About Poppet Optics

Catering for every budget and every taste, with parking at the door, offering professional independent advice, we are here to take the stress out choosing fabulous eyewear for little faces.


Steph Cawte

Steph Cawte is an independent Dispensing Optician with over 15 years experience in the Optical Industry, a previous owner of “Eyecare Cottage” in St Heliers and manager of stores including Clulow’s in Covent Garden, London.

Finding great fitting glasses for children can be a challenge. Most practices have a small selection of children’s frames tucked away in a drawer somewhere, and parents usually have to make a few trips while a better selection is ordered in. By having the biggest selection of frames in the country, you can know that one trip is usually all you will need to find the perfect frame. Dispensing glasses to children often requires more technical skills and patience – from frame selection to prescription interpretation, from lens selection to frame adjustments. Finding the best pair of glasses for your child is something I am passionate about. The after sales service is vital for children – they are often rough on their glasses and require more frequent frame adjustments and repairs than adults. I believe that wearing glasses should never stop a child from the important job of being a child!