Season’s Greetings from Safarian & Simon Opticians

Ah, Christmas – it truly is a wonderful time of year, bringing together friends, family and all loved ones. We sincerely hope you all had a fantastic Christmas, full of feasting, laughter and happiness, as we did too! We’ve had a few days of work since then to make sure your eyes and eyewear are still in tip top condition going into the New Year. 

As we look out of our windows, nestled in our leafy corner of St John’s Wood high street in London, we also find ourselves looking back at what has been a truly wonderful year here at Safarian & Simon Opticians.

Spotlight on Gotti Glasses in the UK

“Every Götti eyewear piece is a joy to hold and once placed on the clients they immediately can feel the lightweight quality. The range of colours and shapes makes Götti our number one eyewear with the highest number of repeat clients. Every visit from our representative Suzanne is always a joy with new designs to view,” says owner Sachin Patel.

We’ve all agreed that our favourite moment to date this year is having the honour of being featured in a blog from the award-winning eyewear brand – Gotti Switzerland! We love this brand and everything they stand for, as they mirror our own ethos in store to provide high quality eyewear. In true Swiss style, their eyewear exudes minimalism, individuality and simplicity that runs in parallel to everyday life.

Gotti Switzerland won ‘Frame of the Year’ for their ‘Perspective’ rimless collection this year at our industry’s biggest awards – the Optician Awards, in addition to winning a Gold at the International Design Awards for Eyewear in 2017.


Perfect for our customers and exactly what we look to offer as a leading fashion eyewear provider. Soon enough we hope to be the largest stockist of Gotti glasses in London, if not the UK too!

Why not visit us in the new year to see the latest Gotti Switzerland frames, including the new 3D and children’s eyewear ranges? They could be precisely the eyewear that you’ve been searching for to kick off 2019 in style and comfort…

You can check out Gotti’s feature on Safarian & Simon Opticians right here:

Exclusive stockists of Chanel in London

Gotti isn’t the only eyewear brand we’ve been loving this year – we also became exclusive stockists of Chanel in London over the summer! A fashion powerhouse that oozes all things feminine and chic, Chanel definitely adds glamour and elegance to any eyewear wardrobe, no matter the occasion.

Lily-Rose Depp ‘Chaneling’ her femininity with beautifully bold, tortoisehell Chanel glasses


Our collections are updated regularly, meaning we’ll always have the latest ranges in store for your perusal. If you’re looking for a bespoke Chanel eyewear styling consultation, you’re in the right place. Contact us in the new year to view or find out more about our haute-couture eyewear!

All Things Festive and Nice with Zeiss

zeiss lenses from safarian and simon opticians

Our ethos has always been to match our high-quality eyewear with the best quality lenses from renowned manufacturers. That’s why we are also proud to be Zeiss lens specialists this year – their lenses encompass so many daily needs for spectacle wearers that it makes them one of the top 3 spectacle lens suppliers worldwide. Whether you’re looking for special driving lenses, varifocal lenses, or digital lenses to combat eye strain due to digital devices – Zeiss will have you covered!

Specialist Eyecare Services

Now, we do pride ourselves on our range of glasses and sunglasses in store, but more importantly, it is essential to keep up with our training and qualifications as your trusted eye care professionals in St John’s Wood. So, it comes as no surprise that our director and principal optometrist Sachin Patel also gained his accreditation in enhanced eye care services for the local community.

He quickly identified that the process of going to a GP for emergency eye care might not be the most convenient and effective way of getting people seen and treated in time in local communities. And so, he endeavoured to pursue an additional qualification that would allow him to see affected individuals at the practice to ease pressure off the NHS and provide diagnosis and immediate referral for further treatment if necessary.

This means that over the course of the year, Sachin has been able to provide free, emergency eye care for minor eye conditions- including red eyes and sudden loss of vision for anyone registered to a GP in that area of London. A fantastic achievement and a great way to give back to the local community!

We also acquired a 4D OCT scanner, which allows us to see through several layers at the back of the eye, including your retina. This incredible piece of hi-tech equipment can detect early signs of eye or retinal diseases like glaucoma or diabetes that normally can’t be fully detected by solely examining the front of the eye. A complement to your comprehensive eye examination and a chance to get even more peace of mind regarding your eye health.

Read more about our OCT scan right here:

So there you have it! From eye care, to eyewear and spectacle lenses, we’ve had quite the year. If this is anything has been anything to go by, you’re definitely in for a treat in 2019! Happy New Year from all the team at Safarian & Simon Opticians and thank you for all your custom and support in 2018 – we look forward to seeing you next year!