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We can help you with glasses, sunglasses, contact lenses and accessories related to eye care. Eye measurements and other assessments are performed by a qualified optician. Established as optician in Haarlem since 1930.

Optician in Haarlem since 1930

Van der Geest Optiek is a 3rd generation family business which opened on the 18th of October in 1930. Depending on your budget and needs we will advise suitable lenses compatible with the chosen frames.

Van der Geest Optiek is a 3rd generation family business which opened on the 18th of October in 1930.

We can help you with glasses, sunglasses, contact lenses, and accessories related to eye care. Eye measurements and other assessments are performed by a qualified optician.

We have a big range of products so come and have a look in our shop. It is also possible to preview a small selection of our frames on our Dutch website.

Bloomdale eye glasses provided by Van der Geest Optiek in Haarlem

Eyewear

Choose from hundreds of prescription glasses and sunglasses. Due to a wide variety of quality frames and lenses there is always something suitable for your budget!

Contact lenses

Van der Geest Optiek is specialized in contact lenses. We provide the best lens care in Haarlem. Together with you we pinpoint the best contact lenses suitable for your eyes!

Eye measurements

Eye measurements and other assessments are performed by a qualified optician. We don’t rush things, and listen to your needs. Plus it’s completely free of charge!

Little Paul & Joe eyeglasses provided by Van der Geest Optiek - uploaded by Izaac Peeters

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Male, Female and Kids frames

Fashion-oriented or traditional, options for young and old. Together we will find frames that fit your needs. A classic or retro look? Possible! Colorful and extravagant? Possible!

You have also come to the right place for children’s glasses. The design of the glasses determines their choice, but the fit and quality are also of great importance.

We provide good advice and guide you and your child from A to Z. This guarantees optimum comfort in combination with a trendy appearance. Your son or daughter will wear the glasses with pride!

Little Paul & Joe eyeglasses provided by Van der Geest Optiek - uploaded by Izaac Peeters 2

Prescription glasses

Previously, people first went to the ophthalmologist, who wrote a prescription for glasses and only then the optician came into the picture. Nowadays you only visit the ophthalmologist if the qualified optician or optometrist deems it necessary.

At Van der Geest Optiek we will help you through the whole process from A to Z. For eye tests an appointment is neccesary.

1. Choosing a pair of frames

Van der Geest Optics has an extensive collection of frames, are proud to have “the most beautiful models and colours”.

It is years of experience and the art of thinking along with the customer to advise the right choice in type of lenses, from mono-focal to multifocal, from sports glasses to sunglasses and so on. We can also help you with sports glasses or children’s glasses

2. Execution of the eye tests

An eye test by an optician may look like this:

  • Anamnesis
  • Vision (visual acuity) without correction
  • Eye test, check for binocular imbalance
  • Determination of vision with best correction
  • Eye pressure measurement

If there is any doubt as a result of the anamnesis, vision or eye pressure, you will be referred to an eye doctor.

3. Glass consultation

After a pair of glasses is choosen and the results of the eye test are written down we wil (together with you) determite which lenses suit your needs the best.

We will keep your budget and chosen frames in mind to find a perfect match.

Repairs

Free lifetime service*

*Tighten loose screws, replacement of nose pads, adjusting the temples, adjustment of the ear tips and cleaning the glasses are free of charge. You can come whenever you want. That’s what we call the free lifetime service.

For other major repairs we need to see the frames/lenses in person to give you an indication of the price. We will always try to keep the costs as low as possible.

Transferring lenses from one to another frame.

Replacing new parts that need to be ordered.

Other major repairs that take a few hours or days.

Contact lenses

You will pay one fixed amount for the eye test(s) concerning contactlenses. This includes unlimited contactlens test sets and fittings until you are satisfied with your contactlenses. Once the perfect contactlens is found you will have to order at least one set with us. Most clients are so satisfied with our services that they stay with us for a very long time.

1. Execution of the eye tests

An eye test for contact lenses is slightly different than an eye test for prescription glasses since we also need to check if your eyes are suitable for contact lenses.

After we have enough information we will order a test set of contact lenses which we think will be suitable for your eyes.

2. Contact lens fitting

After a few days we will contact you to make an appointment for your first lens fitting. During this half hour we will train you how to put in, take out and preserve your contact lenses.

We will continue to give your these trainings until we are satisfied with your skills. When we trust that you have the skills to take care of your contact lenses, you will take them home and wear them a few hours per day for a week.

3. Contact lens checkup

After a week of wearing the test lenses you come by our shop for a check-up. We will do another eye measurement while you wear your contact lenses. By doing this we will check if the prescription need adjustments or not. We will also check the health of your eye to see if everything is still fine.

We will continue to loop these steps (1-2-3) until you are satisfied.

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Generaal Cronjestraat 15, 2021 JA, Haarlem

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