Reviews

November 2019

Sonia C. – Purley

Staff were really friendly and accommodating. Will definitely recommend to friends and family.

Joanne R. – Alresford

I purchased prescription sunglasses from the Alresford branch and the level of service throughout was excellent. Receptionist Liz was very welcoming and provided great assistance with frame choice whilst Martin guided me through the prescription lens options taking into account my lifestyle and likely use of the glasses. Collection was within the timescale advised and Helen ensured a good fit of the sunglasses which have proved very comfortable.

Caroline H. – Caterham

Really warm & friendly staff. Extremely professional. Highly recommend.

Linda Y. – Purley

The whole experience is excellent as it has been for many, I only once tried another opticians, never to be repeated again.

Stuart C. – Winchester

Glasses weren't cheap, but I feel that the level of service received over my previous supplier justifies moving to Rawlings.

Judy H. – Chandlers Ford

My appointment at the Chandlers Ford branch cannot be faulted in any way. This was largely due to my optometrist Rachael Smith with whom I consulted on that day. She was brilliant...cheerful, informative and talked me through everything that was going on and allayed my worries about some annoying symptoms I was experiencing. Thank you Rachael!

Phil W. – Winchester

I had a routine eye examination and have to say the service and quality of staff in the Winchester branch was excellent. The examiner was polite and very knowledgeable and made sure I understood all of the tests. I have always used Rawlings as my parents did before me, great customer service.

Farough M. – Purley

Reliable and professional service.

Janet E. – Chandlers Ford

Lovely Kim helped with my eyelid problem, and then checked me for glasses after a few days, as my vision has changed. I'm very happy now, and I can drive safely. Thank you.

Katrina W. – Croydon

The optometrist, Mrs Lola Akiode was very professional, and took time to explain all the steps calmly. She took my needs into account. Thanks!

Nancy A. – Winchester

The location of the shop is very convenient and I was warmly welcomed when I entered. The range of frames provided glasses that were just what I had hoped for. I returned on a later date for my eye test and decision regarding the appropriate lenses and coating for my use. My new glasses have sharpened my vision and enhanced my appearance. Just the ticket!

Cathy L. – Alresford

Getting my eyes tested today was a great experience. The whole team made me feel very welcoming and they explained everything to me on what they were doing. Very friendly which is important. Highly recommend them.

John T. – Winchester

Service and expertise way beyond expectations. Would recommend to anyone with a complex glasses prescription.

John G. - Purley

Rawlings provide a first rate service. I have recently claimed on their insurance scheme and am delighted with the results. The staff are friendly and highly professional, my new specs are among the best I have ever worn and they arrived quickly. It is very difficult to fault any aspect of their offering and I would recommend them highly to anyone thinking of using their services.

Sheila M. – Croydon

Excellent service from everyone in the Croydon branch, as usual. New lenses ordered yesterday.... and collected today. Thank you.

Miss T – Chandlers Ford

Quality of the ophthalmic care is unsurpassed. Rachael and Kim are absolutely wonderful opticians and such lovely people. A pleasure to see them. I won’t go anywhere else. In fact I have remained on the ‘monthly Eye care scheme’ despite now living over 100 miles away from the Chandler’s Ford branch. Reception staff are always very helpful and friendly and extremely accommodating when booking appointments. It would be 5 stars but there was a very limited choice of budget frames (Under £100) available as a short term replacement pair and for second time I am disappointed with quality of new glasses (lenses) but appreciate this is not the Optician’s fault. I’m sure Rawlings will be able to rectify for me.

Nona B. - Caterham

Always a very efficient and pleasant experience overall. The staff are all extremely efficient and friendly and from the outset you know you are in professional hands. I was amazed how quickly my new spectacles arrived. I have recently moved further into Kent and had considered transferring to somewhere nearer to home, but it’s worth my journey to come back here for what is always such a reliable service. Full marks from me everyone!

Valton C. - Croydon

From the moment I walked in, I received great service, which was only made better by Hanna assisting me tirelessly to select the perfect frames. My glasses arrived on time and work perfectly, at price that may not be the cheapest, but provides great overall value.

Judy A – Purley

Excellent consultation at Purley today. Thorough examination and explanation from optician followed by useful discussion with optical dispenser re Varifocals. Both took time and care to ensure I understood and was happy with decisions made Beowulf highly recommend Rawlings got high quality personalised eyecare.

October 2019

Julie F. – Hedge End

A first class service from start to finish. Extremely professional, efficient and very happy team. Seamless, from the friendly receptionist who booked me, to Simon who very patiently examined, treated and successfully extracted a grain of sand from my painful eye. Saved me a visit to the very busy Eye Hospital.

Michael C. – Caterham

All staff were friendly and advised me clearly.

Robert P. – Purley

Very appreciative of quick turnaround of my order, this meant I had my new glasses for my holiday.

Lucy D. – Caterham

I was in a desperate situation and cannot say thank you enough for the immediate and efficient service I received from the Caterham team. I am now going to remain a loyal customer.

Jeannette A. – Caterham

Shirelle is super knowledgeable and as competent as usual. Would highly recommend.

Elyssa S. – Chandlers Ford

Chris has always been exceptionally helpful and patient, constantly doing his utmost to help me find the perfect glasses. Makes choosing glasses and actual enjoyable experience.

Alan G. – Caterham

I am really pleased with my new glasses. I can now read my book again! Well done!

Patricia M. – Alresford

Martin was extremely helpful in helping me choose the most appropriate glasses for my needs. Excellent customer service.

Elizabeth C. – Caterham

The whole ambience of the Caterham branch and the staff was excellent. Very friendly and professional. Quite impressed with their knowledge and my eye testing which reassured me. The Halloween window display was impressive. Little things matter.

Jermaine H. – Purley

The whole process was very good. I got help with everything I needed and I would love to tell people about this place.

Elaine C. – Croydon

Very impressed with professionalism of member of staff Reena. Helpful and friendly.

Jean W. – Alton

Very good friendly service.

Rosemarie M. – Purley

Very helpful and friendly service. Thorough check, completely fine for contact lenses. Happy customer.

Cleahola C. – Croydon

Fantastic service, I have to name the Optician was really good, Lola, well done. This is the best service I have ever had good job, keep it up.

June H. – Alton

Service was very good. Thank you.

Olivia P. – Purley

Always great service.

Tony C. – Hedge End

The team at Hedge End are always pleasant, friendly & helpful.

Emma B. – Alresford

Always good to receive clear and concise suggestions when making important and expensive decisions on new contact lenses and glasses.

Elizabeth E. – Purley

I appreciate Ana's courteous and professional style of relating to me and ensuring I have the best glasses/frames that suits me. I find her confidence in helping me make decisions very re-assuring. Give her an award. Thank you all!

Lisa R. – Purley

Always helpful and friendly.

September 2019

Elizabeth L. – Caterham

Everyone in the Caterham branch is always so helpful and caring. Nothing is too much trouble. They have so much patience (I am a bit of a ditherer when it comes to choosing things but that doesn’t faze them.). Painless and thorough.

Maureen B. – Caterham

I always find all the staff very friendly. Thanks.

Mebe P. – Purley

My girls couldn't wait to come to the opticians. The receptionists are very friendly and very sociable to all of us. They make my children very comfortable and happy. I will always recommend Rawlings Opticians at Purley to all my friends and family.

Caroline H. – Caterham

Great friendly service - thank you.

Robin P. – Croydon

Overall very pleased with service.

Anne G. – Caterham

I have been coming to Rawlings for about 60 years and wouldn't go anywhere else. Staff are very professional and I feel confident in their care.

Sarah T. – Alresford

Having been let down elsewhere, and under the Eye Hospital in Southampton, I was concerned how my appointment would go. I needn't have worried at all. Every member of staff was welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. I left knowing that I have ordered glasses that are what I want and need, and feeling that my eyesight is in safe hands.

Elizabeth B. – Winchester

Roger, thank you so much. You made me step out of my comfort zone and now I have the most amazing pair of glasses.

Terry F. – Caterham

The staff were all very professional and obviously knew their business extremely well. My examination was thorough and choosing my new glasses a pleasant experience with no pressure applied to me at any point. It was a very enjoyable experience. I am a member of Rawlings plan and would recommend it to everyone.

Paul M. – Hedge End

All the staff were friendly and very welcoming and the overall experience was professional. First class.

August 2019

Lavinia B. – Purley

Lovely practice in Purley. They have created a really good team, who work well together. Happy, welcoming atmosphere. Simon is excellent, kind, gentle, caring and professional. Has the time to explain everything well. Dawn, Helen, Ana-Maria - friendly, calm, knowledgeable and reassuring, also great fun. Practice itself - well laid out, good display of glasses, lots of mirrors. Staff have plenty of time and advice for you when choosing frames. Explained everything well. Super play area for children with lots of toys. Excellent all around, would definitely recommend Rawlings.

Byron R. – Alresford

Helen was meticulous in the eye examination, explaining, in understandable terms, the results of the scans and various tests. Martin was very helpful (in finding me spectacle case that would fit my existing sunglasses). Reception were good when I had to re-schedule my appointment at a few days’ notice.

Vic H. – Caterham

Had an appointment today to collect my replacement (for accidentally broken) lenses. Excellent service by all that dealt with my needs. All checked and adjusted to ensure that they fitted correctly and that the prescription lenses were to my satisfaction.

Patricia P. – Croydon

Helpful, polite staff - both reception and the opticians. Making it a pleasure to choose new glasses at Rawlings.

Deirdre R. – Alresford

Following cataract surgery, my consultant recommended Rawlings and sent details of my surgery to Helen Short. I had been a patient many years previously, before having laser eye surgery. Helen remembered me and my eye history and has given excellent continuity of care since.

Kev S. – Caterham

Always get great service from Rawlings in Caterham, they are now my go-to Opticians. Friendly staff and prompt service including text messages to tell me my glasses are ready. All good!

Sarah F. – Winchester

I have been a customer of Rawlings Winchester for many years and they have always been very professional, taking time and care with their customers.

Anthony L. – Caterham

My wife and I decided to go to Rawlings after not having much luck with another company. When I was called in for my check-up the gentleman could not have been any more helpful, he was checking with me all the way through the eye test, I wish everyone was as helpful as he was. Thanks again to Rawlings in Caterham for all your help.

Eileen A. – Alresford

I have been getting specs from Rawlings for many years and I think this visit was the best ever. Helen explained everything so clearly. Martin helped me to choose frames and this is where I really need help. I also noticed how the technology has moved on in 2 years. Looking forward now to getting my new glasses. Thank you everyone.

Pamela L. – Caterham

Everything went really well from start to finish. I would highly recommend.

Anne T. – Winchester

Our Optician diagnosed macular degeneration in my husband’s eye which was missed by our previous opticians. We also appreciated being able to reuse my old frames when having new specs made. A thoroughly good service.

Tom W. – Winchester

Good service, friendly professional team.

Veronica A. – Caterham

I find the experience of having an eye test at this particular Rawlings absolutely stress free. The ophthalmology is super and caring and the service incomparable. My new specs are beautiful. I welcome the opportunity to feed back. Delighted.

Vanessa C. – Caterham

Very efficient and quick service. Eye test and scan were excellent - all very clearly explained and expertly carried out which left me feeling very confident that I had received expert testing. Glasses arrived very quickly and are beautifully clear and well fitting. Altogether very good. Thank you.

Sue K. – Caterham

Having moved and gone to another opticians and had a very poor experience where the glass supplied were so inaccurate and substandard that I returned them for refund, I then returned to Rawlings in Caterham where I used to live. All the staff offered great and friendly professionalism with a successful result. I shall certainly continue to go back for future optician needs. Thank you.

July 2019

Debbie M - Winchester

The Winchester branch of Rawlings Opticians was highly recommended to me by a local Ophthalmic Consultant (Mr. David Anderson) & having visited on a few occasions now, I can see why. The level of service I have received here, has been exceptional! Everyone has been so friendly, helpful & professional. All the staff I have come into contact with are worthy of a mention, but there are three people who are particularly worthy of praise. I would very much like to thank Jenny for her fab telephone manner & for fielding all my questions in an unhurried manner, Mani for a very thorough eye examination & Debbie, who on my most recent visit, helped me to choose my new glasses & advised me on which lenses would be best for me. It took me a considerable amount of time to choose a pair of glasses (Debbie has the patience of a saint!) but on a day where the temperature outside exceeded 30 degrees, I was enjoying the benefits of the air con! All in all, a 10 star experience & I am now looking forward to receiving my new glasses with enhanced lenses. Many thanks to you all.

Nigel C. – Alresford

Friendly and thoroughly professional - the perfect combination.

Sarah M. – Chandlers Ford

Came into Rawlings to choose some new glasses. We were met by a friendly team who helped us out. We have always had a very good experience with Rawlings.

Robert E. – Purley

Rawlings seems to have the knack of appointing friendly, helpful service. I transferred to you some years ago and have always enjoyed excellent service.

Fae S. – Winchester

Nothing is too much trouble in the Winchester branch. All the staff are very pleasant and helpful.

Joanne W. – Winchester

The lady who helped me choose my frames and took me through the varifocal process was excellent. She was patient, knowledgeable and went the extra mile!

Cheryl G. – Winchester

Just wanted to say what a good experience I had choosing glasses with Kerry today. She was helpful, friendly and answered all of my husband's questions (and mine). She gave her opinion when asked but didn't push me towards any particular decision, and made something I usually find quite difficult (after all, choice of glasses can affect my appearance/image for 2 or more years, so it has to be right) as easy as possible, and quite fun. Thank you Kerry!

Roy B. – Chandlers Ford

Compares very well with a high street competitor whose facilities are less than adequate. A stress free experience.

Jan S. – Winchester

Whenever you come in to Winchester Rawlings they are always so helpful, nothing is too much trouble.

Barry C. – Caterham

Both my parents were well served by the continually improving services provided by Rawlings Opticians. So when the time came for my need for Optometry expertise, I had no hesitation in following their choice of provider. A professionally well run business, whilst managing to retain a relaxed feel to any visits or enquiries.

Carolyn E. – Winchester/Chandlers Ford

I had my eye examination at Winchester, but then chose my new glasses at the Chandlers Ford branch. And I also booked my eye scan for Chandlers Ford branch. My optician has always been extremely thorough and professional. The gentleman, who helped me choose my glasses etc. from the Chandlers Ford branch, was exceptional too. Really helpful.

Malcolm P. – Caterham

Many thanks to the Rawlings team at Caterham. It’s rare nowadays to get such consistently high level of professional advice and care. The whole team are friendly, relaxed and efficient, with good knowledge of the products they supply, which are both excellent quality and very good value, especially if you subscribe to their vision plan. Special thanks go to Ushma and Ruth, who provided invaluable support to my wife, when dealing with sight problems and eventually sight loss. My wife and I have been using Rawlings for many years and highly recommend their services.

Ruth G. – Winchester

Simon the Optician was excellent, as was Kerry, the Dispensing Optician. Helpful and friendly. All in all, a very enjoyable visit.

Jeremy W. – Caterham

From my eye examination to the new pair of glasses plus a great frame. Excellent.

Myrtle C. – Winchester

Very satisfied with visit.

Jennie L. – Chandlers Ford

When choosing a new pair of glasses, I said to the lady I might need her advice as I only chose one pair. She brought me another pair which looked more positive and modern. I loved them as sometimes it’s good to try something different in older age. Also, they were the same price as the ones I had originally chosen. Thank you.

Wayne D. – Winchester

Wonderful experience from start to end.

Lee M. – Caterham

A very polite, helpful and professional service provided by the Caterham branch.

Christine D. – Winchester

Very thorough examination, knowledgeable staff to help select glasses.

Alison C. – Chandlers Ford

I have always received an excellent service from the team at Chandlers Ford. My glasses also arrived quicker than expected. It is good to see that the team continue to embrace new technologies.

Elizabeth P. – Winchester

Excellent experience today. I don’t usually look forward to having to choose frames, but very well guided and supported by Sue Sevenoaks.

Mark T. – Chandlers Ford

Just walked in and booked an appointment for the same day. Easy experience and process of getting glasses fully explained.

Marion S. – Winchester

Everyone at Rawlings was extremely helpful. Mrs Smith is an excellent Optometrist, who takes so much care in eye examinations, particularly as I am under the hospital and have a number of problems. I was given a lot of help with choosing new frames. Nothing was too much trouble for anyone. This is definitely the best opticians I have ever visited.

Derek O. – Hedge End

Simon (who examined me) and Debbie (who advised on glasses) were both very professional and helpful. I feel in safe hands!

Zandra S. – Chandlers Ford

Rawlings has always been "our Opticians" and have always been friendly professional and extremely thorough in looking after our welfare. Although many new companies have sprung up Rawlings remains true, no gimmicks just plain but exceptional service. Thank you.

June 2019

Victoria L. – Alresford

Unique choice of spectacles.

Peter C. – Croydon

Have been a patient of Rawlings for more than 35 years - never been disappointed with the treatment.

Elaine K. – Purley

All the staff at your Purley Branch have been extremely helpful, kind and polite. My appointment today has been a pleasure.

Richard S. – Alresford

Having now used both the Alresford and Winchester branches, I have found the experiences in both places very good indeed. Always friendly and knowledgeable.

Philip S. – Croydon

The service provided at the branch has always been good even though when the staff are busy, they politely ask that you want to return later. I am particularly impressed by Samantha, Mrs Patel and Hanna, though in no particular order.

Margaret C. – Chandlers Ford

I hadn't had an eye test for 6 years but the fact that I hadn't responded in that time with requests to have a test wasn't held against me. The staff were so friendly and so very competent. Bonus was that my glasses, which I need for reading , were ready for collection a week after my eye test. I was very impressed.

Dev S. – Croydon

Good services.

Michael P. – Alresford

Very impressed.

Joanna H. – Caterham

My appointment today was to collect my glasses. My initial appointment to choose my glasses was exceptional. My optician was patient experienced and very informative. The shop was very busy as there was staff sickness but she kept me informed all the time. I saw the same lady when I collected my glasses today. She adjusted them to perfection and clearly takes a great sense of pride in her job. The customer service was exemplary.

Andrew D. - Croydon

It was first class.

Anthony W. – Alresford

Always happy.

Gerry P. – Caterham

Great and speedy service from a professional team in Caterham.

Debra E. – Croydon

This is my first experience with an independent opticians and I would highly recommend it. The service has been exceptional from reception through to optician and dispensing assistant. I will definitely remain a patient.

Raymond S. – Hedge End

Staff were very patient and helpful throughout.

Stephanie T. – Alresford

I have been a customer of Rawlings Opticians for many years and have always received great care and attention from the whole team, and this time was no exception. From the eye test itself through to the selection of my new frames, I appreciated the care and patience given by Martin, Sally and Nick - who all gave me the time I needed at each stage. Selecting glasses is such a personal thing; it was great not to be rushed. I had a good experience and will continue to recommend you to my friends and family. Thank you Rawlings.

Sophie C. – Croydon

Nice staff and a thorough eye test which is what I wanted. Not the cheapest but you definitely get more than the basic eye exam.

Stephen H. – Caterham

Good, quick service. Mistake was made when a photo of my eye was taken but was resolve easily.

William B. – Hedge End

I was worried about my right eye, and mentioned the problems to a gentleman in your Winchester branch when booking an eye test. I asked if I could be seen by Mr S Cabell, but he was fully booked in Winchester. However, after a call to Hedge End, it was arranged for me to see him in there two hours later. After tests and eye drops, he advised me that I had a Macular haemorrhage, and I was referred to the Southampton Hospital Eye Dept. I attended Saturday morning when further tests were carried out and Macular Degeneration was confirmed and I await an appointment with a consultant soon as it was classed as urgent. I was most immersed with the attention given by Mr Cabell, as he stayed long after closing time to email my details to the hospital, telephoned me at home confirming the message had been received. While my son and I were waiting a cup of tea was provided, which was really kind. I am concerned about the outcome, but grateful for the prompt action taken by Mr Cabell. I shall keep you informed of progress. Thank you again.

Janet D. – Croydon

The manager Reena is particularly helpful.

Norma W. – Croydon

Staff are helpful.

Sarah B. – Chandlers Ford

Always very friendly staff and helpful.

Peter H. – Caterham

A pleasurable experience. Thank you.

Helen G. – Purley

Excellent, patient, helpful, friendly service over several visits including trying contact lenses for the first time. Billie deserves an endurance medal for putting up with me and spending so much time ensuring I was happy and confident with using the lenses, as does Simon for patiently answering my questions and trying out numerous different prescriptions and lenses until he found the ones which suited me best.

Rowena S. – Croydon

Reception staff were very helpful and made the experience of buying new glasses very pleasant.

Stephanie T. – Caterham

Really helpful service from all the team.

May 2019

James S. – Caterham

I have used Rawlings to provide my glasses now for many years and they have always been very helpful.

Ruxandra P. – Croydon

I am very happy with all the team at Rawlings Opticians Croydon, they are doing a great job.

Terence H. – Hedge End

The whole experience was excellent. I have a very long head and my nose is difficult, off-the-shelf glasses do not fit correctly. Discussed my requirements with Sara and she arranged for a number of pairs to be delivered to the Hedge End branch for me to try, with much longer arms and a wider bridge. I settled on Silhouette, which arrived sooner than expected. I can only say thank you to Sara and all the Rawlings Staff, for their friendly and committed service in delivering the glasses I received today.

Chris B. – Caterham

Very helpful and professional service from both Ruth the optician and also the dispensing team.

Colin H. – Winchester

Very helpful and informed service, both the eye examination (Luke) and the spectacle choice (Nick). Thank you.

Jenny B. – Chandlers Ford

Always helpful. Colin has given me so much good advice on which glasses to choose.

Malcolm M. – Caterham

Having recently retired after using an Opticians in London for the past 28 years, I chose Rawlings as I had heard good things about them. I had an initial appointment to check my eyes and then 2 subsequent appointments to select new frames and then the fitting. At all times the staff were professional and courteous, while their knowledge was also first rate.

Lui G. – Croydon

Everyone was so helpful and Reena even helped choose the frames. Very happy all round.

Anne G. – Caterham

Everyone at Rawlings Caterham Branch is very professional and helpful; I'd never go anywhere else.

Anna W. – Alresford

Definitely worth taking out the payment plan! I've got a cracking discount on 2 pairs of varifocals including polarised sunglasses - highly recommend! Thank you.

Barry B. – Croydon

The examination was very informative. I asked lots of questions and they were explained to me in a way that was understandable.

Vikram P. – Purley

The best team. 5 stars for the reception team.

Barbara B. – Alton

The service was great. Thanks

Jatinder C. – Croydon

Always a warm welcome from the reception team. David Barker has got me from not being able to get contact lenses into my eyes to doing it in seconds. Always a pleasure.

Lesley K. – Winchester

Easy to book back to back contact lens and sight test appointments. On the day, the sight test optician I had really wanted was swapped for a different one, but it didn’t really matter, both contact lens and sight test opticians were friendly but not over-friendly, answered all my questions, and I very much felt they had my best interests at heart. When choosing glasses, I normally hate the experience, because I have all sorts of limitations (small nose, allergic to silicon, massive prescription) and find it hard to find any glasses that fit all requirements, but on this appointment, the dispensing optician brought me about five pairs, and I loved one of them, which I am excited about picking up for the first time in my life! I have already brought the rest of the family to Rawlings, and recommended to my friends, and will continue to do so.

Laura A. – Caterham

One of the reception ladies was very pushy, but other than that all the staff were lovely, and I felt like the eye exam was very thorough and very pleased with my chosen glasses.

Jacqueline C. – Croydon

Received a thorough examination for my problem and fully explained by Mr Barker.

Sam E. - Hedge End

Janet helped me in a compassionate, thorough and appropriate choice of lenses in a professional manner I had not experienced before though I have worn glasses for over 45 years.

Carolyn C. – Chandlers Ford

My family and I have been clients of Rawlings Opticians in Chandler's Ford since we moved to Hampshire over 30 years ago. The service they provide is second to none. All the staff are very friendly, extremely patient and always helpful.

Sheila W. – Caterham

Very friendly efficient service. there was a short wait to see the optician as she was running late.

Emma W. – Croydon

Thank you! I really feel looked after. Mr Barker asked lots of questions and really helped find a good solution to the problems I've had wearing contacts. It was my first appointment here and I'm glad I changed opticians.

Andrew P. – Chandlers Ford

I have been a customer for a good number of years now and without exception find that all team members are excellent in their knowledge and friendliness.

Debra G. – Croydon

Good service, thanks.

Brendan D. – Winchester

I have been in a couple of times recently - initially for a test - and then for glasses followed by sun glasses. In all cases I have found the team to be very knowledgeable and professional - with Roger Beckett in particular - taking real time and trouble to advise me and make sure everything was perfect. This is a rare experience these days - many thanks Roger - it is very much appreciated. Regards, Brendan.

Christine B. – Caterham

As usual, the service was professional and friendly. My eye exam was extremely thorough and the assistant helping me choose new glasses was very patient.

Vanessa G. – Croydon

I am very happy about the service.

Hilary H. – Winchester

The optometrists I met for my appointment were all very professional and helpful.

James H. – Hedge End

All in all, it was a great service where I felt like a valued customer, unlike more high street named companies who will focus on quantity over quality.

Andrew D. – Croydon

It was first class.

Mike L. – Caterham

Very good service, choice of glasses in price range could be more. All seemed very expensive. Otherwise, very good service.

Linda C. – Alresford

Would like to make comment regarding one particular member of staff at this Branch who is always very helpful, friendly and amenable even if I just call in on the off chance without an appointment. I find I can always rely on her professionalism and great customer service - SALLY. Thank you.

Florence B. – Caterham

Very comfortable eye test experience with chatty and friendly professionals. The glasses selection process was made very easy and enjoyable by the staff who helped out very enthusiastically and with good humour and patience!

Laurena J T.- Alresford

Everyone is always so nice at this practice. I met Matthew and Nick for the first time and they each put me at ease with their professionalism and friendly manner. Thank you.

June S. – Chandlers Ford

I always have problems choosing frames and after trying a dozen or more, the man who was helping me played a wild card with a frame I would never have considered and it was perfect. Thank you once again.

Nick B. – Caterham

Really pleased with my new glasses - and delivery was very quick as well.

Anne L. – Hedge End

I was really impressed by the excellent standard of service from the reception team, Trish and Melanie. Simon the Optometrist, for the thorough examination and professional advice. Also thanks to Simon for early diagnosis of an ophthalmic condition in the past. Janet for the expert knowledge and skill at helping me choose the correct frames for me and dispensing them to me. Janet then followed up with any minor adjustments to the fitting. Very pleased with the customer service received from the Hedge End branch.

Marina D. – Caterham

I was introduced to the RVP scheme which saved me over £200. Very happy about that.

Gertie B. – Purley

The staff were friendly and professional with great sense of humour. Simon, the optometrist, was very thorough with my eye exam and explained everything. A great bespoke experience.

Michael J. – Hedge End

I would like to comment on the customer service I received from Rawlings Hedge End Branch. The warm welcome from Trish and Melanie on reception, always cheerful and helpful. Simon for the Expert examination and early detection of an optical condition. This chap really knows his profession. Shortly after my examination he discussed a possible problem with me and referred me to the Southampton General Hospital Eye Hospital. I was contacted by them very quickly and seen the next day and given further tests. Janet for her experience in dispensing and fitment of my new glasses. I am really pleased with the advice/recommendations by Janet and the top Hoya lenses I chose. These are the best glasses to date, worth every penny of the extra cost. The clarity of vision, lack of any distortion when using them is incredible. It’s like not wearing glasses. To summarise both my partner and myself are so pleased we use Rawling Hedge End as our optician of choice. 10/10 for customer service and products.

April 2019

Wendy S. – Alresford

All staff friendly and welcoming. Helen Short (Optometrist) showed pictures of my eye scan and explained what they meant. Thanks to Nick for adjusting my glasses.

Elaine D. – Alton

Staff always very helpful and courteous.

Jackie K. – Winchester

It is always a pleasure to come and get my eyes checked. All the staff are friendly and the service is professional and efficient. Many thanks, love my new specs!!!!

Ann M. – Croydon

I have always had problems with my prescription and a complete pain when it comes to choosing frames. Billy at Croydon was so patient with me and we had a giggle on the way but we got there and chose a great frame. David has been the only optician that I have ever seen who finally understands my prescription in glasses and lenses. I have been to several places for over 50 years now, but the last 7 years have been a pleasure. Embarrassing, but funny as the reception ladies always know me when I go in, apparently not because I was a totally nightmare choosing frames I have been told. I think they are too nice... Thank you to all the staff at the Croydon Branch.

Diana G. – Alton

Excellent service and friendly staff.

David P. – Chandlers Ford

I found the experience of using the Chandlers Ford branch very positive. All the staff were particularly helpful, following an eyesight test, I was attended to by Becca, who was extremely helpful in advising me on the range of glasses available. I am very pleased with the pair I chose.

Sally B. – Alresford

Martin and the staff were very helpful and patient with me and my son. Couldn't recommend them highly enough.

Heather B. – Croydon

Question 6 marked as 9 because young chap was Portuguese, but please don't hold it against him, he was very helpful.

Keith P. – Alresford

I wanted a pair of BOLLE Progressive Cycle Glasses with various-focal lenses plus photochromatic shield. I saw Nick Edgeworth who was extremely helpful and even followed up our meeting by phoning the BOLLE rep to make sure that I could make them to my specific requirements. Everything went smoothly and to plan and I'm now wearing my BOLLE cycle Glasses with pride! Fantastic quality service from the Alresford Branch! Thank you to all of the team at Rawlings Opticians Alresford.

Laura L. – Caterham

Staff always pleasant efficient and helpful.

Beverley S. – Chandlers Ford

I bought Coco Song glasses fantastic I love them and I must say Chris was fantastic but then he always is. I am hoping to buy a second pair.

Graham M. – Winchester

Excellent service from booking the appointment through to collecting my glasses.

Iain H. – Alton

Ramsay great as always, glasses choosing experience the easiest ever with really good advice from Val. Thanks!

Douglas B. – Croydon

Very satisfactory service throughout.

Sarah H. – Purley

Thank you so much for such great service and for being so helpful when I initially had such trouble with my eyes (viral conjunctivitis in both eyes). I'm delighted with my new glasses and with my comfortable contacts which are much better than I've had in the past.

Deborah R. – Chandlers Ford

The Team at Chandlers Ford are always very professional and attentive to myself and my husband. I would recommend them to my friends.

Cathy B. – Croydon

Excellent, professional, friendly service.

Carole S. – Caterham

Experience of choosing glasses 9 not 10 but that was due to feelings within myself and not because of any staff.... they were more than helpful and gave honest opinions.

Vlad A. – Purley

When I first walked in the store I immediately felt the warmth and the professionalism of the staff when they welcomed me. Since my first eye test and my first frames that I got from there, I always enjoyed going back and spend some time talking and enjoying time with Rawlings Opticians stuff in Purley. All I have to say about this place is that in all my experience since I was little visiting opticians every month, at Rawlings they really know how to explain to me every single thing and make it clear. Simon, the optometrist, it is amazing, he knows his job without any doubt and how to interact with patients. Ana Maria, the lady who is always assisting me choosing the perfect frame for the perfect look is marvellous, she is very helpful, spending time with her is wonderful; she knows how to be professional and cheers me up all the time. I highly recommend this shop in Purley, you won't regret it!

David K. – Chandlers Ford

A very friendly and helpful team from start to finish. Glasses ready very quickly which was a great help.

Christina Z. – Purley

Rawlings has always been my optician; the staff are so helpful and friendly - I do not have any confidence as I cannot speak, but the staff always make the effort to understand me. They are always so cheerful and accommodating. In particular, I saw Simon on a couple of occasions and I felt very comfortable with him; he is kind and understanding, cheerful and exceptional service. I feel confident coming here and the reception staff are lovely and kind.

Sarah B. – Alton

So friendly and professional. Great service from all the team.

Paul R. – Chandlers Ford

The whole experience was very good and staff polite, and very helpful. Thank you.

Chris W. – Croydon

When choosing lenses I was not given the same as previously and was not informed of the choice available. I was automatically changed to Hoya. This resulted in a need to retest and get fresh lenses. I am still getting used to them.

Anna Maria V. – Purley

I have been coming to Rawlings for quite few years now, first Croydon, then Purley. When I moved, everyone is so welcoming and friendly and helpful. I wouldn’t go anywhere else. All my children come as well and my sister. Lovely atmosphere.

Elizabeth S. – Winchester

The best experience was that Sue enabled me to have exactly the glasses that I wanted by time and resourcefulness, she researched and got them made to my great delight. Wonderful service.

Charanjit C. – Croydon

My son loves the new Moscot range of frames, and I'd love to gift him a pair, so this competition is fantastic, although the last winner was from the Croydon branch and lightning never strikes in the same branch twice.

Joyce K. – Chandlers Ford

I came to you for another pair of glasses. The assistant was extremely helpful and I spent some considerable amount of time choosing my new frames. I am delighted with my choice and they were ready much quicker than I expected. A very helpful branch. I will certainly visit again.

Judith D. – Caterham

I am always amazed how good your staff are at picking out frames that really suit me.

Jatinder C. – Croydon

David is a star, always puts my mind at ease, when I have optical neurosis.

Susan R. – Winchester

Excellent service - very good examination. Gave me confidence. Explained everything very thoroughly. Awesome help choosing and finding the right glasses. Delighted with the glasses which I have just picked up. Very happy and will recommend you. Thank you very much.

Rosaleen M. – Chandlers Ford

Despite attending Hedge End for eye examinations, I have in recent years obtained my spectacles at Chandlers Ford. Although the service at Hedge End is excellent I have chosen to travel to Chandlers Ford as the manager (Chris Hobbs previously at Hedge End) is aware of the various issues I have had over the years and has always provided me with sound advice and exceptional service.

Janice S. – Croydon

David is very helpful.

Mags H. – Chandlers Ford

We had excellent service today. Our sight tests were very thoroughly and professionally carried out by Lindsey and Becca gave me lots of help to choose my new glasses. There was a lovely friendly atmosphere and we even got a cup of coffee, thank you Chris.

William B. – Croydon

Excellent service from the longest established opticians in Croydon.

Sylvia M. – Purley

I was very pleased with the quality of service given.

David B. – Croydon

I have been attending Croydon for quite a few years and have always received great service with smiley and helpful team. In particular, Reena is supremely efficient and is so refreshing to get such a pleasant and personable service, sadly lacking in so many areas in other businesses.

Katharine P. – Purley

Excellent service. I telephone to say my daughter had broken her arm from her Centrostyle glasses. When we pop in on Saturday, the receptionist had looked through the spare parts and found a suitable arm to last until her new glasses arrived. By coincidence, we also had a new prescription and choosing new glasses and fitting went really well. Thanks to all the staff.

Esra A.S. – Croydon

The experience with the guiders for new frames felt different. One seemed very experienced about offering the right frames that did fit, when the other left me free in a way to find it on my own. Comparing these two experiences, I liked to choose in between suggestions better than being left free.

Anne Marie D. – Winchester

Excellent service from Sue, who spent time sorting out my lenses and frames. I really appreciated her help and kindness.

Ernie S. – Croydon

I thought Ms Hassan was wonderful during the examination. She was very thorough and very helpful with advice about my watery eyes, Thank you.

Caroline W. – Winchester

All went really smoothly. I love the new digital lenses clever thingy in the eye test. Really neat!

Karen S. – Croydon

Samantha Jones was very nice and polite to me and made me feel good with what choose to buy.

Mike N. – Winchester

I had the pleasure of being dealt with by Luke Allen on my visit, what a charming young man and a complete credit to your business. He took total control of my situation, contacted the hospital for me and started the process that saving a major problem from occurring. I am very, very grateful for his attention and professionalism. Please ensure Luke is made aware of this comment.

Jane C. – Caterham

As usual excellent service from Caterham.

Sheila R. – Winchester

Rawlings in Winchester has been our family opticians for 48 years. Glasses which I bought 8 years ago had had several replacement lenses but the frame was wearing out. I'd had a sight test about a year ago. So I just walked into the shop without an appointment to choose new colourful frames which they sourced from Europe and fitted within a week! Staff were bright, helpful & professional as always.

March 2019

Tim R. – Alresford

Very thorough examination, very professional and well worth it.

David R. – Hedge End

I am so glad I used a local service and specifically Rawlings to provide my first ever pair of glasses. From first contact when I entered the shop the pleasant, personal, warm and professional service provided by all of their staff made the experience feel like I was important to each of them and that I was investing in a trustworthy and reliable company that I can now depend on throughout my lifetime. Thank you to all of you.

Lisa W. – Alresford

Just moved here, walked in off the street and sorted new glasses for myself and my son and registered whole family. Exceptional service, prompt, friendly and professional.

Ben W. – Alresford

Great service and a decent coffee as well.

Gillian P. – Hedge End

After trying a 'cut price’ optician it was such a pleasure to get back to a quality service, thank you!

Nancy H. – Winchester

As usual, all the staff I met were professional, friendly and helpful. I feel I can trust their expertise and that my eyes are safe in their hands.

William H. – Caterham

I had a problem with the frames of the glasses I bought at the Caterham branch a few months ago. When I returned with them they were very helpful, and happy to replace the frames. Not only that, they also pointed out to me that there were scratches on the lenses and, as they were "scratch resistant" and under guarantee, they would also replace them for me too. Rawlings in Caterham is very friendly and local service, which I've now used for many years!

Margaret D. – Alresford

It is always nice to feel the service is a little bit more personal than that you would receive from the larger chains.

Lana C. – Chandlers Ford

No queuing for ages to be seen, easy parking and local which I like. Staff were lovely too.

Philip M. – Winchester

I wish to thank Luke Allen and Nick Edgeworth for their excellent advice and help. In 2018, Luke suggested cataract operations to avoid future eye problems (glaucoma). These were very successful and I have just been discharged from the hospital. Nick advised and obtained my new glasses, also excellent. Whilst praising relatively new staff, it would be quite unjust if I omitted to thank Roger for the high standard of care and service he has given to Sheila and me over many, many years. We have used Rawlings since 1976, buying many pairs of glasses. Only 2 or 3 times have we felt things didn't turn out as well as we hoped and expected.

Katie M. – Alresford

As ever, a welcome relief to improve the ever decreasing eyesight. A very helpful happy team reside in Alresford.

Pamela V. – Winchester

Always pleased with the excellent service.

Judith A. – Winchester

Roger was exceptional helpful in helping me to choose some glasses.

Mandy C. – Caterham

Always great service, these are our family opticians.

Christine T. – Chandlers Ford

It was a pleasant visit and the optician listened to what I had to say, she was helpful along with everyone I met that day and my glasses arrived earlier than expected.

Cora F. – Caterham

I have used Rawlings for years now and would not move as they have been consistently friendly, efficient and very helpful.

Bernard B. – Chandlers Ford

Excellent service from reception to fitting, the optician was extremely thorough and explained in detail what I needed by way of spectacles. I have no complaints or criticism of everyone at C/Ford branch. Perhaps not the cheapest, but I would recommend Rawlings every time.

Shaun R. –Hedge End

They very helpfully made a pair of glasses to my specifications. Rimless red tinted glasses that Burt Reynolds did wear. My other glasses are comfortable and enable me to read small print and see further away. The service was professional friendly. The eye test and customer service were great. Thanks again.

Angela A. – Hedge End

Always a smooth experience! Staff very knowledgeable & listen to client. No pressure to hurry when choosing glasses & they give good opinion & advice. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

Anne B. – Alresford

Always good service at Rawlings.

Linda H. – Winchester

Always receive professional service.

Sue B. – Chandlers Ford

It would be better to have all the glasses displays at one end of the retail space. It would make the choosing of frames easier. I would have liked more choice of colours in the frames e.g. some brightly coloured frames.

Lesley G. – Hedge End

I like using a local service with modern equipment and services, there is more of a personal touch.

Clare P. – Caterham

Very pleased, thank you.

Tracy O. – Chandlers Ford

I lost my reading glasses a week before going on holiday! Debbie gave me an appointment on Monday and suggested we do the annual contact lens check at the same time. A very helpful lady helped me choose frames that would ensure I could pick up new glasses before I went away. Today 6 days later I picked up new glasses and contact lenses - perfect!

Elaine E. – Chandlers Ford

I couldn't be more pleased with my new varifocals. As well as choosing from some fantastic new frames that had just come in to my local Chandlers Ford store I was able to choose very thin plastic lenses which coped so well with my complex prescription. I chose options to undergo a retinal examination to reveal any potential macular degeneration and also a field of vision test that flags up any blind spots outside the central field of vision (good for driving, amongst other things). Best of all, my new glasses arrived 2 working days after my eye test!

Mark P. – Croydon

Great service and expertise. Have been coming to Rawlings for nearly 40 years. Always great attention to detail and advice.



February 2019

Linda G. – Winchester

I have been having my eyes tested at this practice for over 20 years and I have always found the service, care and attention excellent! First class.

Jill B. – Alton

Thoroughly professional staff. Each step fully explained from start to finish. Would recommend happily.

Jane H. – Alresford

Rawlings in Alresford offer a proper personalised service - time is taken and one feels welcome at the branch.

Jane P. – Chandlers Ford

Very satisfied and pleased to be able to switch from Winchester branch to Chandlers Ford branch in order to continue to have a consultation with Kim Winyard.

Craig B. – Hedge End

Rawlings Opticians is the best opticians I've been too. All the staff is very friendly and always helpful when it comes to helping people find the right glasses for them.

Isabelle W. – Winchester

I came in today with broken glasses. Becca was great in managing to make them wearable until I could get new ones. As I was only home from university for the weekend finding a time for an eye exam and choosing new glasses was looking tricky. Fortunately Luke managed to fit in my eye test in and I have chosen new glasses - which should all now be ready for when I come home again in a few weeks. Thanks to everyone at Rawlings who managed to sort this out for me today.

Lorraine T. – Alresford

I am very happy with every stage of my optician’s appointment. This time I saw a new member of staff, Matthew Hitchon, who was lovely. He explained the results of each of my tests clearly and in detail, as I have been used to at the practice with Helen. I then met with Martin Davidson to discuss my lenses and glass frames. I was pleased to meet with Martin again as it was his help with a pair of glasses not purchased from any of your branches that made me change my opticians and come to Rawlings several years ago. It was good to see him back at the Alresford branch. Thank you to all your staff in branch who gives such excellent service.

Sarah C. – Alresford

The team at Alresford Rawlings are extremely polite, punctual & I feel confident in their assessment & advice.

Karen M. – Chandlers Ford

Excellent service.

Kerry F. – Croydon

Very helpful and honest staff.

Zoe J. – Hedge End

I have always found the team very helpful, friendly and professional. The specs are expensive though!

Susan P. – Winchester

I have been to Rawlings for my eye care for many years and have received excellent professional care from Rachael Smith, with whom I have the utmost confidence. Having had a very bad experience many years ago with frames and the fitting of them from Rawlings I have reluctantly purchased elsewhere. This time I was persuaded to give Rawlings a try and was pleasantly surprised by the professionalism and utmost care and attention received by Debbie. I now look forward to hearing that my new specs are ready for collection.

Barbara B. – Chandlers Ford

Everything was 100%.

Patricia P. – Hedge End

A very, very thorough examination. The Optician clearly explains everything. The latest technology. Free 2 hour parking which is plenty of time. Lovely staff. All round good experience.

Neil B. – Chandlers Ford

Very good advice and information offered.

Margaret F. – Chandlers Ford

I have used Rawlings Opticians since 1996 when I moved to Chandlers Ford. I think this shows how well I value them.

Andrew M. – Winchester

I have quite challenging eyes, with problems since birth and Rachael Smith is knowledgeable, efficient and gives me complete confidence. Rebekah provided good advice and made very sensible and good suggestions.

Iain H. – Alton

Ramsay great as always, glasses choosing experience the easiest ever with really good advice from Val. Thanks!

Patricia F. – Hedge End

I was impressed with the quality of the service by all members of staff.

Victoria L. – Alton

I had become increasingly dissatisfied with Specsavers and so this was my first experience of Rawlings. I wish I had changed sooner as I now have the best specs I have ever had. The optician was also able to answer questions I had about my vision and had been worried about for years, needlessly as it turned out. The time given to a thorough examination and communication is excellent.

Mike S. – Hedge End

I have used Rawlings in Hedge End for many years and always receive first class service and have confidence in their advice.

January 2019

Christine C. – Caterham

My whole experience from beginning to end was excellent. Knowledgeable, polite & very helpful staff.

John K – Caterham

Excellent service this time.

Veronica W – Alton

Extremely good experience all round with any problems being dealt with immediately.

Yvonne W – Winchester

Very helpful staff, interested and human.

Sharon G – Alton

Service excellent as always. Limited range of rimless was disappointing.

Janet E – Winchester

Delighted that I received my glasses in under a week from the date of the eye examination.

Claire C. – Chandlers Ford

A huge thank you to Chris at Rawlings who helped me when I was in total desperation. A broken pair of kids glasses 2 hours before we leave for holiday on a Friday afternoon....a bit of inventiveness from Chris and a new pair of glasses sorted in less than half an hour. Chris went out of his way to help my son and I and I am truly grateful. Will be recommending Rawlings to my friends and family!

Judith C. – Hedge End

Took my disabled 89 year young mum for her first apt 11am parked with ease, very friendly welcome; we were even able to be put in for my 1st visit, following apt save me coming back another time. Great selection of spectacles. Very reasonable. So grateful, left optician a cake on her desk, sorry ladies didn't have enough for you all.

Brian D. – Alton

Excellent service.

Diane B. – Purley

Your staff member Dawn has always been helpful, but over a very difficult time has gone out of her way to help me with my glasses and appointments. She is a credit to Rawlings.

Christine J. – Caterham

The whole experience from making the appointment for an eye test through to collecting new glasses was first class. At no point during the process did I feel rushed and staff took time to answer my questions. I felt valued and not just there to be pushed into buying something I did not need. I'm very happy with my new glasses. Please don't change.

Wendy M. – Caterham

For 15 years I have attended the same optician. In October 2017 I had to take my glasses back twice as I was not happy with the prescription. They assured me that there was a slight problem but my eyes would soon settle, they did not. I still had double vision. At Rawlings my test was very thorough, prisms were discussed with me, also my benign brain tumour which was removed in 2006 was taken into account. I now feel confident in driving and just generally walking about in the shops etc. At last I can go about my daily tasks with confidence so thank you so very much and in particular to the lady optician.

Derek S. – Winchester

Excellent service as usual, nothing rushed, thank you.

December 2018

Pamela O. – Hedge End

I was very happy with the service I received, the staff were particularly helpful and my glasses were processed before the estimated date they gave.

Syeda R. – Croydon

Service was great. Thank you.

Ann S. – Chandlers Ford

Delighted with the Bleph-Ex treatment I had: it has made such a difference to the appearance and comfort of my eyelids. I also received very in-depth and comprehensive information on managing my blepharitis and dry eye problem from Rachael.

Heather C. – Caterham

Rob took so much trouble to make sure my glasses were just right. Ushma did my test and was as caring as she always is. I would not go anywhere else for my glasses. Thank you, Rawlings.

Ruth C. – Winchester

The staff at Rawlings are always exceptionally pleasant and helpful beyond the call of duty. I was very impressed recently after I had broken my spectacles by sitting on them that they were repaired on the spot and free of charge.

Mike E. – Chandlers Ford

The optical assistant, Becca, was new to the shop. She was really informed and capable. She was efficient and made my eye glasses buying experience brilliant, indeed the whole team at the Chandlers Ford branch seemed a great team. I would certainly recommend them to colleagues and friends.

Frances P. – Croydon

Long-time client of Rawlings Croydon for over 30 years - great atmosphere - excellent service; staff always so helpful. I would highly recommend to family and friends.

Yvonne W. – Hedge End

I really appreciate the excellent customer service you get at Rawlings Hedge End have been going to the same optician Rawlings for the last twenty years, keep up the good work.

Ann E. – Croydon

I would recommend you to my friends but they live 280 miles away!...

November 2018

Chris P. – Caterham

I was initially nervous as I hadn't had my eyes tested for some years but needn't have worried as I was immediately put as ease by the reception staff, then Ruth the optometrist, followed by the manager Rob all resulting in a very pleasing experience. I would recommend the practice to anyone of my friends.

Ann E. P. – Hedge End

Excellent service, excellent glasses.

Elizabeth E. – Purley

Good personal service. Glad I changed from another optician.

David R. – Hedge End

I was very pleased with the amount of time afforded to my sight test, as well as the amount of care taken over choosing my frames.

Tim L. – Purley

Great service. Fantastic effort to make sure I was happy.

Jeff B. – Caterham

I have been a Rawlings customer since moving from the North-East 25 years ago. I have had several problems in recent years with detached retinas and I wanted a new pair of glasses that would react to changing light conditions but which I could also use for driving and watching television. The team in the Caterham branch were very helpful in providing useful advice on the style which would suit me best. I have been very pleased with the end result and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to friends.

Melinda M. – Purley

Made me feel very welcome. Staff very friendly and professional. Nothing is too much trouble. Very helpful in choosing and fitting of glasses.

Edward R. – Purley

A very good service by attentive and experienced staff.

David M. – Caterham

Very professional & thorough. Issue was picked up & GP referral made. I am currently under Moorfields for treatment. So thankful of the thorough tests.

Karen M. – Caterham

I always find all staff to be kind, welcoming and calm in their approach. Good choice of glasses frames for my quirky ways. They keep good timing with their appointments, which I appreciate. True professionals.

Kelly W. – Alresford

Purchased reflective, polarised transitions lenses in gorgeous new frames from the team in Alresford. Very helpful, friendly and informative staff ready to assist as necessary. Very happy with the entire process and would highly recommend.

Michael I. – Alton

Efficiency with courtesy.

October 2018

Margaret F. – Caterham

The practice is very welcoming and the level of service excellent using the latest technology. My glasses were ready very quickly. I would thoroughly recommend Rawlings to others.

Colin M. – Croydon

David is always helpful in explaining what is going on in your eyes with hints in keeping eyes healthy. Reena has been very good at helping with new glasses.

Rachel G. – Alresford

I saw Helen Short in Alresford today. She fitted me in at the end of a busy day. I am a dog groomer (Alresford Dog Grooming) and had a hair splinter embedded under my eye lid extremely uncomfortable! Helen was very patient and managed to remove it, Thank you - eyes back to normal.

June O. – Croydon

Great, efficient, quick service

Jean S. – Caterham

As usual, an excellent service. All staff made you feel welcome and relaxed

Maria B.T. – Hedge End

It was my first eye test with Rawlings Opticians. All went well and I hope to be back when required.

Sonia O. – Winchester

I find all the reception staff at the Winchester branch professional and efficient. They acknowledge your presence and smile even if they are busy. The Opticians are kind, patient and professional.

Barbara D. - Caterham

Very happy with our visit and the lady that tested our eyes

Michael P. – Alton

I put 'not applicable' to question 6, as this year I used existing frames. In previous years when I did select glasses, I'd give this question a 10 also. I find the advice given by Rawlings staff very good, and you are not given un-necessary "advice", nor pressured into buying anything.

John Guy W. – Croydon

Very good all aspects

Richard S. – Hedge End

Great service from Simon, as usual.

Jane W. – Winchester

Very good service from the opticians. Just wish the shop was nearer a carpark as I have difficulty walking distances!!! But altogether kind and helpful staff with good help choosing new frames.

Isabel O. - Caterham

I appreciated the optician answering all my questions and going through the scans with me. I also appreciated how the person helping me choose new frames really listened and offered constructive feedback: it made the process much easier for me than I had anticipated.

Maureen S. – Alton

Always pleased with Rawlings over many years

Jacqueline C-C. – Croydon

Staff very helpful; good selection of frames - the one I wanted was ordered in from another branch; the only issue is I was going to buy two pairs as there was a special offer on the second pair - had to rearrange eye exam due to illness, when I came for appointment I was informed that the "special offer" had expired!!! if only that had been pointed our when I was rearranging the appointment - very disappointed as I would have had a second (spare) pair at an excellent discount - so only bought one pair.

Karen C. – Caterham

First time getting varifocals given lots of information and options which made it easy to decide. Advice of 30 day trial option as well. Great service.

Ian H. – Hedge End

All round excellent service.

Kim S. – Croydon

Fantastic optician, would recommend to everybody who says about going to have eyes tested; friendly service, never rushed.

Andrew W. – Winchester

A thorough and professional eye examination. Same frames were available as my current pair. Excellent new glasses. Thank you.

Jacqueline G. – Purley

The service was exceptional. Simon was attentive and listened to me. Dawn was helpful with choosing frames when I could not decide! It was a delight to receive such wonderful service!

Katherine J. - Croydon

Always great service.

Jennifer D. – Alton

I didn't have to choose glasses last time as my prescription hadn't changed too much however, I am thinking that it has slightly more so am thinking about booking another appointment and purchasing some new glasses hopefully before Christmas.

Sheila M. – Croydon

Because I was offered a scan, AMD was discovered in one eye. I was very speedily referred to Moorfields for treatment..... all because of the skill of the man who gave me the eye test.

Dominic H. – Chandlers Ford

I'm delighted with my new glasses, and the service I received from your branches in Winchester (frame selection and measurements) and Chandler's Ford (eye exam and fitting).

Amanda P. – Caterham

The optician who did the eye test (young man I can’t remember his name) was very professional and Mike who helped me look at frames (unfortunately there were any that matched my requirements - so just replaced the lenses) again very professional with an approachable manner. Mike said he will keep a look out for the kind of frame I am looking for. Thank you, Amanda.


September 2018

Michelle L. – Caterham

Personally I hate choosing glasses, can't see without glasses so deciding on a pair has always been a horrible experience and chore. However your team made it so much fun I ended up buying more pairs than I intended. Finally I am seeing wearing glasses as a fashion statement rather than a necessity. Thanks especially to the lady who helped me choose and got to fit them for me when I collected all of them today.

Sylvia W. – Croydon

Very good

Helen M. – Alresford

I went into Rawlings on 8th September to choose my frames as I knew I would not have a lot of time on the day of my appointment. I was really impressed when I was called by the dispensing optician I spoke to on Saturday to say he remembered my time was tight and as an appointment had been cancelled would it help if I came in a bit earlier. Unfortunately I can't remember his name but he was a young man and he made my day. Excellent customer service and confirmed my reasons for staying with Rawlings.

Neil S. – Caterham

This is my first ever set of glasses I so was at a complete loss at where to start. The team at Caterham were great, especially the following day when I came to pick my glasses. Despite being very busy with only two of them in the shop, they took a lot of time to help me decide what was right for me. Fantastic service!

Patricia C. – Hedge End

A very thorough eye examination

Sue H. – Winchester

Nick was very helpful in selecting frames and deciding on quality of lenses

Sophie V. C. - Purley

Every time I visit I am made so welcome by everyone. Simon, the Optician, was lovely for my appointment and made sure I understood everything and was content before I left. I was ten in the capable, enthusiastic hands of Billie-Jo, who took a lot of time with me (over repeated visits) to ensure I got the frames that were right for me and my mad prescription. Note for improvement: Mint Imperials should be hand delivered to smiley patients by Richard J

Tia M. – Alresford

Good service and efficient

John Christopher B. – Hedge End

I was after two very specific pairs of Ray Ban frames which I found an issue to be able to order at other opticians. Rawlings at Hedge End were fantastic, I supplied them with the frame numbers and they happily ordered them for me. I hen had a lot of help choosing the right lenses for my two set of frames. I’d like to thank Sara and her team for such a great service! Needless to say I will be back and recommending you to anyone and everyone! I have my own business so I really appreciate good service and Rawlings Hedge End couldn't have done any more!

Teresa G. – Caterham

Very friendly and professional staff all round, breakdown of my invoice and my policy confirmed, text that my Glasses were ready for collection, seated same day and were adjusted to fit perfectly, so happy customer, thank you.

Laura T. – Purley

Extremely helpful! Thank you!

Sally B. – Alresford

We love coming into the shop. Always friendly and enjoy having a chat a staff. Nice to have a catch up if we can.

Sivet K. – Purley

Excellent and helpful service from Dawn. Over & above normal requirement

Nicala L./Ellis – Caterham

Brilliant service, thank you Rawlings. We were feeling desperate having been to Spec savers and Boots, met with rude service! Unhelpful, couldn't be bothered staff, so Rawlings Caterham was a much needed and appreciated excellent service. Met with friendly, helpful, informative reception staff right through to eye examiner. Don't know why I bothered going elsewhere first. Thanks again Rawlings Caterham, I will wholeheartedly recommend you. On behalf of my Son.

Simon D. – Purley

Fantastic customer service. Always treated in a professional manner. Highly recommend.

Patient – Chandlers Ford

Both Kate and Pauline were very helpful, professional and relaxed to be around.

Janet C. – Caterham

Rebecca was amazing in helping me to obtain an additional supply of contact lenses to accommodate a crisis!

Eileen P. – Purley

Staff very pleasant and helpful

Jean T. – Croydon

Excellent service

Helen S. - Caterham

The young man who conducted my eye test (Fardip) was very pleasant and gave a very clear explanation. Liz who sorted out my frames went well beyond what she needed to do in helping me sort out options that worked and were at a price I found acceptable. Excellent overall experience.

Helen T. – Alresford

A special thanks goes to Mr David Wood - optician, who took great care in my appointment. He was clear, concise and reassuring, making me feel welcome & comfortable throughout my appt. The receptionist Jo Phillips was particularly helpful when I was deciding which frames to purchase. A very pleasing experience.

Nicola M.M. – Caterham

Always great service at Rawlings in Caterham, they have been my opticians since I needed glasses about 13 years ago. This time my needs had changed and they picked up on this recommending a 'work' lens which allows me to focus well on both my screen and what’s on my desk. First Class!

August 2018

Raz C. – Alresford

It is such a pleasure to visit Rawlings. A really lovely selection of frames, you feel that you have something stylish and unusual. I have every confidence in the optician who I see on each visit and I feel recognised and welcomed by all the staff. This time my frames were on special order and staff kept me updated throughout on their progress. I am delighted with them. I was even tempted into buying some fabulous sunglasses, but no sales pressure. I feel that Rawlings offers me a personal service which I appreciate very much.

Gina B. – Caterham

Staff all very helpful and professional

Sophie B. – Chandlers Ford

Kim was efficient and friendly doing my eye test. Chris, the dispensing optician, was really helpful in my search for new sunglasses that would work with my 'difficult' prescription. I appreciate the time he spent advising me and also checking with suppliers re lens type

Peter G. - Caterham

Friendly staff, personal service. Replacement lenses more expensive than I'd thought they would be.

Heather H. – Croydon

The service was excellent especially in getting the frames I needed. Reena Patel went to a lot of trouble to search for frames that would be the correct size for me. I am most appreciative of her hard work.

Martin C. – Caterham

Excellent service from the Caterham crew. Always very friendly and you leave feeling that you have been attended by people who care

Elizabeth G. – Hedge End

From my experience over several years now , all staff at Rawlings , Hedge End are always polite, friendly, professional and maintain a high quality service.

Anthony H. – Caterham

All staff very friendly

Sue O. – Winchester

Collected my glasses on 3 August 2018 - very speedy service! However, initially very disappointed as they just weren't right. However I was reassured and the two staff members spent as much time as was needed to get them right - which they are! Excellent service, thank you.

Elizabeth D. - Caterham

I was seen promptly and my new glasses were ready for collection 1 week later.

Margaret K.F. - Purley

Always a pleasure to come to the shop. The whole experience is very professional and all the staff very welcoming.

Sarah M. – Chandlers Ford

Friendly and efficient team at Chandlers Ford. We always go to this branch even though we have moved further away. Special mention of Lynsey and Pauline who go the extra mile. Thank you

Alex C. – Caterham

Thoroughly professional and friendly team. Always a pleasure

Julie W. – Winchester

All the staff were very friendly and helpful, especially as I had just lost my very expensive Bolle prescription sunglasses and had to replace them, after only having them 2 months

Olivia C. – Caterham

Very helpful lady helping me choose my glasses

Andrew G. – Hedge End

Simon and Sara were very friendly and knowledgeable. The whole experience was a pleasure

Claire L. – Chandlers Ford

I just wanted to say how fantastic the optician was with my 2 yr. old daughter yesterday. I phoned the receptionist early that morning, saying I had concerns about my daughter, and they fitted her in. The care she received was amazing; my daughter had a fantastic time and will be getting new glasses. The optician really cared about Ella and followed up with the hospital to ensure that she gets further care for her squint. I can't thank you enough for the care you have given my daughter. Claire

Sam H. – Winchester

Have given 10/10 as all the staff were very friendly and polite. When choosing my glasses, I like that the member of staff was asking me questions about what glasses frames I liked and pulled out a few options to find the right ones for me. I was told they would be in store within week and were ready in a couple days! In the end I am very happy with the overall experience and came away with a pair of glasses I am very happy with, would definitely recommend!

John C. – Hedge End

This was only my second visit to an opticians, with my previous experience being a well-known high street chain due to a standing contract with my employer for the supply of DSE glasses. Rawlings in Hedge End were absolutely brilliant in comparison; a far more personal service, without the previous feeling of being in a cattle market. I felt the eyesight check was far more thorough, and would definitely recommend to anyone. Many thank yous!

Howard J.R. – Caterham

A friendly, helpful team that make the business of having your eyes tested very easy. Especially appreciated the comprehensive nature of the eye test, testing for things other than just glasses

Brenda H. – Chandlers Ford

I had a lovely examination by Kim with OCT, which was very reassuring. I even had a cup of tea while I waited. I got my new glasses at the Hedge End branch as unfortunately nothing took my fancy at Chandlers Ford. The Hedge End team, were very helpful and ordered me in a frame specially. Super!

Juliet S. – Hedge End

The service at Rawlings Hedge End is consistently excellent. I didn't need new glasses this time but I am most satisfied with my latest lenses, particularly with the help for night driving prescribed last year

Anne C. - Caterham

Staff were very helpful in helping me choose my daughters glasses

Darren G. - Alresford

Good experience, easy to deal with

Ian D. – Caterham

I stopped smoking in the spring! So to give myself a real incentive to stay smoke-free I decided to treat myself to prescription sunglasses. I had always wanted a pair and now was the chance to fund them from my saving on cigarettes. Rawlings Caterham recommended a superb Oakley frame and because of my Vision Plan I also saved £200 on the overall cost! And what a great time to do this. With the incredible weather, I doubt whether there have been more than 3 or 4 days that I haven't worn them! Although I had been wearing Transitions lenses, these fully polarized sunglasses are far superior. No more glare - which has helped my dry eyes. And no more residual dark shadows after a long day's sailing in brilliant sunlight. Thank you Rawlings (and I'm still not smoking!)

Francis B. - Hedge End

The whole experience at Rawlings in Hedge End was good; from polite reception, short waiting period, a very well conducted professional eye examination through to excellent advice on the latest lenses and technology choices available, together with a wide range of frames that are well presented. I was impressed with the Rawlings Vision Plan I selected and the discount I was given on my new glasses by their friendly, informed staff in pleasingly designed premises.

Robert S. – Alresford

Very efficient, friendly, people. I have been a client for 32 years and am very pleased to always receive excellent advice and service.

July 2018

Lindy M. – Purley

Friendly, efficient and helpful - what more to ask!

Terry M. – Caterham

I found the whole procedure to be easy and not stressful.

Jennifer K. – Alresford

It is really nice to be able to deal with local people who know their stuff and care about their clients. I never feel hurried and it is good to be able to leave the shop with a smile being able to see clearly.

Evelyn B. - Caterham

All the Staff are very welcoming. I thought my eye examination was thorough, and choosing new glasses afterwards was made easy.

Mary H. – Alton

Always very pleased with the treatment and service I receive.

Samantha W. – Caterham

Really helpful to my daughter, who needed glasses for the first time. Great service from all of the team, thank you.

Kenneth C. – Hedge End

I first visited some years ago when you referred me for suspected glaucoma. I am being treated for this. I have been to several chain opticians. You are easily the most efficient and courteous. Well done for an unusually good service.

Nathan J. – Caterham

Extremely helpful staff when selecting and fitting glasses felt very welcome and the result was fantastic! Thank you, Rawlings!

Glennys A. – Winchester

Fantastic service throughout!

Martin B. - Caterham

As usual I received close attention and excellent service, not only for my sight test, conducted by Ruth, but also for the subsequent choosing and fitting of frame and lenses (primarily with Liz but others were involved). Thank you.

Nezila N. - Purley

Excellent service, very friendly staff.

Vijayaniruka D. – Croydon

Excellent Customer Service (her name is Dawn) and had an excellent super good doctor, I would recommend my friend and family to visit Rawlings Opticians.

Julia G. – Caterham

All members of staff very pleasant and informative. A happy experience.

Jane D. – Winchester

The eye test was professional and informative and I was looked after whilst choosing my new frames very well. My whole family uses Rawlings here due to the excellent service.

Louise B. – Purley

The whole team were incredibly helpful and made our experience truly lovely. I cannot praise them highly enough for the way they dealt with my "spirited" 6 year old, nothing was a chore and they made him feel like a 'rock star'. Thank you so much!

Christine C. – Caterham

I always find the staff extremely friendly and helpful, both the reception and technical staff.

Simon R. – Winchester

The service all round from the Optician to the dispenser was excellent. However, I wanted to call out the simply outstanding service I had from Debbie. Having worn glasses from an early age, I have visited opticians for nearly 40 years now and this was by far and away the best service I have had. Choosing a pair of frames is always very stressful and a big decision. I didn't even need to look at frames as Debbie was excellent at finding just what I was looking for and making a great recommendation. She then helped me choose the right lens and explained clearly the options and costs so I could make an informed choice. I just wanted to say a huge thank you - you have a customer for life!

Emma W. – Caterham

Our only criticism was that the incentive discount for signing up the contact lens subscription wasn't properly explained. Other than that we have been very happy with the service we've had for our son. Patient, clear, helpful and efficient. Many thanks.

Jitendra P. – Croydon

Very professional.

Alice O. – Purley

Thank you all so much for helping me find these glasses. I love them!

Ron M. – Hedge End

Janet was excellent in helping me to choose the right glasses, spent a very long time with me and was very patient.

Karen R. – Caterham

I am an old customer of Rawlings who had gone elsewhere to cut costs. However, the glasses I was most pleased with came from here, so I returned. I was very well looked after: I had a thorough test with Ruth and needed a scan which was available straight away. Rob was very helpful in helping me choose glasses and giving advice. Very many thanks to the team.

Karolina K. - Croydon

Great service every time I'm in. so happy with the help of choosing new spectacles. Thank you.

Anne D. – Hedge End

A very thorough eye examination with good explanation about the procedure and recommendations. Helpful and friendly staff to help with choosing glasses and no feeling of being rushed.

Mark N. - Caterham

This was the best eye examination I have ever had. It was very thorough and I felt very confident with the whole examination process. I love the new tonometer instrument! Picking frames and lenses was the easiest it has ever been. I received exceptional advice and service and picked a pair of glasses and a pair of sunglasses in less than half an hour. I never felt rushed, just had a lot of good advice and suggested frames. Both pair of glasses were ready within a week of choosing. Brilliant service!

Margaret M. – Purley

I feel I have been treated so well. Feel confident in all the staff. Very kind. Fantastic staff.

June 2018

Anne M. – Purley

I am very grateful for the help and service I have had received here for many years.

Margaret C. – Alton

My husband and I have been with Rawlings for many years and have no complaints at all in any department. Thank you for your help over the years.

Marilyn K. – Caterham

Always friendly and relaxing

Rachel G. – Chandlers Ford

The very friendly staff put me at my ease and I had everything explained to me in detail. I really don't think my experience could have been any better. Thank you.

Amanda S. – Purley

School referral. Staff was very welcoming and friendly

Lynn K. – Alton

I think the staff in Rawlings are fantastic

Wendy W. – Caterham

All members of staff were very helpful. I didn't feel at all rushed when choosing my glasses and was given helpful advice. I am extremely pleased with both pairs of glasses and will definitely be recommending Rawlings.

Jason F. – Hedge End

The Hedge End branch is always welcoming and cannot do enough for you. There is no pushy sales patter, only helpful advice. Whenever I have had an issue with my glasses or contact lenses, they have always looked after my needs very quickly.

Erik S. – Purley

Very satisfied with the service

Anne L. – Caterham

Always a very friendly and professional service in this branch. Very patient and helpful when I was trying on new frames - I do not make up my mind easily and the service was so helpful.

Jane C. – Winchester

A delightful experience from start to finish

Richard B. - Caterham

Very friendly and very helpful staff who understand their customers requirements I would not use any other optician.

Jaqueline A. - Purley

Excellent service, reception team great. Dawn takes my Contact Lenses home to save me picking them up from Purley - going the extra mile - Excellenté!

V. F. – Chandlers Ford

This is the second time I have bought Silhouette glasses from Rawlings. They are tricky to fit because I am sensitive behind the ears and need extra-long handles. Your staff have always been helpful and have taken the trouble to ensure that my glasses fit properly and comfortably.

Tamara B. – Caterham

Thank you so very much for offering a change on my original glasses. I love my present ones and I appreciate what you’ve done for me.

Christine T. - Croydon

Exceptional team!

Geoff C. – Alresford

The staff at the Alresford Branch are very friendly and professional, I felt very confident that I was being very well looked after. There was a good selection of frames to choose from and I am very pleased with the two frames I chose to replace my existing glasses, thank you.

Sheila S. – Caterham

A very positive experience. I was due for a check-up and I was offered an appointment the following day. The examination process was thorough and things were explained at every stage.

Kim F. – Purley

I couldn't have had a better experience. Test and appointment day went without a glitch, but my post appointment experience was amazing. The glasses I received just didn't work for me and made me feel physically ill. Feeling guilty, I went back only to be greeted with a smile and all the help in the world. Mike was amazing and so helpful! After trying a couple of things, adjusting lenses and a new pair of glasses later we got there. Couldn't have felt more looked after. Thank you Mike! Appreciate everything you did for me!!

Laurence D. – Alton

Great experience today. Ramsey was very helpful and Bridget was brilliant!! Will definitely recommend you to my friends. Thanks!

Sue K. – Winchester

Whenever I have visited Rawlings I have always been seen on time and never had to wait. The staff are friendly, the technology is fabulous and up to date. Luke takes the time to explain everything to me and has a lovely calm, professional and approachable manner.

Margaret D. F. – Purley

Rawlings have looked after my eyes since the 1970' and I cannot thank them enough for the friendliness, thoroughness and skill with which I have been treated. Many, many thanks.

Robert T. – Caterham

Rob provided first rate service and fitted my new pair of spectacles perfectly. He also made joining the Rawlings Vision Plan an easy and enjoyable experience.

Marion H. – Chandlers Ford

The staff at Rawlings were delightful and very helpful. There was plenty of time to choose my glasses and the staff made it a very pleasurable experience. I would have no hesitation in recommending Rawlings in Chandlers Ford. I love my new spectacles!

John B. – Purley

Very good experience - very helpful

Pearl B. – Purley

I was feeling very unwell when I came for my appointment. The staff were so helpful and caring. I enjoyed coming here. Dawn is super. Thank you so much.

Peter H. – Caterham

As usual a friendly professional service

Angela L. – Purley

Reception Team: very friendly and helpful and extremely professional. Always happy to take the time when choosing frames
Technician: Excellent went the extra mile to make sure spectacles fitted well
Optician: very thorough examination and picked up problems previously missed by previous opticians

Phrynette D. – Winchester

The staff were thorough and very friendly. They didn't rush you. It was a very pleasant appointment!

Jackie H. – Hedge End

I loved the frames I was shown. I wish I could afford them right now.

Stuart B. – Purley

Very friendly and incredibly helpful - Thanks again!

Patient – Alton

I was prescribed the wrong prescription for multifocal contact lenses at 2 other optical chains and ended up wearing my glasses all the time. I went to see Ramsey Thow at Rawlings and have finally been given the correct prescription and am extremely happy as able to wear lenses all of the time. Would definitely recommend Rawlings.

Frances I D. – Purley

Felt completely at ease with Simon. Recommend him highly

Caroline H. – Caterham

Very good experience

Sally L. – Caterham

The whole experience from the test through to choosing, ordering and fitting my glasses was done to extremely high standard. Indeed the staff are so friendly that it was like dealing with friends.

Christopher K. – Croydon

It was a good optical experience. The only quibble was the price quoted kept fluctuating but a cheaper deal was ultimately found.

Chris W. – Hedge End

Appointment running slightly late but otherwise excellent service. I would not go anywhere else

Kevin F. – Purley

Excellent and friendly assistance when I was choosing a pair of sunglasses

Robert P. - Winchester

Very professional and trustworthy approach taken by Alex and Nick

Sheena L. – Caterham

Thank you for the prompt and efficient service I have always received

Christopher S. – Purley

Great service from the Optician and choosing frames and collection. Well done and thank you.

Nigel W. – Caterham

I found the staff to be knowledgeable, patient and extremely helpful. There was a problem with my glasses when I went to collect them, which was disappointing, but this was sorted out very quickly and efficiently.

May 2018

Jackie E. – Alton

First class service as always. Have been coming to you for over 30 years and have never been disappointed.

Ann G. – Caterham

I am disabled, I have Brain Cancer, but the glasses that were prescribed for me by Ushma at Caterham Rawlings were the first ones that had actually dealt with my double vision problem that I'd had since having the brain surgery 21 years ago, now thanks to her I can see well enough to drive again

Ann W. – Chandlers Ford

Rawlings has supplied my spectacles for many years now. I have always had total trust in their expertise and confidence that I would not end up with an expensive product that I could not use (as indeed happened to me when I once used a well-known high street optician). At Rawlings a pair of varifocals I could not tolerate was replaced immediately and without question. I would also like to thank Pauline at Chandlers Ford branch who combines expert knowledge with the ability to find styles which suit me - and to express her opinions with the utmost tact. This was particularly useful when (pre-cataract surgery) my short sight meant that choosing frames involved an element of guesswork!

Zoe S. - Croydon

Excellent service all round, all the staff are lovely and helpful

Fergus C. - Croydon

Lovely and helpful service

Dylan B. – Caterham

I am Dylan's Mum. Dylan has ADHD and has often found appointments difficult and a challenging experience. At Rawlings, the staff have been so helpful, accommodating and understanding with us. Dylan needs regular check ups and wears his glasses all of the time now. I thank all of the staff in the Caterham branch for making it such a positive experience for Dylan. I can't recommend them enough.

Christine T. - Croydon

Exceptional team!

Bekky M. – Croydon

Very patient and understanding

Lizzi H. – Winchester

I just wanted to say what an exceptional experience I had at the Winchester branch. I missed my original appointment, due to personal issues. I wasn't made to feel terrible about this & rang to rearrange. This was dealt with in a friendly & professional by the team. When i arrived I was seen quickly & I thought the optician was very good. He was young, but very professional. I was pleasantly surprised. Having decided to get new glasses I had a quick look at frames after my appointment I went back some months later, where a note had been made so I didn't have to start my search from scratch! The chap who helped me this time was super helpful & knowledgeable. He took time to help me, and again was young but very professional too. Extremely pleased with my experience and wanted to say thank you!

Nijole B. – Croydon

Very professional, quick and pleasant service

Katheryn P. – Hedge End

I hate choosing new glasses but everything was explained clearly and I was given advice on which frames suited me, which was very helpful.

Thushyanth Y. – Croydon

Rahila was helping very good

William H. – Caterham

I've been using Rawlings for years and wouldn't go anywhere else. The staff know who you are and are always friendly and helpful

Julie H. – Caterham

I would like to say how helpful and friendly Shirelle and Sheena were when I visited this store. Shirelle went out of her way to personally fit my glasses when she should of been at lunch. Definitely wouldn't go anywhere else. Julie

Gary P. – Winchester

The whole experience was extremely pleasant and easy. All staff were very welcoming and professional at all times, which made me feel relaxed and confident in their ability to help me. The optician was the best I have seen and the eye test very thorough. The dispenser was very attentive and willing to go the extra mile to find the frames and lenses which best suited my needs. Excellent service all round. Many Thanks

Barbara B. - Winchester

Helpful, friendly and reassuring staff whether at the reception desk, for the eye examination or choosing frames. Thank you

Chetana P. - Croydon

The optician was very helpful and explained well

David B. – Winchester

As my prescription had not changed enough to make new lenses necessary I can't comment on question No.6 but the whole experience was hassle free and I was not kept waiting.

April 2018

Raymond P. – Alton

Exceptionally helpful advice on selecting lenses and frames. Courteous, informative, listening, patient and understanding. A significantly higher standard of service than the supermarket I tried previously.

Gary B. – Caterham

Fantastic team brilliant service pleasure to do business with!

Paul T. – Caterham

The staff and service at the Caterham branch are excellent and my wife and I would not go anywhere else.

Paula M. – Winchester

Words cannot express how very grateful for ALL the help that Rachael Smith has given me(re my eyes).She has SO much knowledge about eyes and with her help I have received much needed help and advice re my eyes. My thanks to Rachael and your team. P.S. I have recommended you to two families who are also impressed with your service

Susan B. – Caterham

Everything about my recent check-up was very good and all the staff were very pleasant and helpful. I received my new glasses very quickly.

Bridget A J. – Alton

Very good overall service. Hoya lenses are really good and I really notice the difference.

Andrew J. – Caterham

Friendly, very helpful staff. Excellent, trustworthy advice

Andre C. – Caterham

I was very impressed with the service, right from walking into the store, through to picking up my new glasses. First class, friendly service.

Jim N. – Croydon

Billie has done a brilliant job with my Lindberg rimless. They needed new lenses. I found a pair of Tom Ford frames that suited me. Billie crafted rimless lenses that matched the Tom Ford glasses. The time taken from my first request to actually getting the glasses was a little excessive.

Toby L.-C. - Caterham

The service was great, wide range of glasses styles. The optician made time to listen to my comments on how I could see and experiences.

David T. - Caterham

I have used this branch of Rawlings for many years, and the standard of service has always been consistently high. My recent visit was no exception. Your company has an excellent team there.

E S - Alton

First class service. On time and equipment ready for use, as in many places time is wasted looking for equip. Professional approach by all of the staff entering to all the time leaving. Good selection of glasses and the sales person was very good and ensured the new glasses are the correct fit. l have used Rawlings for many years and will continue with service like this.

Fabian B. – Caterham

I chose these expensive spectacles & lenses with the help of Rob Eatwell & he was very caring

Rachel W. – Caterham

I have been coming to Rawlings since I was 8 years old and I always love coming back and being welcomed by all the friendly staff. The whole experience is made so easy and when choosing glasses I can also get an honest opinion of how they look.

Angela A. – Winchester

I have been going to your Winchester branch for nearly fifty years and I have always been impressed by your service. The eye test now is very thorough and comprehensive and all the staff that I encounter are helpful and knowledgeable.

Nicola H. - Caterham

It was easy to arrange an appointment at a convenient time and I was seen on time. Very thorough eye exam addressing my current vision concerns and a very patient advisor who gave good advice on which glasses suited me, and how I could address my different vision needs. A complete and genuine service - as always!

Michael H. – Caterham

Very helpful with advice when choosing glasses

Wendy T. – Alton

Great opticians. Friendly and efficient staff.

Rebecca C. – Caterham

I have been a patient of Rawlings for many years now (possibly as many as 20) and I have never had a bad experience or anything other than excellent service from both the opticians and the reception staff. The lady that I have seen of late has been so helpful and has even been able to identify and help me with dry eye (something that I have suffered with for years), which I can now manage myself and without any medication. I am delighted and no longer suffer with weeping eyes every time the weather is cold or windy.

Olinda P. – Croydon

Excellent service. Please give your staff a generous pay rise.

William H. – Caterham

I've been using Rawlings for years and wouldn't go anywhere else. The staff know who you are and are always friendly and helpful

Leigh A. – Chandlers Ford

This was my first time to Rawlings where I saw Rachael Smith in the Chandlers Ford Store. I was extremely impressed with Rachael and would have no hesitation in recommending her to others

Simon H. – Caterham

All staff were very friendly and very professional, in particular Shirelle Poge. Will be back....

Gill M. – Caterham

The store was bright, clean and had a friendly yet professional feel to it. Everybody was kind, interesting and helpful. It was good to be in safe hands.

Jenny S. – Winchester

My visit to the Winchester branch on Friday was a very positive one. My eye test and examination by Mani, the optician was particularly good. He was very thorough, unrushed and discussed all the outcomes of my test in full. Thank you.

Sheila C.-T. – Caterham

Nothing seemed too much trouble for the people who helped me and the whole experience a real pleasure as well as receiving two great pairs of new glasses. Thank you

G. P. Garland – Alton

I've always found Rawlings to be the best place to go to fro my eye care. I've used Rawlings for over 30 years, with just a couple of years break. I wouldn't go anywhere else, unless they were to leave Alton, which would mean going somewhere else. I first started to use Rawlings when they were in South Norwood, London, when I lived there many years ago. Was disappointed when they left South Norwood and moved to South Croydon. Alton branch has really nice staff to consult with and the opticians themselves are so good to get on with.

Theresa C. – Alresford

When I booked my appointment, I was offered and accepted the new scan for my eyes. This was carried out just before my eye test. It was a very easy process, explained and carried out efficiently. The results were then shown to me and discussed with me by the optician during my appointment. This reassured me that my eyes are healthy in spite of my family history.

Amanda E. – Caterham

I have used Rawlings as my opticians for more than 25 years now. My father has glaucoma so having great confidence in the standard of care I receive from my optician has helped me to feel that I am doing the very best I can to make sure that I am looking after my eyes and my eyesight. Rawlings offer a first class service on every level; from the most up to date technology to ensure that every examination is as thorough as it can be to the fabulous range of eyewear - be that contact lenses or glasses. Then we have the team themselves who offer the highest level of customer service. Over the years they have helped me to choose a number of pairs of glasses; always being patient and professional even when I have tried on half the frames in the shop! I know I am in safe hands with Rawlings, Caterham and I wouldn't use any other opticians. A big Thank You to everyone at Rawlings Caterham.

Joan H. - Winchester

Both the young men I saw today were friendly, polite, informative and helpful and made me feel very confident in the service I receive

Lynda Z.- Croydon

Very impressed with everything

Sue K. – Caterham

All staff very friendly and helpful

Ann B. – Caterham

I had not been to opticians for 13 years - but on returning to Rawlings I found the entire experience so easy and worthwhile thanks to the excellent staff

John A. – Winchester

I and my wife live in Winchester; I have worn glasses for several years; my wife wears contact lenses; we have been with Rawlings for all our eye-care needs and have been looked after very well. I recently converted from bifocals to varifocals and was assessed on dropping in without an appointment; I was told the glasses would be ready in 14 days, but were there after 7 days; I then wore them indoors for a few days as advised and found I had slightly blurred vision when reading which was fixed by the assistant manager; I can read these comments clearly as I type. My daughter has had serious astigmatism since infancy and has been looked after by Rawlings until she moved to East London where she couldn't find a satisfactory optician; so, she comes down to Winchester by train to be back with Rawlings she intends registering her 2 young daughters with Rawlings, and co-ordinate their appointments with hers.

Jeff B. – Caterham

From receptionist, optician and technician all staff were very friendly and helpful, giving you confidence in your frames/lenses decision making.

March 2018

Mary P. – Caterham

Really helpful, friendly, knowledgeable service from all the staff over 3 different visits for testing, choosing glasses and collection/fitting. I have recommended Rawlings in Caterham to others already

Paul B. – Caterham

I have come back from Specsavers, they have a place for occasional glasses, but I wear mine throughout the day. I was looking for light strong frames and the thinnest lens possible. Not cheap but you get what you pay for.

Tim B. – Alresford

Rawlings in Alresford has a lot going for it. You can pretty much park outside (for free), the team is very friendly and the examination very thorough. I would not go elsewhere

Jane T. – Chandlers Ford

The whole experience of selecting and buying my first pair of varifocals was excellent, and exceeded expectation. The selection of frames was brilliant, and far better than other opticians I visited. The welcome and help from the reception staff excellent but above all the advice, patience and thoroughness from Chris was exceptional. He talked me through all the options, the pros and cons of each, clearly costed each option, and then helped me to select appropriate frames showing good taste and patience throughout. I have been a Leightons client for over 20 years, and have also purchased from other opticians as well over the years but the service received in the 4 visits to Rawlings was far superior in every way. Thank you very much to Chris and all the staff.

Jeremy T. - Caterham

As always - great service at Rawlings!

Paul R. - Croydon

Great service and very professional. Friendly staff.

Paul le G. - Alton

Fast, efficient, friendly, professional service for two pairs of spectacles with quality trifocal lenses and frames. This was a repeat visit for me to the Alton branch, the last being too long ago in 2014.

Mollie L-C. – Caterham

My glasses came in a lovely condition and the team had already got it personalised for my measurements. Contacted me as soon as the glasses came in. Excellent!

Lucy A M. – Hedge End

I have been going to Rawlings for many years and find them extremely professional and helpful with all options.

Sophie R. – Winchester

I have been a loyal customer of Rawlings for over 12 years and never gone elsewhere for my glasses. I also bring my daughter for her eye exams. I feel well cared-for, and known by the team in a way that ensures I feel confident in the assurance and advice I receive.

Alison M. – Caterham

Sun glasses with prescription lenses chosen with help from several members of staff and collected today only 8 days ago and they are fab thank you!!!

Barbara Ann W. – Caterham

I was very pleased with the service given.

R J H. – Chandlers Ford

A fast very professional experience, I was so pleased.

David M. – Caterham

Really happy with whole service.

Myrthle S. – Croydon

Very good.

Philippa M. – Caterham

I have been coming to Rawlings Opticians for many, many years! I came as a child to your Purley branch, where my mum and dad were customers, and since I was married, some 30 plus years ago, I have had regular eye checks at the Caterham branch. As I have had multiple sclerosis since 2001 it is important that I have annual eye checks and your Caterham branch provides me excellently with the care I need. Have recommended Rawlings to all and sundry!! Thank you all!

February 2018

Jeff C - Caterham

Always a very easy and user friendly experience using Rawlings in Caterham

Annette B - Caterham

I have been a client of Rawlings for 60 years

Simon & Tiggy C - Winchester

We had quite a serious problem with my son's sports goggles we purchased from Rawlings which broke and left a nasty piece jutting out from the side of them. This was not Rawlings problem but the manufacturers. Roger Beckett was empathetic and very professional and we managed to work out the problem. As such, we will definitely continue to use Rawlings and will recommend to our friends.

John G - Caterham

First visit for 2 years - refitted shop terrific, gives more space and better for viewing glasses. Excellent lighting, which helps when trying on new glasses. All round an excellent experience. Booking easy and OCT scan explained clearly and cost given. OCT scan easy, all questions were answered clearly and shown examples of what damaged eyes looked like on a scan. Eye-test professionally carried out by Ruth, explaining everything throughout. Very helpful regarding the recovery of my eyes now enabling me to drive without glasses. Rob, dealt with my prescription and was very professional and helpful with the choice of glass and lens I required. Said the order would be within 5 working days. I received a text message which enables me to pick them up on day 4. Congratulations, good team at Caterham. My wife has already recommended a good friend of ours, who is now going to be a "regular" with Rawlings. Kind regards John G.

Pamela W - Caterham

Very pleased with my new glasses the whole team were very helpful and professional.

Dennis P - Winchester

Saw Simon Cabell and Roger Beckett today. Both top notch people for their professionalism, care and attention. My wife, daughters and I have been going to Rawlings for at least 25 years. Now the grandchildren are going!! Don't change too much. The staff give you a feeling of total trust and confidence. That also applies to the building and its more traditional decor fitting as it does into the whole character of Winchester. A big thank you from all the family.

Peter C - Caterham

Very good optician that always delivers a good service and excellent glasses.

Sally H - Winchester

Very happy with the experience.

Paul B - Caterham

An overall first class experience and service.

Ann G - Winchester

I have been a client at the Winchester branch for many years and have always had good service from all the staff. Thank you all. One comment I was in the Winchester branch with my grandson who needed the toilet and there is not a client toilet in the Winchester branch which is a bit of a problem if you are a parent with probably a couple of children.

Katie H - Caterham

Thank you so much to the Caterham team. I broke my glasses and they fixed them. I then needed new ones with a new prescription. It's an expensive business so I took 3 trips and lots of the staff time to choose. I really appreciated all their patience, honest opinions and time and am really pleased with my new glasses. Thank you so much.

Jennifer C- Winchester

As always our experience with Mrs Rachael Smith was outstanding. Very professional, sensitive and always explaining with clarity what she was doing and looking for. The recently introduced new technology to scan the eyes was a reassuring feature , and clearly analysed for us by Mrs Smith. All other staff we encountered were efficient approachable and friendly.

Isabel F - Caterham

I had a lovely experience at Rawlings Caterham and the staff were so helpful, even when I had an over tired 7 week old baby with me. Thank you for making the appointment and choosing my new glasses easier than I was expecting with a new baby.

Joan G - Winchester

A Very Satisfied Rawlings Optician's customer for 16yrs. ALWAYS appreciates the friendly Welcome & smiles from Reception Staff. I am 67ys old & sincerely appreciate the superb eye examinations and advanced technology techniques. During appointments Optometrist Luke Allen ALWAYS explains procedures and information clearly and Manager Sally Hake has assisted with ALWAYS the Perfect frame selection for me. No hesitation recommending Rawlings Opticians Winchester to Friends & Family.

January 2018

David T- Caterham

Having transferred from the mass-market suppliers like Specsavers and Asda, I'd like to thank the team for helping me achieve an accurate prescription, for spending time helping me choose a frame that suits my face and for fitting the glasses perfectly. I now feel that I have a good quality pair of glasses and with the on-going eye-care plan I have confidence that my eye health is now in much better hands.

Philip J P - Alton

So many times these days I am asked to provide feedback for even buying a coffee!! So for something as important as eyesight I take time to choose the right company. I am delighted with Rawlings for their professionalism, their friendliness, product range and value for money. It is always a pleasant experience and that is saying something these days.

Jo A - Chandlers Ford

Rawlings Chandlers Ford has been exceptional - I have recently changed opticians due to a lack of care and understanding of my wishes - and was firstly encouraged by the inviting and friendly sounding website. The staff from Reception through to the examination and subsequent lens trial and glasses fitting happily exceeded this reputation and was all so friendly, helpful and informative. I felt in safe hands and was very impressed by the efficiency and professionalism of the overall service.

H J W - Caterham

I have to commend the optician for efficiency and accuracy of the tests made on my eyes to ensure I have no glaucoma or other problems. Also the dispensing optician for making the choice of frames and lenses so quick. I have reached the time of life where I don't need to hang around!

Richard H- Croydon

An excellent team and service, thank you.

Andrew B - Caterham

The dispensing optician was excellent. Very friendly, ensuring the frame fitted and that the lenses thickness was reduced as much as possible.

Katie M - Hedge End

I haven't been to the opticians in a very long time but due to working with computers all day I decided to book an appointment here as my father uses Rawlings in Hedge End all the time. However, it was my first time at Rawlings and first appointment in over 5 years for my eyes. Simon Cabell was extremely knowledgeable and explained every part of the eye examination which made me feel at ease seen as I didn't really know what to expect! He was very helpful and obviously very passionate about his job. The whole experience was very good so I will definitely be re-booking for 2 years' time!

Jill M - Caterham

I have been going to Rawlings for 58 years and would not go anywhere else. Have seen many changes in the set up and even the location of the shop! Everyone has always been friendly and helpful. A very satisfied customer.

Chris R - Winchester

Excellent experience from start to finish.

Eleanor M - Chandlers Ford

Whenever I walk into the store I am greeted by a warm and friendly team, that know my name! They are very accommodating and helpful, and honest when I am choosing glasses- which is really helpful! I have never had a bad experience, despite visiting many times, and always feel as though the staff want to help. I am also part of the vision plan as I wear contact lenses sometimes, and when signing up, the information I received was very useful and the benefits amazing. 10/10 for everything!!

Christine E - Hedge End

Have always been very pleased with the service at your Hedge End branch.

Simon H - Caterham

I had quite a complex choice re glasses which necessitated a couple of return visits. All staff were extremely patient, resourceful and helpful in getting me to the right choice. Extremely satisfied all round.

Ian S - Chandlers Ford

Very professional and friendly environment.

Alan W - Hedge End

As well as efficient, Simon's enthusiasm made the experience enjoyable. I was helped choose the correct frames and another colleague went out of her way to find a suitable frame so that I could reuse my old glasses as well. A bonus. a fantastic team effort.

Brian S - Winchester

I have always had excellent service from Rawlings and this visit was no exception. The staff in all departments is friendly, very thorough and explain clearly each step of the examination and give valuable advice in selecting a suitable pair of glasses.



December 2017

Sharon C – Purley

Dawn is excellent, always very helpful and makes you feel welcome. Dawn helped me to choose my frames today. I used to go to the Croydon branch, but when Dawn transferred to Purley so did I. Funke was helpful and very thorough with the eye test today. Mike was very helpful with sorting out pricing etc. for my glasses. Excellent help from everyone as usual. Thanks

David O – Hedge End

I was extremely satisfied with my visit to Rawlings. My eye test was very thorough & I was brilliantly well informed on all aspects of my test. The staff was excellent & very friendly. I felt very looked after & would highly recommend them.

Liz D - Caterham

A very pleasant and rewarding experience with an outstanding, well knowledgeable member of staff

John D G - Purley

Ann-Marie was extremely pleasant and helpful this afternoon as she fitted my new specs. She is unfailingly polite, considerate and very knowledgeable. She sets a very high standard of customer service and does Rawlings a great deal of credit.

Claire F - Winchester

It is always very easy to book appointments and I like being part of the monthly vision plan for the included appointments as well as good discounts off contacts and glasses, something I know from friends other high street opticians don't offer. Everyone in the Winchester branch is very helpful from reception to helping with glasses. Keep coming back from London since I moved!

Ron W - Purley

The optician Ms Belcher recognised that I had problems with the retina and referred me to Moorfields Urgent Care department. The result was that some 2 weeks later after treatment my sight has shown significant improvement. Many Thanks. Similarly some months earlier Ms Deniran again referred me to Moorfields with a weepy eye. This turned out to result from a lymphoma behind my eye which has now been treated by radiotherapy at the Marsden at Sutton. I am so grateful you picked this up this important issue. Many thanks again.



November 2017

VS - Alresford

I have tried others too, but am coming back to Rawlings again.

June O – Chandlers Ford

I have always found the staff at Rawlings very professional and approachable.

John B – Chandlers Ford

Chris and the team were very professional and helpful throughout. Can not recommend highly enough. Very enjoyable experience. Many thanks to you all.

Carol W – Purley

Had great help from Purley when I couldn't find any frames as nice as the ones I already had, when they replaced by lenses in my frames with my new prescription. I had already replaced my reading glasses with yourselves a few months previously. I had originally purchased my Gucci frames from yourselves.

Keith B – Winchester

I have been a customer for almost twenty years and have regularly received a first class service. This is especially important to me as an attack of Bell's Palsy in 1999 left me with a continued facial paralysis resulting in reduced blinking and dry/watery eye. The care, attention and advice I have received over the years has been second to none.

Jill M - Caterham

Excellent service - my first visit to Rawlings (in Croydon) was when I was 11 - a lot has changed since then - for the better!

Sandra S – Chandlers Ford

My prescription was with another optician. Pauline was very helpful in helping me to choose some great frames as I find this very difficult.

Ruth C – Hedge End

Very professional examination.

Jo F – Purley

Such a lovely, professional team at your Purley branch. Dawn is always very welcoming & professional yet friendly. Always remembers what was happening last time she saw you - very impressive customer service - makes the customer feel valued.

Geraldine G – Purley

I only gave question 6 a 5 because I found it difficult to find fashionable glasses that suited me which were considered to be the right size etc., and I wasn't entirely happy with my final choice. Women need to feel they look good as well as see well, even at a certain age!

John C – Chandlers Ford

All the staff were as excellent as ever well done and thanks.

Ruhina S - Purley

The reception team at the Purley store are amazing! I really struggled picking my glasses as I also had a budget and they managed to help me pick a pair which took over 45 minutes but all 3 of the ladies were patient and helped me and also they were within my budget. I would definitely recommend this store as I received nothing but good customer service!



October 2017

Jan C – Caterham

Have been using this branch for nearly 50 years and would not go anywhere else. Everyone is very friendly and helpful especially the lady who fits the specs

Sheila C – Hedge End

I was extremely satisfied with my visit to Rawlings. My eye test was very thorough & I was brilliantly well informed on all aspects of my test. The staff were excellent & very friendly. I felt very looked after & would highly recommend them.

Carol K – Hedge End

From the eye examination to the fitting of my new glasses the experience was very professional and all the staff were very pleasant. I wouldn't go anywhere else. Highly recommend

J F – Hedge End

I was very pleased with the service provided

Janet F - Winchester

I have always found Rawlings provided good customer service and have been having eye tests here for many years.

Nicola Y – Hedge End

The service was very good from entering the door to leaving . Helpful and very friendly

Norma C - Caterham

All the staff are very friendly and look after me very well. Liz always goes that extra mile. HAPPY HAPPY.

Lesley K – Hedge End

Very friendly staff and optician

Geraldine G – Winchester

Couldn't wish for better care and service, plus the help given in selecting new frames is invaluable.

David F - Caterham

I could not imagine a better service, all the staff in this branch manage to tread the line between being professional whilst being friendly, approachable, welcoming and helpful. Thank you.

Brenda S – Chandlers Ford

Having had a bad experience elsewhere, it was an utter delight to feel comfortable and to have things explained fully and to feel able to ask questions. Thank you.

David R- Winchester

I am writing this on behalf of the above patient (I am his wife and carer). David had a stroke in 2009 and has severe aphasia as a result. Luke Allen carried out his eye test last year. This year he clearly remembered my husband and manged an amazingly positive result, being able to tell me exactly what David had been trying to express. I know this takes large amount of patience and perception. In a young man this is very impressive. He also spoke to my husband treating him with no condescension - a joy to hear someone talking to him normally and respectfully. A fantastic skill for a young man. I hope he does really well. Carolyn Ross

James H – Chandlers Ford

Fantastic Service would recommend anyone to use this optician.

Dennis A – Hedge End

I have always found the staff at Rawlings Hedge End very friendly and professional. A special mention for a Mr Simon Cabell, who found a problem in my eyes a few years ago, which could have been very serious if not treated.

Kathleen O – Caterham

Very pleased service at Caterham



September 2017

Margaret L – Caterham

Liz was very professional and extremely helpful with her advice.

Andrew W - Alresford

Friendly, easy & efficient. Thanks Helen & Nick

Alejandro T – Hedge End

The service from everybody in the shop is always brilliant and the eye tests are very thorough

Jacqueline N - Caterham

Love your new showroom. All staff always very efficient and professional. Have recommended many people in the years I have attended. Carry on the good work!

Linda M – Hedge End

Everyone in the opticians was very helpful.

Christine J - Purley

A most professional and friendly competent service. Made pleasant by the exceptional staff who made both me and my husband welcome and comfortable.

Keith T – Hedge End

The whole experience was dealt with in a very professional manner. We were served by Debbie who had a vast knowledge of her job. She answered all our questions clearly, concisely and with a great deal of patience. Will recommend to friends and family members.

Frany L - Caterham

Very patient and honest whilst choosing two new frames, very different to my last pair. Thank you.

Pippa W – Hedge End

I had a problem with my glasses and have been given an exchange

John G - Caterham

I have worn glasses for a number of years and used a number of options. This latest experience with Rawlings has been the best service by far to date.

David S – Hedge End

Fast, Friendly, Helpful nothing was too much trouble for them on my first visit to sort a lens that had fallen out, that was the reason for me go to have an eye test and buy a new set of glasses, So well done to the staff 5 star service

Sandy T - Caterham

The staff were genuinely friendly and helpful and understood what I wanted. They took a great deal of trouble to find the answer to a question I had relating to my practice plan insurance...



August 2017

David E – Chandlers Ford

Having gone to a major High Street Optician for more than 20 years, I took advice from "Which" and tried an Independent Optician instead and chose Rawlings. Well what a breath of fresh air, the difference was a remarkable step change in every respect from the first appointment stage through the whole professional process, I was treated like a valued friend rather than the next customer on a conveyor belt. I was so pleased with the whole friendly, thorough and professional experience that I just wanted to say thank you and well done Rawlings .

Paul R - Croydon

Great service and very professional. Friendly staff

Carole E – Hedge End

Have always been delighted with the service I have received at Rawlings, most helpful, well informed and efficient. Nothing is too much trouble and they take time to explain and answer any questions articulately and comprehensively. All members of staff are helpful and friendly.

Barbara E – Hedge End

This was the first time I have found choosing glasses straightforward with a good variety of shapes and styles, rather than many different versions of the same thing!

Benedicte T - Purley

The staff is very helpful and always welcoming.

Jackie C – Hedge End

Excellent exam with Simon as always. Joyce and Gemma were phenomenal in helping me choose my new glasses, I think that I nearly tried on every pair in the shop! Thank you all very much.

Clare B –

My first appointment with the Optician was delayed, but the team explained the reason and kept me informed. I was able to decide on frames in the time I was waiting.

Kathleen M – Hedge End

Always find the staff friendly helpful and very professional.

Lorna G - Winchester

I was very impressed by the professionalism of Mrs Rachael Smith and she has been very helpful with arranging extra consultations on 2 Aug and 4 Aug. In fact myself and my husband (John TS Green) had attended Rawlings for almost 40 years and this record speaks for itself regarding excellent service. Thank you.

Janet F – Hedge End

Very satisfied with everything. Staff very attentive and patient. Very happy with my new glasses. They fit so well.

Robert H – Hedge End

Received reminder letter and telephone call once appointment. Very detailed eyesight test helpful staff when selecting glasses required .

Ruth M – Chandlers Ford

As a first time client I was very impressed with the thoroughness of Lindsey the Optometrist & Sally who helped me with choosing reading glasses as a result.

Janice E – Hedge End

Extremely courteous and efficient service. No feeling of being rushed.

Jill B- Croydon

Excellent team work at this branch

Terence B – Hedge End

Will definitely book appointments for family members

Juliet S – Hedge End

I was advised to have anti-glare lenses for night driving I am delighted with them and can drive safely again.



July 2017

G. Taylor – Alresford

My experience was very straight forward: had my eye test with Helen, very professional; 7 days from ordering my glasses to delivery. I would definitely recommend Rawlings.

Diana H – Alton

Very helpful and patient staff.

Frany L – Caterham

As I changed my glasses from rimless to the more on trend full frame the dispensing optician was very patient and friendly, and honest. Thank you.

Tom L – Winchester.

Nick was very helpful and patient and made the process of choosing new glasses very easy

Lynne M – Chandlers Ford

Rawlings provide an excellent service with reassurance of being in safe hands

Tracey – Caterham

I can't speak highly enough of the experience and the staff at Rawlings Caterham. Have been using their services for a few years now, and have found them to be very professional, pleasant and good value. I would be happy to recommend their services.

Bede H – Hedge End

I have been meaning to write to you about the customer service that a have received at you Hedge End branch. I have been wearing glasses for over sixty years, and during that time have visited many opticians and so have been able to make many judgments about their service. The staff at your Hedge End branch is by far the best that I have encounter. My eye sight is of a rather difficult kind, and they have been unfailing in getting the best glasses for my type of vision.

Jacqueline H – Chandlers Ford

I used to go to Specsavers and my GP referred me to Rawlings. Being an old age pensioner I have my eye examination every couple of years or so and since going to Rawlings I have been very impressed and will continue using them.

Malcolm – Caterham

I have used Rawlings Caterham for many years, and have always found the staff both friendly and professional. They continue to impress on both value and quality, which is why I will continue to trust them to look after my sight. I must give a big shout for "Ushma", who always makes the whole experience pleasant.

Christine T – Winchester

The high quality service is the reason I have been coming to you for a long time.

Lynda T – Croydon

The people were very pleasant and helpful at all times. I am here again in the future, have been for many years.

Nicholas S – Caterham

I felt my eye examination was extremely thorough and the advice given was very helpful. Overall all the members of the team i dealt with made me feel at ease.

Patrick O – Winchester

This was our first visit to Rawlings and we could not have been more impressed with the friendly care and interest we experienced. What is more impressive still is that my new glasses were ready for collection 5 days after my eye test!

Brenda S – Hedge End

I found the assistant Debby very helpful; I will definitely go back and I am taking my son there.

Lynda T – Croydon

The people were very pleasant and helpful at all times. I am here again in the future, have been for many years.

Nicholas S – Caterham

I felt my eye examination was extremely thorough and the advice given was very helpful. Overall all the members of the team i dealt with made me feel at ease.

Christina F – Purley

They are a very helpful and friendly team, although the team in Croydon are as well, they are thorough and when choosing frames they don't try and sell you something out of your price range and they help to choose a style that suits your face.

Jan M – Hedge End

Always find the staff so helpful, and Simon so informative and pleasant.

Nicholas S – Caterham

I felt my eye examination was extremely thorough and the advice given was very helpful. Overall all the members of the team i dealt with made me feel at ease.

Margaret B – Winchester

Absolute first class service. Nick was extremely patient and very helpful in assisting me in choosing a new frame. Very complimentary and honest as I find it difficult to find a frame that suits me.

Alison F – Chandlers Ford

I have been using Rawlings Opticians since I was a young girl - getting on for nearly 45 years now! - And I wouldn't go anywhere else. The service at Chandlers Ford is exceptional and I would highly recommend them. They take great care with testing, helping choose glasses etc and their after-care.

Sheena O - Winchester

I had a really nice visit with you all today and even the dog was calm. Many thanks, looking forward to choosing some frames.



June 2017

Barbara H – Hedge End

A first rate service which I would recommend to anyone thinking of trying a new opticians.

Ann M - Caterham

Excellent eye test and attention to detail in dispensing my prescription and to choosing frames.

Sally H - Alton

Tracey went the extra mile to help me repairing my glasses on the day, arranging a new appointment and helping me select new glasses. Excellent follow up appointment with Martin to fit the new ones.

Derek F – Caterham

Fantastic new glasses. Chap who did helped with choice of frame and did the technical part of measuring up and ensuring everything met my requirements was excellent. Really pleased with the result.

Olivia S – Winchester

You have made choosing my new pair of glasses such an easy and joyous task. It's been a breath of fresh air buying glasses from yourselves in an industry that is moving away from personalised customer care and increasingly becoming more like mobile phone shops- just wanting a quick deal. I need to highlight the help I received from Nick at the Winchester branch. His knowledge regarding the frames available in store and what options were available to order is to be commended. He was very honest in his feedback to me about what frames looked good and what to look for. An absolute gem!

Jane E - Caterham

Have been registered with Caterham branch for years and always received fantastic service: recent experience has been no different. The team couldn't do enough to help me. My new glasses are excellent and arrived much quicker than expected too. Thank you so much!

Sally D – Alton

Very impressed with the help I received when choosing frames.

Siobhan Kelly – Caterham

Great professional service from Shirelle. Very helpful in terms of choosing the right frames etc. Only 4 days before my glasses arrived. Thank you.

Raymond F – Chandlers Ford

Impressed with the new modern ways of testing eyesight and health of eyes. Very easy getting frames fitted too.

Patricia M – Hedge End

After many years with another optician I could not believe how thorough every one was in Hedge End Branch Many thanks.



May 2017

Abigayl C. – Caterham

Super service and super staff! My son Henry and I would like to thank Rawlings. We would be hard pushed to go elsewhere!!

Fiona A. – Winchester

The service received was impeccable and nothing was too much trouble. The staff were all very professional and friendly too.

Christopher T. – Caterham

Particularly impressed with Mrs Plummer and how she explained what was happening in easy to understand language.

David M. – Alton

I rate my experience at Rawlings as excellent! Friendly, caring staff who give outstanding customer service. Everyone was brilliant: the receptionists, opticians, sales staff and management. I am totally satisfied with my experience at Rawlings. I bought the staff a box of chocolates to say thank you. Thanks you! I am glad that I have Rawlings looking after my eyes.

Maggie V. – Caterham

Have used Rawlings in Caterham for all the family over the last 20+ years and always had great service that we can trust. This branch was recommended to us by our previous optician when we moved to the area.

Sigrid A. - Croydon

I particularly liked how everything was explained to me so thoroughly. You made me feel as though you really cared and wanted me to be happy with my new glasses. All your colleagues were so friendly and helpful and seemed to be happy to work with each other!

Rosemary K. - Caterham

Rawlings has been my opticians for 50+ years. I have always had excellent care and I recommend it!

Janet P. - Winchester

I was impressed by the pleasantness and efficiency of the staff with all the latest equipment. I had an eye test, retinal scan, chose and ordered new glasses in 1 hour!

Keziah M. – Caterham

The Rawlings Caterham team are all exceptionally friendly and helpful! No problems or complaints ever.

Ann M. – Croydon

I always see David; he is so thorough, extremely understanding and patient as I do not have the easiest prescription. Really gives care and time to his patients. I think the reception staff are as equally helpful and always very pleasant and professional.

Deborah R. - Alton

I cannot thank your team enough in my hour of need. My opticians are based in Essex. I wear prescription glasses; my new sunglasses were too big and they were giving me a headache.

Carolyn M. - Winchester

I was very impressed with all members of staff

Jane C. – Caterham

Excellent Service. Very thorough eye exam with James Bayliss. No one likes to have bad eyesight but Caterham shop makes the whole experience easier somehow. Many thanks to all.

Katherine J. - Croydon

I was diagnosed with an eye problem on my first visit, which had not been picked up previously by opticians and hospital in my residence at that time. When I moved, I was recommended Rawlings and have attended there ever since. On developing wet macular dystrophy, sent to Croydon University Hospital, preparing me for the probable treatment - very helpful!

Kathy M. – Caterham

Very friendly staff - always acknowledge you as soon as you walk in the door.

Frances A. – Alton

I found my glasses needed some adjustment after wearing them for a few days so went into the shop, where the glasses were fixed very promptly

Tracey S. – Caterham

I received great service and I am really happy with my new glasses, thank you!

Teresa G. – Caterham

All the staff were helpful and professional and my new glasses arrived within a week

Carina M.– Caterham

I was very happy with all my experience visiting Rawlings. All the staff were very welcoming. The optician very thourough in her examinations. The only reason I would suggest another branch of Rawlings/or Opticians is that the one in Caterham has not yet got a machine that washes the eyelids when you suffer from blaferitis at this stage. Am sure it will come soon hopefully. Many thanks

Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased to confirm that we can now offer Blephex lid cleaning at all branches by appointment.



April 2017

Elaine D

I have been a patient at your Alton branch since March 1963! Your staff are always very polite and helpful. Thankyou.

Jean Margaret M

I always find the staff very friendly and willing to give good advice without being pushy.

Trudy W

I've been a client of Rawlings Opticians, Alton since the age of 5 and I wouldn't ever consider going anywhere else. They have always been of an excellent standard of whom I trust 100%.

Douglas S

Very efficient service delivered by very nice staff.

Anthony P

Much better than specsavers!

Paul W

Frame adjustment done free of charge. Thank you.

Peter J

Excellent service, friendly and helpful advice, but without any pressure, and plenty of options style-wise. The end result, which didn't take long at all, was stylish and optically perfect glasses. I'm very pleased indeed.

David R

A very helpful team and nothing appears too much trouble. It all makes it easier to part with the money!

M. Davies

Once again I feel I have had a thorough examination of my eyes & I am completely satisfied with all the attention & explanations I have received .

Rekha C

Reception explained the benefits of the Vision plan in detail & as a result I signed up.

Ray H

Thank you Sarah at Hedge End. It was a pleasure to see a person happy in their work.Very professional team.

Jennifer Ann N

Thank you so much for the experience today... after being a daily contact lense wearer, I don't look forward to wearing glasses... Due to having dry eyes I'm finding I'm wearing my glasses more and it was time to upgrade... the time taken by your staff to find the right style for me was exceptional! Thank you!

Lynn C

I've been a customer of Rawlings Opticians in Hedge End for a good many years now, and have always had exceptional service, and top quality products. Highly recommend.

Michelle N

Service from start to finish first class.

Terence H

Very relaxed, informative and successful visit with wonderful warm and friendly staff. Glad I came back.

Valerie W

I really enjoyed my experience from having my eyes tested to having the dry eye test. I found it very thorougher did not feel rushed at all and felt really confident that the advice I was given was correct.

George E

Always a friendly personal style making you feel important and in charge. An excellent branch at Winchester that has given me many years of excellent service.

David T

Highly professional service. Many Thanks.

Simon N

There were problems with my first pair of glasses. Sally Hake worked with me to understand the cause of the problems. She arranged a retest with Rachael and recommended a different brand of lenses. The second pair of glasses has resolved all the problems. Sally's caring and helpful attitude and her expertise and commitment to resolving the problems has been outstanding in every way and I am extremely satisfied with the result.



March 2017

Teresa V

Walked in to have my husbands glasses repaired. Which were done so on the spot. Had planned in future to get prescription glasses, but whilst waiting, looked at some on display, talking to Ramsey Thow, decided to discuss the sunglasses options. After which ordered and paid for a pair of glasses.. Much to the delight of my husband, Hee Hee. Thank you Ramsey for your time and professional approach.

Lynda L

I registered with Rawlings in Alton when I moved to the area 13 years ago and I have always experienced exceptional levels of service. My optician David Wood always gives a very thorough eye examination, knows my medical history well and is extremely professional. Martin Davidson was very helpful with the selection of my new frames and there is always an good range to select from. His help and advice on lenses was also very helpful. The reception staff are always friendly and efficient. It is always a pleasure going into the branch, such a friendly, caring team.

Ruth B

Always receive excellent service from Rawlings. Lovely staff, and I feel like they genuinely care. Very thorough as well.

Patrick H

This practise should be a bench mark other opticians.

Anne T

I have been impressed by the standard of service I have received throughout this process. I especially value the reassurance, advice and professional help given.

Theo M

I like Rob's high fives 😀👹 (he is a 3 year old boy).

Xavier

Excellent advice on options available and very efficient service/delivery.

Maureen V

I have been going to Rawlings since 1961 and I find your staff lovely and helpful, especially Pauline who is very patient with me when choosing new glasses! I also miss Mr. Steel who looked after me for many years.

Jerry W

very helpful staff all round excellent service.

Mohammed D

Fantastic and pleasant reception as you step in and a wonderful atmosphere plus excellent professional delivery of service.A joyful experience.

Alan J

Always excellent friendly service. Thank you Today it was a return visit to purchase prescription sunglasses.

Jacqueline S

A fine optician! Have been with Rawlings for over 50 years. As always, help my disabled sister to have appropriate investigations and sorted her with new glasses. No way shall I go to Vision Express or Specsavers. We will continue to come to Rawlings. Many Thanks.

Dawn W

I enjoyed my visit and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

Joanne J

I was attending to have my new glasses fitted. The assistant took a great deal of trouble and was most helpful. Thanks.

Carolyn L

Very helpful and patient staff.

    Wendy H – Winchester 24/2/2017

    Very helpful advice in choosing a second pair of varifocals. Service was courteous and pleasant. An enjoyable experience and I felt confident that I had been helped to choose the most suitable lenses and attractive frames for my face

    David H – Purley 20/2/2017

    Great experience, been coming here for nearly 30 years

    Alan S – Alresford 16/2/2017

    Excellent service as usual

    Peter F – Caterham 8/2/2017

    I was seen by Miss Hunt: she was very thorough and explained the procedures with the camera scan and the results, She also put my mind at rest by explaining about a cataract that had been noted at a hospital visit some months earlier (with no explanation at the time) this had worried me a lot , but now I know it’s OK , no more worries. Thanks you Miss Hunt. The new shop is bright and welcoming, as are all the staff.

    Frazer H – Chandlers Ford 7/2/2017

    A great team let by Chris Hobbs and great individual service. I am very pleased with my glasses, they were ordered in specially and Chris was helpful with advice and the whole process was very easy

    Chris W – Alresford 2/2/2017

    I really do appreciate the personal attention received. It is most reassuring that the optician and staff know my history and I know I am in good hands.

    Anne L – Hedge End 27/1/2017

    Rawlings has always been my first choice, ever since I first required glasses many years ago. I started off at Rawlings in Chandlers Ford and when I moved to Hedge End, I naturally continued with them. You get an excellent service, first class, you cannot fault it. I trust them completely and they never let you down.

    Geraldine G – Winchester 24/1/2017

    Reception team kind and courteous. Opticians always extremely helpful. They take time and trouble to help you choose the right frames and then to get the lenses absolutely correct. Couldn't ask for more

    Janice G – Alton 21/1/2017

    10 out of 10 for good service and prompt action repairing my glasses

    Eileen T – Croydon 13/1/2017

    Very warm and welcoming atmosphere. Friendly and honest personnel who put you at your ease immediately. Very experienced, clear, concise advice given. Much better than other opticians I have tried once in the past (and never again). Thankful and relieved to come back to Rawlings Croydon Branch. Highly recommended.

    Susan W – Winchester 13/1/2017

    At previous opticians, I always picked my own glasses, but at Rawlings you chose some frames for me to try and suggested a pair that I wouldn't normally have gone for. It turns out you were absolutely right - I love them!

    Brenda S – Purley 12/1/2017

    Service excellent from friendly and accommodating reception staff; thorough and professional examination and friendly staff when collecting and fitting glasses. Would recommend highly.

    Kate C – Hedge End 7/1/2017

    I have been a Rawlings customer since I was very young, seeing Barry Framp as a newly qualified optician in Alton and joined the Hedge End branch when I moved into the area back in the 80s - scary. The staff has always been exceptionally professional, friendly and helpful. Today (7th January 2017) I collected my new pair of intermediate single focus glasses for work ... AM-A-ZING! They are exactly what I needed and have already proven their worth in the supermarket as I wasn’t forever taking my regular glasses off to read labels. A truly wonderful experience which, I am sure will be continued in my workplace. THANK YOU.

    Selina W – Croydon 7/1/2017

    As a first time experience at Croydon Branch and the company as a whole it was an exceptional first impression/encounter, keep up the exemplary work!

    Lynda C – Caterham

    Reception staff went well beyond the call of duty being both extremely helpful and friendly. The optician, who I have seen before, is excellent and I trust her opinion completely. Choosing the new glasses was as easy as pie, as the staff understood exactly what I needed. This without undue sales pressure.

    David R – Caterham

    All the Caterham staff I met were extremely pleasant, helpful and attentive with a good sense of humour. I could not ask for anything better.

    Hayley H – Caterham

    I came in today with my daughter Frayah to have drops in her eyes. We had a very shaky start as Frayah was extremely anxious but with the help and reassurance from ALL the staff, she settled down and ended up really enjoying her experience.
    I just want to thank you all so much. James was very patient with Frayah and took his time. Rob the manager was fab with Frayah. Even the receptionist went out of her way to make Frayah feel better with a cake.
    We been coming to you for a few years now with Frayah and my other 2 children but I have to say that this one has been the best by far. Nowadays people are far too quick to pick up on the 'bad' things and people don't get praise for the good. Say a massive thank you to each and every one of you for your help and reassurance towards Frayah. It was outstanding.

    Ann W – Caterham

    High quality family business. This was the date of the launch of the new look Caterham branch. The team made us feel valued and special during the launch event. Thank you very much

    Caroline S – Caterham

    Excellent service. Thank you.

    Celia C – Caterham

    In particular I had fantastic help in choosing my glasses, which was very tricky for various reasons.

    Peter E – Caterham

    Really good experience of the new premises. From reception through to each specialist I dealt with (James, Rob and Ushma) it was a very personal and pleasant experience

    Chrissie T – Caterham

    VERY HELPFUL TEAM AND WERE HAPPY TO ASSIST WHEN I POPPED IN A NUMBER OF TIMES WITH MY COLLEAGUES IN ORDER THAT I COULD DECIDE ON FRAMES

    Belinda R – Caterham

    Everyone in the Caterham Branch were very helpful and the re fit is lovely

    Agnes M – Chandlers Ford

    I want to say a big thankyou to Pauline Herbert Dispensing Assistant, her professionalism, care, knowledge, cheerfulness and efficiency has been amazing during my recent frustrating experiences whilst trying to purchase new glasses. ( 3 frames all cracked within one week of being dispensed!) Pauline is always so helpful, cheerful and customer orientated. She has also been great at encouraging me to try 'something different' frame wise. Pauline is such an asset to your Store. Thank you, Pauline.

    Steve L – Chandlers Ford

    Good service and friendly

    Rosamund M – Croydon

    I used to dislike visiting the opticians but since changing to Rawlings I have found the whole experience so much pleasanter and have been delighted with the results as well as being kept so well informed.

    Louise F – Croydon

    Always a pleasure to visit Rawlings. Always get excellent reception and treatment. That's why we keep coming back! Happy New Year.

    Firoze D – Croydon

    I have been with Rawlings for many years and have looked after my eyes applying new technology as it becomes available

    Esther T – Croydon

    I am a patient at this branch for the past 25 years; all the staff is very pleasant. I also introduce my family and they are also happy.

    Brian G – Croydon

    Very thorough eye examination. Good explanation of glaucoma

    Marion S – Croydon

    Completely professional investigation and test. Found optometrist to be polite and helpful.

    Sian M – Croydon

    Been coming to Rawlings, Croydon and seeing David Barker for over 20 years and always received fantastic service. The reception staff are always very helpful and efficient

    Sue S – Croydon

    I was very impressed with all the staff, I walked in and was able to be seen immediately. Everyone was very helpful and friendly. A great experience.

    John C – Croydon

    Wife also uses Rawlings and has done for more years than she cares to remember!

    Jane A – Croydon

    Since coming to you about 2 years ago, I have been very, very pleased with all aspects of treatment.

    Jacqueline C – Croydon

    Truly excellent service from your Croydon staff! All were very professional, helpful and patient. I did have a little trouble choosing a pair of glasses to suit me initially, but then with the aid of your excellent staff member Kahila I found the perfect pair (-: Ready sooner than expected. The Rawlings deal was explained carefully and thoroughly. I'd have no hesitation recommending you and an already looking forward to going back in due course! Thank you.

    Kathy S – Croydon

    The staff - James and Reena were fabulous and really patient with me. I have been coming here for a few years and would always recommend Rawlings to friends and family

    Anneli B – Croydon

    Very friendly and efficient staff, made me feel welcome and at ease with the whole process

    Marije R – Croydon

    I have been a client with Rawlings Opticians for many years and am very satisfied with their service

    Amanda S – Croydon

    Excellent service. Will definitely recommend to others

    Alexander A – Croydon

    Simon was very thorough and answered all questions we had regarding the best type of sunglasses, goggles and thinking about the option of contact lenses for special occasions. Tina and Reena were excellent at helping us choose the glasses that suited Alex the best and which would accommodate the lenses Alex needs at the moment.

    Alison F – Hedge End

    Many years ago whilst working in the NHS a Consultant recommended Rawlings to me, and I have been with them ever since.

    Ramon G – Hedge End

    Thank you all very much and special thanks to Mrs Kate Malam

    J M – Hedge End

    IMPRESSED OVERALL WITH EVERYTHING

    Barry B – Hedge End

    Quick and easy process, very knowledgeable staff, very helpful when choosing new frames.

    Marsha H – Hedge End

    I have been with you since early 90's and always found you to be efficient, professional, friendly and welcoming. Recommended you to many people around the area and to friends

    James T – Hedge End

    Have been a customer for years, and always get a first class eye examination and service from the Staff. Also the glasses are spot on.

    Enid L – Hedge End

    Nothing seemed too much trouble. All the staff was great

    Monica C – Hedge End

    Staff all very helpful and friendly and my appointment was handled very professionally from start to finish

    Frank H – Hedge End

    As I am 95 years of age, the staff at Hedge End Branch was exceptional considering all my requirements.

    Shira R – Hedge End

    An extremely efficient and well run welcoming practice with the highest standard of eye test

    Dawn C – Hedge End

    I chose some frames but asked if they came in another colour. The store didn't have the alternative colour so they ordered them in as a matter of urgency. I was notified when they were in store and on confirming I preferred the colour, the order was placed again as a matter of urgency as the arm of my frames had broken. The whole experience was completed within two weeks. Nothing was too much trouble.

    Tracey R – Hedge End

    Your reception team are always smart and quick to help, also quick to answer the phone. Try to accommodate days and times for our appointments. The optician this time was from a different area, took the time to explain also what she e was doing, kind and helpful. The lady who helped me choose my frames was very lovely even popping lenses out of sunglasses to see the look on me, and after about ten pairs between us and on her advice. On my face I went for the sunglasses frame, for my lenses, . we also discussed having a film for the lenses for when outside as I need a good shade for my eyes. A brilliant service. Thank you these even look like my new glasses can't wait to wear them and be able to have clear vision again

    Carol S – Hedge End

    Customer service was excellent. Eye test very through would give 10 out of 10

    Steve H – Hedge End

    An excellent experience, have signed up to the Vision Plan + so that I can keep enjoying this great service!

    Stephen B – Hedge End

    First class service followed by rapid delivery of new spectacles

    Paul M – Purley

    Exceeded expectations in 2 ways: First, prompt treatment. I got an appointment within 4 hours of calling! Outstanding (or good luck). Second, Thorough testing for Blepharitis and sight issue.

    Gill B – Purley

    Dawn in Purley is the reason I come to Rawlings and why I've recommended this branch to friend and relatives. Having managed a large GP surgery I understand the importance of patient/customer satisfaction and I'd like for Dawn to be acknowledged for her lovely manner.

    Michael G – Purley

    Nice to go to a proper Opticians instead of Specsavers conveyor belt

    Cathy F – Winchester

    I've been coming to see Rachael at the Winchester branch for years and the service has always been superb from everyone. I always recommend Rawlings to my friends.

    Josephine W – Winchester

    Rachael is always very thorough with my eye examinations and takes the trouble to explain her findings clearly. On my recent visit, Debbie helped me choose my new frames. I found her method of selecting frames that she felt were suitable and then helping me decide by a process of elimination very useful and gave me confidence that I had made the right decision

    Anthony A – Winchester

    I am always very happy with the service I receive at the branch in Winchester

    Derek S – Winchester

    Although new glasses were not required this time I have always been pleased with the service in Winchester

    Isabel T – Winchester

    Fabulous service. You are the opticians I recommend to everyone in Winchester

    Richard C – Winchester

    All in all, an excellent experience, as have been all my visits

    Jane H – Winchester

    Very impressed as usual. I have never had a problem when dealing with the Winchester branch

    Peter W– Winchester

    I thank Rawlings and Luke Allen in particular for the excellent attention that I received during two appointments. As well as a routine examination, I had developed "flashes & floaters" in one eye, and Luke was both thorough and patient in his examination and explanation of what was going on

    David S – Winchester

    First class service in every respect

    Arthur M – Winchester

    Always a pleasant and positive visit.

    Alan S – Winchester

    My consultation was very thorough indeed. I expected to be finished sooner but this was not a problem. I was pleased with a very comprehensive appointment

    Paula M – Winchester

    I went to your Winchester branch today as needed new glasses (mine broke in a fall!).I was seen immediately by Rachael Smith who was very efficient and helpful. She suggested we look at glasses in the sale and gave me good advice. Thank you

    Chris C – Winchester

    Knowledgeable and helpful staff as always.

    Jenny N – Winchester

    Very professional helpful service without the hard sell of some other opticians.

    Amanda B – Winchester

    We were recommended Rawlings by the eye consultant and it lived up to the recommendation. Rob helped my very wriggly little girl pick her first glasses. Not only did he keep her attention all the way through, but put her straight at ease from the start. Now she talks about Rob and I say Rob wouldn't be pleased if she wasn't wearing her glasses - she puts them on every time! Excellent service all round thank you

    Jonathan M – Winchester

    Advice on frames was especially appreciated

    Michael T – Winchester

    I was extremely satisfied with every aspect of my appointment. My optician (Luke Allen) was thorough and very informative during the whole examination. This was 'streamlined' by the introduction of the latest diagnostic aids. I was particularly impressed by the retinal scans and the care that he took to explain the results. My thanks

    Esmond H – Winchester

    Very impressed with the new computerised kit. Always impressed by the way staff handle older people. No heavy selling.

    Gary R – Winchester

    A very friendly service for my two children. Our optometrist, Luke Allen, helped my children enjoy the experience and they can't wait to come back.

    Caroline W – Winchester

    All of the team at Winchester were friendly and helpful. I didn't feel under any pressure to rush which was good since it's the first time I've had to choose frames

    Nicholas V – Winchester

    The eye test was excellent, 10/10 as well as the advice from the optician.

    Jill B – Winchester

    I have used Rawlings for many years - probably over 20 and found them very helpful. They spend time listening to my problems and explaining the various solutions for me to choose from. It is actually a pleasure to select frames as well. Money well spent I feel.

    Joanne J – Winchester

    Your reception staff was in training I think as very new - will be fine soon I'm sure!