94 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6LF

020 7831 0032 / holborn@hoddbarnesdickins.co.uk


Very positive. Nice friendly staff, good testing process, nice premises, good range of specs, working really well.




I'm very pleased with my new glasses. A lot of compliments from friends too!
Thanks again for proposing the design and taking the trouble to send to me at home in Switzerland.
Best regards




The glasses are great, especially the computer glasses. At first it didn't seem to make much difference but once back in the office I find using the computer glasses to be so much more relaxing on the eyes. 
I appreciate the excellent advice and service you provided.




They are absolutely brilliant. I wore them while on holiday and the vision, protection and style are great.
I am very happy with them and looking forward to wearing them on Holiday again or if/when London is sunny again...
Best Wishes




They are brilliant! Great service . Thanks 




I really like my glasses despite a friend asking me if Harry Potter was aware I had his glasses!! Also, as always, it is a pleasure to go to HBD in Holborn; long may you continue.



My new glasses are fabulous and I enjoy wearing them very much.  Everybody comments on how modern they look.  I like the frames in this brand and the lenses have been made just right for me.  I enjoyed my eye test experience and the wonderful service provided after that too.




Just a short note to thank the kind optician who looked at my very red eye on two occasions last week and referred me to Moorfields on Friday afternoon.
Your diagnosis was spot on – it was viral conjunctivitis. Moorfileds gave me some different drops (Levofloxacin for 5 days and Optive for one month). The right eye has recovered well over the last 48 hours, though the redness has now appeared to a much lesser extent in my left eye. Hopefully all will clear up over the next couple of weeks.
Many thanks again for all your help last week.



Fantastic service, quick turnaround and great customer care. All round a solid A+


Phyls Lansiquot



Holly Lacey-Freeman

I would like to say how pleased I am with my glasses. As my first ever pair, It was quite a confusing task choosing them but your staff were very helpful and considerate regarding this.
I was also quite worried about paying for the glasses (as they are often quite expensive) I did slightly panic about this but once again your staff (especially Sabrina) were extremely sympathetic and even suggested that I pay them of in 3 month instalments which has been really helpful.
I would definitely recommend your services to anyone looking to get glasses in the future.


Holly Lacey-Freeman


The glasses are great thanks and I have received excellent service in your Holborn shop .

C Best


I'm delighted with my new specs.  They are a massive improvement on the specs I had before which incidentally weren't acquired from you.  My eyes have been waiting for this treat for a while :-)   Thank you!





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I accidentally discovered Hodd, Barnes & Dickins when looking for Lindberg frame retailers in London, and I could not be more pleased with my discovery. I really appreciate the helpfulness, friendliness and knowledge of the staff at Hodd, Barnes & Dickins. And not only I managed to find the frames of my liking, but also varifocal photochromic Hoya lenses the quality of which is simply fantastic. With this combination of frames and lenses it is easy to forget that I am actually wearing spectacles in my day-to-day living, which is pretty amazing considering that I am someone heading towards my 50s and needing to use glasses since my childhood. Thank you very much.




  • 94 High Holborn,
    WC1V 6LF, London
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  • 020 7831 0032
  • Opening Hours
    Mon - Fri: 8.45am - 5.30pm
    Sat: 10:30am - 4:30pm