Welcome to City Eyes Opticians. London’s exclusive independent eye clinic.

Established in 1988 by Charles Babumba, BSc(Hons), DOpt, CCEH (Moorfields).

We are a forward looking practice, with innovative ideas, a progressive approach to eyecare services and treatment. We use state-of-the-art hi-tech diagnostic equipment, stock fashionable/designer spectacle frames and sunglasses. We are up to date with the latest vision correction procedures including Orthokeratology (OrthoK) and Colourimetry. We offer pre-assessments and unbiased advice about corrective laser eye surgery.

We regularly attend seminars and conferences in the USA, UK and the rest of Europe, so as to keep in tune with current and future research for the treatment of eye diseases, like Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Cataract, Glaucoma and the control of short sightedness (Myopia) in children and young adults.

Ortho-K overnight lenses
the safe alternative to laser surgery

Watch Charles Babumba in a live demonstration of the Ortho K overnight lenses with Philip Schofield on the ‘This Morning’ national breakfast TV show.

Philip wore the lenses overnight prior to the show and then had his eyes scanned showing how they had improved his sight, live on national TV.

Don’t like wearing contact lenses. Laser surgery not for you then Ortho K could be your answer?

Tell me more about Ortho K lens

Ortho K overnight lenses correct your vision without the need to wear contact lenses during the day. The Ortho K lens reverses the power of the cornea at the front of the eye during overnight wear, which allows you to see without the need for lenses whilst you are awake.

Duncan Perry, a 33-year old sales manager from Fulham, west London, has been an Ortho K guinea pig for four months. Though only minimally short-sighted, without correction he squints and is very tired by the end of the day. ‘I’d rather not wear anything, but I didn’t fancy laser surgery,’ he says. ‘My optometrist recommended I try Ortho K, which cost about the same as my ordinary lenses. They are harder than normal lenses and at first were more uncomfortable to put in and take out. You have to use eye drops to lubricate your eyes. But I’ve got used to it and, of course you’re asleep while they’re in, so there’s no prolonged discomfort.’

Duncan Perry
Guardian Health Section

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