Children’s Eyecare

Children’s Eye Exams are FREE on the NHS.


It is not necessary for a child to be able to read or even speak in order for our eye professionals to check if glasses are required to improve their vision.

Testing the Eyes of a Child

Loveday Opticians offers child-friendly tests that will tell us – and you – everything we need to know about your child’s eye health. Children don’t have to be able to read to have an eye test.
We’ll ask you about family history and check your child’s sight against expected levels of development for their age. We’ll assess their vision and see if it needs correcting, then discuss the results clearly with you.
Children qualify for an NHS voucher and we have a great range of kids glasses ranging from coloured metals to funky plastics, cost covered by your NHS Voucher, meaning complete pairs of glasses and repairs at no charge.

Child-friendly Eye Care

Once they’ve had their first eye exam, your child will soon get into the habit of having their eyes checked regularly. We like to see children at least every year to ensure we and you are looking after their precious sight and to help you with any questions you have about your child’s vision.

Come in with your child to see us anytime. Older children may be interested in contact lenses – click here for more information.


We are determined to give our local community in Harlow the best eye care support possible.
We offer free nhs eye tests for under 16’s as well as free glasses in our £64 kids range and £89 teens range.

These glasses also now come with a second pair at half price from the same price range!


Been coming here since I was about 3 years and am now 47 years old. Been a regular here since around 1983. Only in the last few days 3 has the legendary Mr Foster (MA Foster) retired and sold the practice. The new team are impressive too and invested heavily into the facilities. The same secretary (Miriam ) from the 1990's still holds the fort. The new optician Saloami is really nice and does a good eye test.The manager and head optician Agga is really something special. A lovely young lady.
Samuel Covill
Samuel Covill
22:16 04 Jan 24
Full PPI observed including distances and cleaning seats before and after use
mike moody
mike moody
00:50 19 May 21
Extremely professional and very Covid safe. Genuinely delighted to have been recommended this opticians
Nicky Gist
Nicky Gist
11:34 18 May 21
Outstanding care, professional with covid regulations followed throughout my Assessment, very caring and polite staff would highly recommend.
Nicola Bowe
Nicola Bowe
14:26 27 Feb 21
Brilliant - Been a customer here since 1978 ! Got my first glasses here when about 2 years old and am now over 40! Have not lived in New Barnet or East Barnet since 2010 but didn't want to change to an optician closer to home. Pity Mr Foster has just retired and sold the business last year so it remains to be seen how the new owners will progress but no complaints so far.
14:55 09 May 18