• 127-129 High Street
    High Barnet Herts
    EN5 5UZ

020 8449 1993




We opened Spec Direct’s doors in March 2003, and have been serving our local community in Barnet ever since. Over the years we have built a reputation as one of the most trusted independent opticians in the area, and we pride ourselves on our commitment to providing our patients with the best eye care and eyewear available.

Chris and Natia Violaris are the pioneering husband and wife duo at the centre of this proudly independent practice. Designed by Natia’s architectural hands, the practice is warm, friendly and innovative, with a future-focus on providing the very latest optical services available. Served by our dedicated and highly qualified team, we make a point of welcoming each patient with a cup of coffee, and every appointment is tailored around your specific concerns and requirements.

We fundamentally believe that your eyes aren’t just cogs in your body’s living factory. They are your windows into the world, and they require the very best clinical care. This is why every one of our decisions is governed by our desire to provide excellent service, invest in cutting-edge optical technology and hand-select the latest frames from an array of internationally sought-after designers.

We also have a strong focus on quality, so we only stock premium frames and lenses, rather than a cheap short-term fixes. So you can be assured that eyewear bought with us will be of the highest quality and will last for many years to come.

Patient Testimonials

This is an excellent opticians who spend time to get the right frames and prescription for lenses. Such a good selection of frames too unusual and the staff spend a ... More
Deborah P
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5* Google Reviews
Very professional service. Very punctual too. Thanks Chris and the team!... More
Jane Newbould
Fantastic friendly service. Highly recommend.... More
Fiona Willis
Thanks for an excellent and consistent service... More
Tony Minides
Great Service... More
Suzanne Sheth
I passed by you Eye Studio the other day fantastic collection of glasses... So much more than anyone else in the High St. and your team are so helpful...... More
Ian Aarons
Have been to specs direct for years. Very professional – personal service. Friendly environment and attention to detail!... More
G. Seewoosurran
This practice is fantastic. They have been nothing but superb for years. Since the day they opened.... More
C. Ensor
My husband and I have had our eyes tested at Specs direct for many years now and have always been very satisfied indeed. We trust them. The optician, Chris, who owns... More
A. Cook
A friend recommended Specs Direct to us when our son Gregory, aged 2 years, needed to wear glasses and we've been going there ever since.  My husband and I both alr... More
The Francini family
My family have been customers of Specs Direct for years. In this time we have had nothing but an excellent service from them. The staff are professional and knowledg... More
Colan Ash