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City Eyes Ophthalmic Opticians

Welcome to City Eyes Ophthalmic Opticians. We are ab exclusive independent clinic which was established in 1988 by Charles Babumba, BSc(Hons), DOpt, CCEH (Moorfields).

We are a forward-looking practice, with innovative ideas and a progressive approach to eye care services and treatment. In addition to the normal optician services, we offer risk-free eye corrective treatments in the form of Orthokeratology (OrthoK) and Colourimetry as well as pre-laser consultancy. Other specialist areas include: Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, Cataract, Glaucoma and the control of short-sightedness (Myopia) in children and young adults.

Our highly skilled staff regularly attend seminars and conferences in the USA, UK and the rest of Europe and trained to use our latest state-of-the-art hi-tech diagnostic equipment.

18+ Point Optical Health Examination

Looking after your optical health means a great deal more than just testing your eyes. This is why we conduct a detailed 18+ optical health analysis.

Your long-term, optical health depends on your eyes working together as a team. A crucial part of your Optical Health Analysis will be for us to test your pupil reflexes to check for possible damage to the nerves that serve your eyes.

If you regularly use computers and VDUs, we’ll carry out some key tests using the unique Prio-Vision Tester. This amazing equipment will simulate a computer screen at an appropriate working distance and its illumination is designed to determine and quantify the exact stress that your eyes are under when you are using a computer.

Ortho-K Overnight Lenses

Ortho-K overnight lenses correct vision without the need for contact lenses during the day. This is made possible by a specially designed Ortho-K contact lens that reverses the power of the cornea at the front of the eye during overnight wear. Once the full effect of the Ortho-K process has taken place the eye is effectively ‘normal’ and can see clearly during the day.

Although laser eye surgery is quite a safe procedure, there is always a possibility of experiencing problems, which maybe irreversable. However, if you stop wearing Ortho-K overnight lenses the eye goes back to normal, making them a truly risk free alternative to laser eye surgery.

Our practitioner Charles Babumba made an Ortho-K overnight lenses related TV appearance on ITV’s This Morning. Watch here.

City Eyes Ophthalmic Opticians

Designer Spectacles

We offer a wide range of designer brand spectacles:

  • Tom Ford
  • Oliver Peoples
  • Modo
  • Lunor
  • Raybans
  • Oakley
  • Armani
  • Silhouette
  • TD Tom Davies (bespoke)
  • Calvin Klein
  • Maui Jim
  • Flexon
  • Dior
  • Bulgari
  • Prada
  • Gucci
  • Steve H New York
  • William Morris
  • Zeiss Lenses

…and many more

The latest technology provides the thinnest lenses in plastic, glass and polycarbonate (Nikon, Zeiss, Rodenstock, Essilor etc).

Specialist Lenses

City Eyes is an Acuvue Centre of Excellence practice which ensures our patients will get the right contact lens options to suit their lifestyle, and be given the training for fitting and maintenance of their own lenses.

We offer the following specialist lenses:

  • Individually Customised Soft, Rigid Gas Permeable and Hybrid Lenses.
  • Coloured/Tinted Soft Lenses for Cosmetic or Treatment Purposes.
  • Soft, Gas Permeable or Hybrid Lenses for Keratoconus and other Irregular Corneas (Ectasia).
Meibography scanning for treatment of dry eyes

Diagnostic Equipment

At City Eyes Ophthalmic Opticians we use the latest hi-tech diagnostic equipment to provide a comprehensive 18+ point eye examination, vision analysis and assessment of the visual pathways to ensure the continued health and well-being of your eyes.

Using our laser diagnostic equipment, we can detect early stages of:

  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetes
  • Tumours
  • Blood Vessel Blockages (embolus) and other potentially life-threatening health-related conditions



Contact Us

Suite 91 (3rd Floor), 65 London Wall London, EC2M 5TU
Tel: 0207 638 6192 (24 hrs)

Opening Hours
Mon – Fri: 9.00am – 5.30pm
Saturday: By special arrangement only

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