About Safarian and Simon

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Safarian and Simon Opticians is an independent, healthcare-focussed therapeutic optician located in the elegant and tranquil residential area of St. John’s Wood.

Sachin and Tejal

We have been a family-orientated optician practice since first joining the neighbourhood in 1970. Since then, the practice has outgrown the original premises, due to high demand, allowing us to relocate to our new, larger premises at 72 St. John’s Wood High Street.

As a leading London optician and glass eyewear store, our ethos is to provide caring and continuous attention to each patient as an individual through our advanced skillset and highly technology based practice.

The dispensing team are friendly, highly skilled and take pride in our optical and design expertise. With our state-of-the-art equipment for eye health consultations and cutting-edge designer glasses, we not only ensure your eyes are in optimum health, but we also make you look and feel great too.

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Our Reviews

Perla Toledo
Perla Toledo
27 April 2024
I was happy with their services. They were quite patient to show all the available glasses that fit to my criteria. In the end, I managed to find a frame that I happily use.
Jamal Williams
Jamal Williams
26 April 2024
Really great experience! All the equipment was great and the Opticians were all so clear and helpful, especially Mr Sachin Patel who really explained everything with such detail so I could understand. I would recommend over and over, such professionalism and quality. 5star opticians
Mariam Khalid
Mariam Khalid
25 April 2024
Mr. Patel's clinical professionalism is unmatched. After experiencing complications from laser eye surgery and feeling frustrated by unsuccessful visits to other opticians, I found solace in Mr. Patel's expertise. His meticulous approach and keen diagnosis resolved my blurred vision after just one visit. Thanks to Mr. Patel, my eyes finally feel better, and I couldn't be more grateful for his exceptional care.
Naheem Abbas
Naheem Abbas
25 April 2024
Safarian and Simon Opticians, led by Sachin and his dedicated team, sets the gold standard in eye care. As a loyal customer for years, I can attest to their unwavering commitment to professionalism, friendliness, and cutting-edge technology. Their hospital-grade equipment ensures the highest level of care, while their extensive selection of glasses caters to every style and preference. I wholeheartedly recommend Safarian and Simon Opticians to anyone seeking top-notch eye care and a seamless, enjoyable experience.
Sally Al-Mudallal
Sally Al-Mudallal
25 April 2024
Friendly, efficient and professional - really excellent customer service with state of the art equipment. I have complex eye issues and it is most reassuring to be seen by Mr Patel in whom I have great faith. The premises are beautiful and one always feels most welcome.
Rob Henderson
Rob Henderson
22 April 2024
Sukru offered best in class customer service, making me feel extremely welcome and well informed. He clearly has a good expertise in eyeware and lens technology. He fast-tracked a set of Photochromic lenses in time for my holiday. Best opticians in London!
LH Siebert
LH Siebert
19 April 2024
Great. Bought my glasses there a couple of years ago and am always getting a great service whenever I come back there for adjustments or anything else. Also a very nice shop with a great range of glasses and sunglasses.
Arty Crafty
Arty Crafty
19 April 2024
I have been using this same optician for very many years, a better service, customer care and eye health management you wont find. I highly recommend Safarian & Simon for the most comfortable snd thorough eye testing.
Michael Gratter
Michael Gratter
18 April 2024
Excellent service from Sachin & the team. Quite simply the best Opticians to trust with your eyesight.
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Our Products and Services

Safarian and Simon deal directly with reputable manufacturers and suppliers, so we have total confidence in the products we dispense and the services we offer.

We are renowned specialists in the most advanced treatments of dry eye syndrome and blepharitis, as early technology adopters , we ensure we will be years ahead of other opticians – why miss out on vital eyecare, make sure to visit us!

Zeiss Vision Care

We offer the world-renowned Zeiss optical lenses including the most respected varifocals. Using the Zeiss Visufit which measures 45 million digital points on spectacles with 14 cameras

In-House Glazing Lab

We can provide 90% of single-vision lenses same day or next.

High-Quality Glasses

We constantly update our eyewear ranging from fashion to niche eyewear, giving you the latest looks.

Advanced Eye Exam

We perform an in-depth eye exam that delves into the overall condition of the eyes which can pinpoint earliest signs of eye conditions.
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Sachin Patel

Sachin Patel

Director Optometrist

Sachin Patel is our Director and highly skilled Optometrist.

His ability to solve patients’ needs comes from a combination of his advanced skill set and listening ability. This has allowed him to build up a great relationship with his patients.

Sachin is one of a few optometrists who has an active interest in spectacle lens dispensing, this has served his patients well as he can recommend spectacle lenses to suit a patient needs during the eye examination. His continued learning across all eyecare has gained multiple post graduate certificates and diplomas.

Navin Pundu

Navin Pundu

Manager and Eyewear Specialist

Navin has created his own legacy through his unique glasses dispensing techniques.

Due to his vast professional experience, he can recommend the perfect frame and spectacles lenses ideal to fit the patient. Navin can understand a patient needs from both a cosmetic point and clinical aspect of the prescription.

As our chief glasses frame buyer, he dedicates himself to make sure the patient receive the highest level of service and professionalism.

Sukru Yengil

Sukru Yengil

Optical Dispenser

Sukru has a great technical ability in dispensing complex prescriptions and helping to identify which glasses lens is most suited to your needs. His vast experience in the workshop allows us the ensure the spectacles are glazed and delivered to the highest standards.

Janak Nirmal

Janak Nirmal

Dispensing Optician

Janak is our Dispensing Optician with an eye for flair. He is very caring with patients and loves to showcase his ability to merge optical needs with frames to create stylish looks that best complement our patients.

Anila Mistry

Anila Mistry

Senior Optometrist

Anila has a great approach with patients and has been practicing for over twenty years. This gives her a huge around of experience and is able to really to talk through any concerns you may have. She is well versed with all our technology and will explain the results to you at the end of the exam.

Our team are like family, they can assist with all patient needs and have a friendly conversation. Every time you visit Safarian and Simon, you will see the same faces and become familiar on first name terms.

OPHTHALMOLOGY

At Safarian and Simon, we prioritise eyecare.After investing heavily in diagnostic equipment, we are able to refer even more accurately to the correct Ophthalmologist for further investigation or treatment. Rather than being told to go a particular hospital or search out your own Ophthalmologist, we have recommended surgeons, who have worked closely with Sachin Patel for over a decade, to give you the best eyecare possible.

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