About Us

Larbalestier is one of Guernsey’s leading opticians, with over 30 years of experience delivering the highest standards of eyecare and eyewear. As an independent practice, we are dedicated to providing a personalised service that revolves around your needs. Your eyes are unique, so we believe your eyecare should be too!

Our Team

Afshan Ansari: Optometrist

Afshan moved to Guernsey in 2013 and took over from our founder, Simon Larbalestier, when he retired. Afshan has over 20 years of experience, in independent and multiple practice, ensuring she delivers first class eyecare.

Helen McNicol: Optometrist

Helen joined Larbalestier a year after qualifying in Glasgow in 2013. She complements the team by bringing up-to-date knowledge of the most recent advances in investigative technologies. Helen is also a qualified independent prescriber, so enables her to write prescriptions for you to dispense at your local pharmacist as required.

Sohail Kiani: Optometrist


Maya Barker: Front of House

Maya joined Larbalestier in 2023


Craig Matthews : Dispensing Optician


Amar Bahra: Dispensing Optician

Amar moved to Guernsey in 2013 with his wife Afshan. He most enjoys focusing on the customer and delivering a great service to them. Amar has a number of years experience in both multiple and independent practice.


Our services

Larbalestier Opticians offer the very latest in eye examination equipment.  As well as testing your vision, this advanced scanning technology (Optomap and 4D OCT) allows us to check for changes in your retina and spot early signs of eye diseases. This ensures that every eye examination is tailored around your unique requirements.

We also offer a free frame styling and fitting service for a wide range of high quality glasses, lenses and sunglasses, so you’ll be sure to find the perfect look for your lifestyle and visual needs.

For those of you who may want to try a different form of vision correction, we provide comprehensive contact lens services, helping you from your initial consultation and fitting to aftercare, with a monthly Direct Debit scheme available to spread the cost of lenses and check ups.