Services

Curry & Paxton have been manufacturing ophthalmic instruments since 1886. Today we continue to provide multiple services to meet your clinical needs. The services are available both in person at our Practice in Shoreditch, East London or remotely via our website both designed to ensure your Curry & Paxton frames are as you need them to be. The following details our services and how they can benefit you. We pride ourselves on our personal approach and as such request that you contact us directly for your personalised needs whether in store or online.

Eye examinations

Our eye examination room is currently under refurbishment and will reopen at the end of the Summer. To enquire about a booking call us on +44(0)20 7033 4303 or visit us at The Practice at 20 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3DU.

Prescriptions

It is important to have your eyes examined and prescription checked at least once every two years - even if there’s no change to your vision. If there is, we offer an in-person or virtual prescription service that can be added to both our optical and sunglass frames. We have an extensive range of prescription lenses which you can find detailed below. Contact our Practice Manager to discuss your needs. You will also find helpful information on our FAQ page.

Personalisation

Most wearers of spectacles wear them all day, every day. For those of us fortunate to be in sunnier climes the same can be said for Sunglasses. We want your frames to more than compensate for the inconvenience of short or longsightedness, not only in comfort and functionality, but also style. Eyewear is an instant style enhancer, and today we offer our archival, iconic designs with our personalisation service. Contact us to discuss your needs.

Tinted
We offer a variety of coloured lenses including blue, pink, yellow, brown, grey and green.

Gradient
These are dark profile lenses that fade down into a lighter transition through the lens. A good choice if it is important for others to see your eyeline during conversation. Available in grey and brown.

Polarised
High quality lenses that prevent over exposure of light into your eyes. They have a virtually invisible filter to eliminate the amount of reflecting light that enters the eye. They not only reduce glare, they make images appear sharper and clearer, increasing visual clarity and comfort. Available in grey, brown and green.

Transitional
Responsive lenses which change tone depending on light exposure. They darken in the sunlight and lighten in softer light or the dark.

Nose Pads
Adhesive stick on nose pads to our acetate frames comfort and fit, particularly suited for low bridge/nose crest clients.

Variable Lens Weight
Ultra thin lenses suitable for higher prescriptions. These are tailored to you to ensure a comfortable weight and fit.

Lenses

All our frames are fitted with non-prescription lenses which are ready to wear and can be changed by a local optician if required. We can also tailor the type of lens you need for your prescription or computer work. Contact us to discuss your needs.

Single vision distance
Lenses that will aid and correct your depth of perception for far sight.

Single vision reading
Lenses that will aid and correct your depth of perception for near sight ie full arms length or close proximity.

Varifocal
Blended lens which transitions from distance into intermediate into reading. This is a balanced proportion lens with an increased window of sight.

Blueshield
Blueshield or Computer lenses are non-prescription lenses with UV protection (BLF) available for personalisation of every Curry & Paxton optical frame. Blueshield prevents UV penetration through the lens, preventing eye strain or over exposure to light reducing the likelihood of eye fatigue, migraines and headaches.

Single vision distance Sunglasses
Colour tinted UV protected lens that will aid and correct your depth of perception for far sight.

Single vision reading Sunglasses
Colour tinted UV protected lens that will aid and correct your depth of perception for near sight

Varifocal Sunglasses
Blended UV protected colour tinted lens that transitions from distance into intermediate into reading. This is a balanced proportion lens with an increased window of sight.

Home Try On

Find your perfect frame from the comfort of your home with the convenience of our Home Try-On Service. Here is the step by step process.

1. Contact us with details of the frames you would like to try.

2. We will raise a ‘holding order’ for £120.00 (up to 3 frames) or £200.00 (5 frames) which you would need to pay prior to shipping.

3. The payment is not charged to your card but is held over for 5 days.

4. The frames are sent to you on a next day delivery service free of charge.

5. You will need to return the frames to us within the 5 days using our free returns service – contact us and we will  provide the necessary documentation.

6. Once the frames are received back we will cancel the holding order payment.

7. You then place a new order for the frame(s) you choose – no obligation.