: measures the amount of astigmatism you have that needs to be corrected
AXIS = measure in degrees, this tells us the direction of the astigmatism

Find us

If you have any concerns or queries about your eye health, we’re here to help. Call us on 0207 613 3553 or pop into the opticians to book an appointment today.

Visit us in store
431-433 Bethnal Green Rd London E2 0AN

Call us
020 7613 3553

Business hours
Monday to Saturday 9am-5:30pm


Book or amend your appointment with us online today.

Are you ready to book an appointment with the In-Focus team? Simply fill out the form below and we’ll come back to you. Alternatively, you can use the form to amend an existing booking.