Available virtually

but the practice is


Outstanding orders

These will be fulfilled to the best of our ability dependent on the manufactures. Collections are to be made by appointment. Please contact a member of our team.

Contact lens orders

These can be placed via email or phone (calls will be diverted to a member of staff working remotely)

Payments will be taken over the phone.

Contact lenses will be sent to you home address with a delivery time scale of 7-10 days.

  • Wash your hands carefully and thoroughly with soap and water followed by drying them with unused paper towels before inserting and removing your contact lenses.
  • Avoid using hand sanitiser before inserting and removing lenses the alcohol content can cause irritation to the eyes.
  • Keep wearing times down, the NHS is already under pressure don’t add to the work load by being vulnerable to infection.
  • We advise all contact lens wearers when ill with cold/flu/COVID-19 to cease wear until at least 24 hours after all symptoms resolve.


  • Our opticians will be availablel to talk to you.
  • Email in any pictures with a description of your symptoms.

Key workers 

If you are a key worker please contact us for emergency eyewear requirements. We need you to see clearly!

Please take this seriously

  • Do not leave the house unless it is necessary
  • Keep social distance
  • Keep washing those hands

Thank you from Team Askew

Eye examinations

At Askew Eywear in N16 we recommend regular eye examinations. In particular they are essential for the normal development of your child's eyesight and for the early detection of anything affecting eye health.

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We provide advice and assistance in your choice of frames to express your personality and individuality. We stock frames from the world's leading spectacle designers to suit all tastes and budgets. 

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Look great in the sun with our range of iconic sunglasses.


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Contact lenses

We offer a contact lens consultation following a regular eye examination. If you opt for contact lenses there are a wide range of lenses that are available to suit your lifestyle and the consultation will help to decide which is the best type and the best fit.

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Help and advice

During your eye test we can offer help and advice on any eye problems that you have or that we identify. If we think you need to see a specialist, then we will refer you to one. And if you want to pop into the shop for a bit of advice you are always welcome.


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Everyone’s eyes are different. That’s why our lenses for glasses are tailored to your individual needs, and not just your prescription. At Askew Eyewear in N16 we’ll ask about your lifestyle as well as testing your eyes and help you find the very best solution for your prescription lenses.

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Who we are

Askew Eyewear is an independent optical boutique established in Stoke Newington in 2006.

We provide a relaxing environment with friendly qualified staff to help make the important decision of how to look and feel good in your choice of eyewear. A unique range of optical and sunglass frames are sourced from around the world and are updated regularly along with a bespoke and vintage collections. The children's range is especially worth a look. All our services are accompanied by professional but honest advice .

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Askew Eyewear in Stoke Newington
Our lovely shop in Stoke Newington

We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we are proud to be a collection point for the Hackney Foodbank.

You can come along anytime and donate food and help combat poverty and hunger in Hackney.