About Us

Our Evolution

Our History

Since moving to our current premises in the late 1980’s, the Mason’s Avenue Practice has maintained its status as one of the most professional independent Opticians in the City of London. A policy of only employing professionally trained staff, introducing the latest diagnostic instrumentation and fully computerising the Practice, has carried the Company successfully into the 21st Century.
With a team of Experienced Optometrists using 3 fully equipped consulting rooms,  Professionally Qualified Dispensing Opticians and Fully Qualified Optical Assistants, we are able to offer a high standard of service and investigate the most challenging of eye conditions and spectacle prescriptions.

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What Makes Us Different

Our Specialities

Eye Examination

Eye examinations are an important way of monitoring your general health and maintaining your eyes at their optimum focus. We recommend sight examinations on a…


At Hodd Barnes & Dickins Ltd we have always taken pride in putting our patients needs first, and our team of qualified Dispensing Opticians will…

Contact Lenses

If you are just visiting or a local looking for Contact Lenses in London, then Hodd Barnes & Dickins carry stock of some of the…


If you are looking for Sunglasses in London, the Hodd Barnes & Dickins carry an extensive range of fashionable Sunglasses from all major brands including…

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Extensive Range of Spectacles & Sunglasses

We carry stock of some of the worlds biggest fashion designers brands.

Extensive Range of Spectacles & Sunglasses

Our Services

What We Offer

Company VDU Sight Tests

Company VDU Sight Tests Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 are in place to protect employees from any risks associated with Display Screen Equipment (DSE) (ie computers and…

Diabetic Monitoring

Since 1997 Hodd Barnes &a Dickins Ltd has been an approved Diabetic Screening centre and we have continued to expand on the experience gained through the scheme to monitor many…

Eye Examination

Eye examinations are an important way of monitoring your general health and maintaining your eyes at their optimum focus. We recommend sight examinations on a 2 yearly basis, exceptions being…

Glaucoma Assessment

Contact Hodd Barnes for a Glaucoma Assessment in London -  Assessing the optic nerve for early signs of Glaucoma requires a high level of instrumentation and skill. Our screening  tests…


  Orthokeratology is the reduction, modification or elimination of a visual defect by the programmed application of contact lenses. It is a safe, reversible system of non-surgical vision correction that…


OCT Examination London  - Oct is a non-invasive, non-contact, trans-pupillary imagine technique able to produce high resolution images detailing the structure of the eye in 3d, from the cornea through…

Serving the City

We are one of the oldest Independent Opticians in the City of London Employing professionally qualified Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians, we offer high levels of skill and experience in a relaxed atmosphere. Personal service and attention to detail are very important to us.

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Brands We Stock

Brands we stock



Latest News

Easter Opening Times…

Our Easter opening times are as follows…. Thursday 29th March:                                             08:30 am – 17:30 pm (Good Friday) Friday 30th March:                          Closed Monday 2nd April:                                                    Closed Tuesday 3rd April:                                                    08:30 am – 17:30 pm From all of us at Hodd Barnes & Dickins Opticians, we would like to wish you all a very happy Easter…..

Online Appointment Booking Coming Soon

We are pleased to announce that from the 1st Feb 2017 you can now book your eye test   with our team on our web booking page. Watch out for further details in our news section.

2 out of 5 eye tests not up to scratch, according to Which?

We investigated 30 opticians and found many issued inaccurate prescriptions, missed important tests or failed to warn about health risks An undercover Which? investigation into the quality of eye tests has found that almost half of opticians investigated were not up to scratch. We sent undercover researchers into branches of independent opticians and chains such as Boots Opticians, Optical Express and Specsavers for an eye test, and asked a panel of experts to assess recordings of the appointments. A total…