Rest assured that you are in very capable hands with our professional team. Our staff are here to give you our full attention and every member of the team has your eye health as their major concern. We continually update our skills and our eye examinations utilise the latest technology and we offer bespoke frames and lenses. We are also centres of excellence for many contact lens and ophthalmic lens suppliers. Our branches offer convenience and professionalism in a friendly atmosphere.

Serviced Areas

  • Bournemouth & Poole

Contact Details

  City Bournemouth
  Postcode BH2 6DW
  Address 55 Bourne Ave
  Phone Number 012 0231 7313

Products & Services

Eye examinations

There is a difference between a ‘sight test’ and an eye examination. A sight test is helpful only in ascertaining the need for a corrective prescription. It does NOT tell the whole story. Other factors such as binocular vision (how your eyes work together) and accommodation (how well your eyes adjust their focus) also impact the spectacle prescription.

Regular eye examinations are the best way to detect eye health problems such as cataracts and glaucoma in time for effective treatment. These examinations could also uncover serious overall health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes or thyroid disorders.

Our optometrists recommend an annual eye examination. Prescriptions might only change every few years but it is important to monitor the general health of the eye on an annual basis to prevent and treat problems.

Laser Eye Surgery

Laser corrective surgery now offers the option to people who need corrective lenses but who prefer not to wear glasses or contact lenses. Laser surgery can correct your vision if you are shortsighted, longsighted or if you have astigmatism.

CLASSIC Eyes has offered laser eye surgery assessments since the practice was established in 2000. We work closely with ADVANCE VISIONCARE Clinic in Harley Street and particularly Mr. C. T. Pillai, one of the UK’s most respected, highly trained and experienced Consultant Refractive Surgeons.

In order to find out if a patient is suitable for laser eye surgery an initial assessment will be carried out in practices. The optometrist will take time to explain the procedure and its pros and cons, discuss predicted results and answer all questions. If a patient wishes to proceed, an appointment will be made to assess suitability for treatment.

The treatment itself takes place at the Advance VisionCare Clinic, although the initial assessment and aftercare will be carried out locally in the practice. To ensure that a patient is suitable for treatment they will undergo an extensive session of diagnostic tests in order to decide if they are suitable.

Customer Testimonials

Classic Eyes do the most thorough eye test. Staff are well trained across the board and are super helpful and ready with advice on all their products.

Great service and experience for some years

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During this years National Eye Health week we at Classic Eyes will be promoting the importance of spending time outdoors. Recent research has shown that children need to spend more than an hour, and preferably at least two hours, a day outside to help
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Eye infections: We are seeing quite a few children (and adults)with viral eye infections. If your child has sore red eyes please isolate them as viral conjunctivitis is highly contagious. Make sure they get extra rest and keep them well hydrated. There
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The key to having and maintaining healthy eyes is in the early detection of potential problems. We have been using optomap® technology since 2001 and have recently upgraded to the latest device, which shows us a much clearer and wider view of your retina
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