My name is Sue, and I am the owner of The Optical Shop in Nailsworth.
The practice was born in October 2006 from a dream of mine to have my own practice where I would no longer be a slave to directives from Head Office! I hated the “one size fits all” mentality of the multiples that I had worked with for years. I’d fallen out of love with the world of optics until I had the privilege of covering a maternity contract at an independent practice in 2004. It opened up my eyes to what life could be like in a practice where you could treat people as individuals and I fell back in love with my job. Unfortunately, the Dispensing Optician I was covering for also loved her job and so I found myself briefly back in the world of multiples before making the quantum leap to becoming my own boss!
There are times when I wish I was still employed (mainly month end when all the bills need paying!!). But on the whole, it is wonderful to be master of your own destiny. I am really lucky to have wonderful staff who share my ethos on giving individual treatment.
We are able to give honest advice that you can trust. Whilst we are proud to be Seiko lens specialists, as an independent practice we are not tied to any one supplier, and so are not working to remote head office targets.
This means that we are free to advise you on what YOU need, not what is deemed fit for the masses. However unique your optical needs are, we can provide the best solution for you.