We love and breathe glasses

 

I am Twinkle, the Optometrist Director at Walbank Opticians. I have worn glasses from the age of 9. There was and still is a ‘stigma’ around wearing glasses. This started to change when celebrities started to wear bolder and unique glasses, making glasses more of a fashion accessory. A famous one, is of course Harry Potter!

 

Unfortunately, the UK market does not seem to have a variety of styles. So, I ventured out; and discovered eyewear from Milan, Paris and other fashion cities. Then everything changed. I started to become excited about wearing different styles, different colours and more bolder shapes. For the first time, I became excited about wearing my glasses.

 

Now, I am bringing these styles and excitement to Walbank Opticians!

 

If you hate your glasses or can never find your perfect pair, Walbank Opticians will change this for you. We search and travel the globe to find niche and unique eyewear. You will find YOUR perfect pair in our collection.

 

 

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Watch Twinkle talk about Walbank Opticians

Meet the team

Your eye health comes first...

Twinkle Patel

Our friendly Optometrist. Mum of two, loves the Waterside and a Bollywood addict.

Lisa Matthews

Dispensing consultant. Loves spending time with her family and going to Lepe beach. Her new hobby is gardening where she’s keen to see how many plants she can keep alive! 

Susan King

Dispensing Manager. Loves spending time with her grandchildren, regular visitor to Lepe and Calshot beach, and dolls house miniaturist.

Susan Williams

Our lovely receptionist. Lives in Blackfield with her husband, cat and two dogs. Loves cooking, baking, arts, crafts and gardening

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Twinkle Patel

Our friendly Optometrist. Mum of two, loves the Waterside and a Bollywood addict.

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Lisa Matthews

Dispensing consultant. Loves spending time with her family and going to Lepe beach. Her new hobby is gardening where she’s keen to see how many plants she can keep alive! 

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Susan King

Dispensing Manager. Loves spending time with her grandchildren, regular visitor to Lepe and Calshot beach, and dolls house miniaturist.

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Susan Williams

Our lovely receptionist. Lives in Blackfield with her husband, cat and two dogs. Loves cooking, baking, arts, crafts and gardening.


The Practice 

 

Walbank Opticians, in Holbury, have been providing eyecare and eyewear to the people of the New Forest and Waterside since 1984, when Mr Walbank opened the practice. Through his care and dedication he created a wonderful business and, now, we endeavour to honour his hard work by providing an exceptional service in a relaxed and friendly environment.

 

We are extremely proud to be the only family-owned and completely independent (not associated with a national company) on the Waterside. What does this mean for you?

 

We have no restrictions placed upon us in how we provide our services and with what products we use. Whatever you need or want from your eyecare and glasses, we can access. We are not restricted to certain suppliers, and we will search up and down the UK to bring you frames and lenses that your prescription requires. Our skill and expertise means that we can make up good quality glasses for even the most complex prescriptions.

 

We are conveniently located on Long Lane, with free parking directly outside our practice.

 

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