Purley optician

Branch Information

The staff at Rawlings Opticians in Purley would like to invite you to experience a better way to receive your eye care and gain the ultimate in visual performance.

Just telephone, email or call in and talk to our friendly staff who will answer any questions you may have and will happily make an appointment at your convenience to see our Optometrist.
Enjoy an unrushed sight examination and the opportunity to discuss your visual requirements with our registered optometrists.

If you require new spectacles then you will be able to talk to one of our fully qualified Dispensing opticians knowing that you will be given the best advice for your spectacle requirements and finally when you collect your spectacles they will be fitted to provide optimum comfort and visual performance. It is always worth remembering that the prescription determined by the optometrist is only as good as the quality of the final spectacles made.

We are always looking for frames that are not easily found on the high street; great if you want something a bit different. Coco Song and JF Rey fit this exactly. We also stock a wide variety of designer lines including: Moscot, Elle, Boss, Oakley, and William Morris. Times has changed with children loving glasses, we have a wide range of frames including; Ray-Ban Junior, Rockstar and Tomato frames, great for the most concerning fashionista.


946 Brighton Road
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Tel: 020 8668 9476
Fax: 020 8660 7728

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 09.00 - 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 - 17.30


Mike Whitely Billie Gregory FBDO

I stumbled in to optics in 2002 whilst working at a local department store. I decided I needed a new challenge and found a position with a large multiple in Bluewater shopping centre and started as a trainee. I soon discovered I absolutely loved the challenges that working for an opticians gave me.

I have since worked for another large multiple as assistant manager and practice manager before embarking on training for professional qualification as a Dispensing Optician 2013. Three years later I qualified as a Dispensing Optician in 2016 from ABDO college in Canterbury.

It has always been an ambition of mine to work for an independent as they have a real passion for their patients and I joined Rawlings in October 2016 covering the three Surrey practices which I thoroughly enjoyed as it was a fabulous opportunity to work with different people and get a real feel for what Rawlings do. Outside of work I have recently entered the world of motorcycling, which is a whole new challenge which I am beginning to love, as well as volunteering for the British Hen Welfare Trust.

Optometrists / Contact Lens Opticians

Simon Callaghan
Simon Callaghan
BSc MCOptom

I graduated from Ulster University with a first class honours degree in 2011. I then moved to England where I completed my pre-registration period and subsequently worked in West Sussex. I then joined Rawlings in late 2014, where I am continuing to progress and develop in my career as an Optometrist. Read more...

Croydon branch is involved in the local shared care scheme allowing patients easy access for eye problems for which they would otherwise need to make an appointment with their GP. Not all areas of England have this scheme yet so we are lucky in our area! This means I advise and treat many eye conditions which keeps my day varied and interesting.

I am keen to keep up to date with the latest advances in technology and also enjoy attending regular training events and conferences. I like to spend my spare time with friends and also returning to Ireland to see my family.

Our dispensing team

Billie Gregory FBDO (Manager)
Shirelle Poge FBDO
Hanna Clinch FBDO

Nearest car park

1 hour parking (10.00 - 16.00), 10 yards from practice entrance
Car park behind shops off Brighton Road - short or long stay
Tesco car park up to 3 hours - free

Nearest bus stops & routes

Bus stops within 50 yards of practice for routes 60, 166, 407, 412 and 466 serving the local areas

Nearest train stations


Disabled access

Consulting room and dispensing area on ground floor


Out of hours eyecare for customers of the Purley practice

There are occasions when emergency treatment is needed for the eyes. If you are concerned and it is outside of our opening hours there is an eye casualty department based St. Georges Hospital in Tooting. For more information please click here or phone 0208 7252064. Click here for directions to the hospital.

Alternatively you may contact the NHS Emergency and urgent care line by dialling 111.

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