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Optical Express

Optical Express is one of the UK’s leading eye care specialists, with over 200 locations nationwide staffed by professional opticians with access to all the latest technological developments. Our fully trained opticians carry out thousands of comprehensive eye tests each week, providing patients with the ideal solution as well as identifying other optical issues such as cataracts.

We are the world’s leading laser eye surgery specialist. Our surgeons have treated over 700,000 patients, giving freedom from glasses and contact lenses.

Optical Express is also one of the nation’s largest providers of glasses and contact lenses with a wide range of frames suited to all ages and budgets, from designer names to unique styles.Find your nearest Optical Express opticians and book an eye test for free laser eye consultation with one of our experienced opticians today.

Laser Eye Surgery

Optical Express is renowned as a leader in the field of laser eye surgery. Over 22 million people worldwide now have freedom from glasses and contact lenses, and our ongoing research and development of laser technology has led to us becoming the world’s number one provider of advanced laser eye surgery, offering both LASIK and LASEK treatments.

You’ll enjoy a professional and welcoming atmosphere when you choose Optical Express for your eye care, so turn to us when you’re considering improving your vision with laser eye surgery. Browse the stories of some of our many satisfied customers by having a look at our laser eye surgery reviews and find out more about laser eye surgery costs today.Our fully trained laser eye specialists will discuss your laser surgery options and advise on the right treatment for you. Book your free laser surgery consultation online and take the first step to changing your life.

Eye Tests

Opticians at Optical Express provide you with the most comprehensive eye test available. Our fully qualified opticians can recommend the best optical solution for you and advise you on other eye and health issues, from high blood pressure to identifying early signs of eye disease.

We are the only eye clinic to employ corneal specialists alongside opticians, ensuring that a consultation with one of our opticians will provide the best of all alternatives for you. Free eye care is provided for children under 16 and adults over 60 years of age, or those in education up to 19 years of age. Book your eye test with one of our opticians today.

Contact Lenses

Optical Express is a major provider of contact lenses with a range of lenses available to suit your unique requirements. We offer daily, fortnightly and monthly disposable lenses as well as coloured contact lenses, all from well known brands including ACUVUE, AIR OPTIX, and DAILY VISION.

All our contact lenses are available to buy online with free delivery on all orders and personal aftercare available with opticians in stores across the UK.

Glasses and Sunglasses
We have one of the largest ranges of glasses and sunglasses in the UK, with designer frames from top fashion designers including Prada, Gucci and Police in addition to frames uniquely designed for Optical Express customers.

Our optical assistants will help you find the perfect frames for you, from rimless models to plastic and metal frames in an unbeatable range of designs suited to your unique face shape and style. Our range of designer sunglasses provide you with 100 per cent UV protection, reducing your chance of eye disease and helping you look your best all year round.



Opening Hours

Monday9am - 5pm
Tuesday9am - 5pm
Wednesday9am - 5pm
Friday9am - 5pm
Saturday9am - 5pm