About Us

About Ben Mirkin

Hello and welcome to Ben Mirkin Opticians– North London’s premier Independent optometrists based in Brent Cross shopping centre. My name is Rod Chanes and I am the lead clinical Optometrist and Proprietor of Ben Mirkin Optometrists.

I’m delighted you’ve found us, and hope that in the next 30 seconds, you’ll get a sense and feel of why Ben Mirkin patients and customers come to us and nobody else time and time again.


At Ben Mirkin, our philosophy is simple – to deliver to our patients the very best standard of eyecare possible, along with offering them access to London’s widest range of the world’s best eyewear products – all at unbeatable value for money. We are a family oriented practice and can cater for everybody from young children to great great grandparents!

There’s FREE parking and for our customers, complimentary quality coffee on offer!

Reassuring Clinical Expertise

When it comes to the health of your eyes, there really can’t be any compromise. We all have only 1 set of eyes, and they can’t be replaced. So ensuring that the health of yours and your family’s eyes is properly monitored is paramount. Thus, we invest tens of thousands of pounds to buy the latest cutting edge cameras and scanners that enable us to carry out thorough eye examinations that can detect potential problems such as glaucoma earlier. As one of our patients therefore, you’ll get all the care you need sooner, giving you the best chance for fabulous eyesight throughout your life.

Premium Eyewear Products

Wearing high quality frames and lenses really does make a difference to the way you look, the way you feel, the quality of your eyesight and can reduce the risks of long term eye problems such as cataracts.

Ben Mirkin Opticians stock a full range of designer eyewear. Everything from beautiful natural horn frames, to the lightest, strongest titanium frames in the world. With over 50 premium designer brands in stock at any time, you’ll always be well ahead of the fash-pack. Our expert dispensers will give you the look and image you are seeking – understated and simple or funky and fashionable.

Independent Experts

At Ben Mirkin, our team of over 10 people will be at hand to make sure all your needs are taken care of. You’ll notice the difference – we take a very personalised approach to our clients’ needs with absolutely none of the ‘hard sell’ you so often see in many of the high street opticians these days. As Independents, we always offer our patients the best for their individual prescription and visual needs – something not on offer in most of the ‘Chainstore Opticians’ who are tied to specific suppliers. That’s the beauty of being completely independent – and why people choose us again and again. No matter what your needs or budget, we have a premium quality solution to suit.

Contact Lens Specialists

Getting the right contact lenses for your eyes is extremely important in maintaining the health of your ocular surface.The wrong lens material or lens fitting can mean endless discomfort and potential disaster with corneal problems. At Ben Mirkin, we are expert contact lens practitioners and so our clients get the best contact lenses every time.