Optima is your local Independent Optician in Faversham. We opened in Jacob Yard in 1985 and, although we are now the towns longest established optician, we are proud to still offer the latest in frame and lens technology. We believe that you are an individual and that your vision should always be the best it can be. We promise to work with you to achieve this.
Optima is accredited as a Varilux Specialist Practice and a Rodenstock Club member but we also supply lenses from Zeiss, Hoya and other major lens suppliers if required. There are many specialist occupational lenses available for specific visual tasks as well as specialist specs for many different sports. Alongside our two Optometrists we have four fully qualified Dispensing Opticians and a very experienced Dispensing Assistant so there will always be someone available to help with any queries.
We have a wide selection of frames, everything from Designer to Budget ranges and we always stock frames which are free with an NHS voucher. We work hard to source frames that you will not find elsewhere, for example we are the only stockist
of CLIC magnetic half eye Ready Readers in Kent. Our favourite frames at the moment are from ranges by Porsche, Christian Lacroix and Coco Song as well as lovely ranges of hand-painted frames from Ronit Furst and Matisse. Our latest sunglasses are from Maui Jim, Ted Baker and Wimbledon and most of them are also available with prescription lenses.
There is an extensive children's range including junior designer frames alongside special frames for babies and kids with Down syndrome. Free specs are available with an NHS voucher and others come with a free spare pair. Older kids have their own Teenage range and we encourage them to consider contact lenses for part time wear alongside their specs for social use, sport or dance.
We have appointments for both Private and NHS eye examinations. We are a referral centre for both the Swale PEARS scheme and the east Kent IOP referral service which means we have close links with the local eye clinics. We also run Low Vision clinics and Dry eye assessments. Contact lens appointments are available 5 days a week, we supply all types of contact lenses including gas permeable and hold CIBA Dailies Aquacomfort-plus lenses in stock. We can have lenses delivered to you at home or at work and have many different payment plans to choose from.
Our Colorimetry service investigates and treats Visual Stress which can be a major factor in Dyslexia/ Irlens /Reading Difficulties as well as helpful for some Stoke patients & Migraine sufferers. We accept funding from Student Support Services/ LEAs and schools and are happy to use NHS vouchers towards the cost where applicable.
We always try to offer excellent quality at reasonable prices but know that people always want an extra deal! When purchasing any specs with frames outside our budget range you can have a free Single Vision Spare Pair but, as always, we treat you as an individual and so if you prefer you could also choose from free lens or coating upgrades, prescription sunglasses, or some discount schemes instead.
We are open Monday to Saturday 9.30 to 5.30 and look forward to seeing you!
Optima Opticians is a proud member of the Faversham Rewards scheme.