Having been coveting premises in this beautiful town for some years we are so excited to be joining 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 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.
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TelephoneTel: 01264 312654
Opening timesTuesday to Friday: 09.00 - 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 - 16.00
ManagerSally Hake FBDO CL
Optometrists / Contact Lens Opticians / Audiologists
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.
Pamela Potts BSc
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.
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.
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.
Nearest car parkThere 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 stationsAndover and Winchester
Nearest AED/DefibrillatorRiver Dental, 1 Clarendon Terrace, Stockbridge, SO20 6EY, limited access: Monday to Thursday 8.30am-5.30pm; Friday 8.30am-1pm
Disabled accessWheelchair 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 practiceThere 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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