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"Iris Optical were great. I needed a reliable optician with a decent range of fashionable frames who I could trust to replace a set of varifocals (bought elsewhere) which I’d struggled with for over a year. Iris identified a number of serious faults with them, and my new pair are so good I feel like I’m wearing contacts! Excellent service, friendly and knowledgeable, and cheaper than my previous place. Hugely recommended for their reliability, knowledge and customer service."

Ben Rigden (Folkestone, United Kingdom)

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about Iris Optical...

Established by optician Russell Scher FADO MFDO in 1999, Iris Optical began life in 1999 as Iris Online Contact Lens Centre. Contact lens customers began asking whether we could also supply spectacles, and so in May 2001 Iris Spectacles was launched and the company's premises by London's Tower Bridge was opened to the public.

A second store, in Richmond, Surrey, followed in 2005 and housed our first sunglass collection as well as a similar range of spectacles to that found in Iris Tower Bridge. Richmond's success led to the opening of a third store, in the City of London, in 2007.

  1. We now offer eye tests!