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

Mel Brown: Front of House

Mel will usually be the person to greet you or speak to you over the phone. He ensures smooth running of the practice with a focus on providing great customer service.

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.

Deb Christopher: Dispensing Optician

Deb has previously worked at Trouteauds and Webster Opticians and has a loyal following of patients who appreciate her expert and honest dispensing advice. Deb is the product buyer, and is fully on to date on the trends to ensure we have a great range of product at any one time.

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.

Our services

We’re proud to be a COVID-safe practice. Our eye exams have been adapted to assess your eye health with a high level of detail and accuracy from a safe distance, using our 4D OCT scan. As well as testing your vision, this advanced scanning technology 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.