Eye tests on the King’s Road

Eye tests on the King’s Road

With so many of us working, communicating, socialising and even doing our fitness classes via a screen, it’s no surprise our eyes are struggling. Studies show that the average adult now spends 40% of a 24-hour day looking at a screen. And that means many of us are now experiencing eye strain, tiredness and headaches. If you’re one of them, here’s where to get your eyes tested on the King’s Road (even during lockdown) and find a Zoom-call appropriate pair of specs you’ll love.


This New York eyewear label combines decades of optometry expertise with stylish design. Family-run and founded by an optician, they’re accepting eye test bookings by appointment only. Call the store on 020 7379 1915 to book an eye exam. A mask will be required.

74 King’s Road, London SW3 4tZ

David Clulow

The David Clulow store is currently open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 10am-6.30pm. You can book an eye exam directly through their online booking system. Alternatively, call ahead on 020 7376 5733 or email kingsroad@davidclulow.com to enquire and book. As part of their quality promise, tailored eye care and free aftercare for 12 months are all part of your eye test.

185 King’s Road, London, SW3 5EB

Auerbach & Steele

The team at 123 King’s Road are prioritising urgent eyecare, but are offering routine appointments whenever their is capacity. By appointment only opening hours run Monday to Saturday, 10am-6pm. Call 020 7349 0001 or click here to fill out an online booking form. Temperature checks and masks are mandatory when you arrive for your appointment.

123 King’s Road, London SW3 4PL

Chelsea Eye Centre

In Chelsea since the early 1980s, Chelsea Eye Centre is open for eye tests an ocular emergencies. Their experience optometrist will establish if glasses (or a new prescription) are required and check the health of your eyes. Call 020 7351 3847 to book an appointment.

176 King’s Road, London SW3 4UP

Jimmy Fairly

Open for free eye tests, Jimmy Fairly offer beautiful glasses with £99 prescription lenses include. For every pair you purchase, Jimmy Fairly provide a person in need with a pair of their own through their partners Restoring Vision. Book here for a 30-minute optometrist appointment.

170 King’s Road, London SW3 4UP

In the meantime, our top tip is to follow the “20-20-20” rule as much as possible to protect your sight. Look at something 20ft away for 20 seconds, every 20 minutes while looking at a screen to help refocus your eyes and avoid eye strain.

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