Stockbridge optician

Branch Information

Having been coveting premises in this beautiful town for some years we are so excited to have joined the plethora of independent shops and restaurants in Stockbridge. The location is easy to find in the old Picture Framing shop (formerly the Cook Shop) and there is parking available just around the corner in the lay-by, as well as on the High Street.

You will find a great selection of glasses frames and the same high tech equipment we have at our other branches including OCT (Ocular Coherence Tomography) for the most detailed examination of your eye health. As an Independent Optician we have the widest availability of contact lenses whether you are 9 or 90! Our customers tell us that they value the help and advice they are given when choosing frames, but we can also put on contact lenses for you or use our iPad imaging to help you choose. Whatever your query, we’re here to help so call or email and see for yourself.

In December 2022 we launched our hearing care services. Our audiologist, Bill, has quickly become a favourite with our customers.  He has a wealth of knowledge providing wax removal through micro-suction and free hearing assessments. 


Lane End
High Street
SO20 6EU
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Tel: 01264 312654

Opening times

Tuesday to Friday: 09.00 - 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 - 16.00


Sally Hake Sally Hake FBDO CL

Being the great-granddaughter of Alfred Rawling and daughter of two Optometrists I think optics is in my blood! I started at Rawlings in 1987 and studied at City & East London College qualifying as a Dispensing Optician in 1991. My contact lens qualification took a bit longer as I had two children along the way and I qualified as a Contact Lens Optician in 2000. I enjoy my garden and walking my dogs.

Optometrists / Contact Lens Opticians / Audiologists

Kate Malam
Kate Malam
BSc MCOptom

I qualified at City University in Islington in 1991 then worked in London for 11 years. After I got married and had children, we moved to Winchester, where I got a job with Rawlings working on Saturdays. Read more...

I now work 3 days a week at Rawlings travelling between 4 Hampshire branches which I enjoy very much. Each branch has its own personality and I enjoy the variety although of course I still get to see my regular patients at each branch.

I keep up to date with new developments in optometry by attending conferences, meetings and seminars which cover a wide variety of topics including contact lenses, UV protection, optometric technology and eye diseases.

On my days off I enjoy riding my horse, carriage driving, and walking my retired greyhound.
David Barker
Pamela Potts BSc

I qualified as an Optometrist in 1983 and have been with Rawlings since 1994 having previously worked with another independent optical group. I enjoy all aspects of Optometry, particularly in advising patients on the best visual correction possible, whether in contact lenses, with spectacles or both. I like to see a wide variety of patients from babies to those in their nineties and beyond. I feel I particularly understand patients of a certain age who may have varied visual needs, and require many pairs of glasses. I am one of them! Read more...

I attend many professional courses and conferences to improve and further my knowledge and skills, and particularly enjoy the interaction of peer to peer discussion groups both with my Rawlings colleagues and with the wider optometric community.

I enjoy all outdoor activities particularly skiing, hill walking and tennis and have recently taken up golf. I am also an active and vocal member of a book group. Needless to say, these differing hobbies all require good eyesight hence my collection of great spectacles!

Outside of work I try to play golf when time allows and probably spend far too much time following the trials and tribulations of Crystal Palace FC.
Bill Mills Bill MIlls

I am passionate about my job, and I believe in giving excellent service delivered with trust and integrity and clients regularly refer friends and family to me. When the position of Audiology Lead with Rawlings Opticians came up, I knew it was the perfect role as I wanted to work with a genuinely “independent” hearing device provider, not one which is either owned or allied to one particular brand. Read more...

I knew from experience that this would give me the opportunity to give a more professional service to tailor the hearing solution more specifically to the patients’ individual requirements. Offering wax removal and earplugs as well leads to an interesting and varied working day.

My life as a Hearing Aid Audiologist began in 2014 when I decided to have a career change as having had many years of international travel working in the textile industry, I wanted to be based in the UK for a better work/life balance. I enjoy working with people and to be able to genuinely improve someone’s quality of life puts a smile on my face (as well as my patients!) when they realise what a difference hearing well can make to them. Providing audiology services has seen me working in Devon for a hearing brand before moving to Hampshire to deliver hearing care for a national optical company. Previously based in Lymington, I have worked across multiple locations across Hampshire and Dorset.

I live in the small village of Catherington in Hampshire which I share with my partner and our 8 month old GoldenDoodle puppy, Ted. I am an ardent follower of Liverpool football club and in my spare time love tinkering with old cars.

Ryan Blake
Ryan Blake

My audiology career started in 2014 at a large chain of opticians where I was initially employed in the optical side of the business, however I quickly realised I was more interested in ears than eyes. I embarked on the hearing care assistant course, and was soon trained to program hearing aids, complete hearing assessments, and manage the aftercare of hearing aids. Read more...

I decided I wanted to gain more knowledge and expertise - by this time I knew that audiology was where my future lay so I started my foundation degree in Hearing Aid Audiology at De Montfort University and graduated in 2021.

During the course my interest in hearing aid technology grew tremendously and my understanding and passing on the benefits that private hearing aids offer over NHS aids for my patients is my top priority. By working at Rawlings Opticians & Hearing Care I can give patients more choice due to Rawlings being independent, so I am not restricted in my recommendations by being tied to a single manufacturer. This really allows me to offer the best advice and was the main reason for me choosing Rawlings opticians and hearing care to progress my audiology career.

I currently live in the town of Andover with my young family. I have a toddler who always keeps me busy so any hobbies I once had are now on hold.

Emma Perkis
Emma Perkis

I have been working in Optics for 24 years and am a Dispensing Assistant in our Winchester branch. I was first involved in Audiology around 10 years ago when I worked for a multiple opticians where I enjoyed learning to carry out hearing aid repairs and other related tasks, so when Rawlings announced they were going to merge Hearing Care into the business I was thrilled! I had moved to working to Rawlings in 2022 as I knew an independent opticians would give me wider experience and more time to build a relationship with my patients and be part of a close-knit team, so the launch of hearing care here was the cherry on the cake for me. Read more...

During my HCA course, my passion for Audiology grew. One of my favourite things I learned was how to take impressions of the ear. I am excited to have my own clinics now and be an extra pair of helping hands for our growing Audiology team.

I have 2 sons, 1 dog, 3 cats – and 1 husband, all of whom keep me busy in my spare time.

Nearest car park

There is free parking round the corner in the lay-by or in the High Street

Nearest bus stops & routes

The town is well served with buses from Winchester, Andover and Salisbury and bus stops in the High Street.

Nearest train stations

Andover and Winchester

Nearest AED/Defibrillator

Stockbridge Fire Station, 8b High St, Stockbridge SO20 6EU

Disabled access

Wheelchair access is sadly impossible due to the nature of the Grade II listed building. Our Chandlers Ford Branch, however, has excellent access and disabled parking close by and they would be happy to look after you.


Out of hours eyecare for customers of the Stockbridge 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 at Southampton General Hospital which is open Monday to Friday. The phone number for advice to see if you require an urgent appointment at the hospital  is 02381 206592. For more information click on this link.

Outside of Eye Casualty opening hours call Casualty on 02380 777222, where an eye doctor is on-call for emergencies. Alternatively  you can contact your GP to access their out of hours service or call 111 for further advice.

If you are not sure whether you need emergency attention click this link for further information. Click here for directions to the hospital.

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