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I have customers who have been visiting my practice for many years, many of whom have been happy to share their experiences with new customers, and some of those testimonials are below:

Jo Doel

I have recently used Ringlands Optics for the first time on the recommendation of friends. I was not disappointed. Debbie is friendly, yet professional and it made for a very pleasurable experience. She took her time with suggestions of which frames and lenses would suit my prescription and I am more than happy with the result. They are extremely lightweight and comfortable and feel as if the world has suddenly “opened up”.

Not only that, but much cheaper than high street prices.

Would thoroughly recommend.

Thank you Debbie.

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Chris Grove

I am in no doubt I made a wise decision a few years ago. On the recommendation of a friend, I transferred my custom to Debbie from a well-known chain of opticians.

You will think as I do when you meet Debbie. First of all, you can be assured of a thoroughly professional and rapid service. As well as this, Debbie’s engaging and straightforward manner immediately inspire confidence. You will find her to be easily approachable and completely trustworthy. She pays close attention to detail. For example, she ensures that each pair of glasses is a good fit for you, and makes the necessary adjustments in order to ensure this. In contrast to many high street opticians, she puts her clients under no sales pressure.

In addition to all these advantages, Debbie’s lower overheads mean her charges are modest compared with those of the various chains of opticians.  Outstanding service at a lower cost. What more could you ask for?

Richard Goh - Orpington, Kent

I heard about Ringlands Optics from my sister who highly recommended them for new glasses.

After a great deal of thought and reading through the testimonials, I thought I’d give it a try and find out for myself if it could match the high quality of a number of well known stores I have used in the past.  Well, my expectations were surpassed. No matter what it is you look for in the ‘customer experience’ Debbie would come top in each category.

If it’s price, Ringlands cannot be matched. The glasses for my prescription were 40% cheaper than I found anywhere else.

If it’s choice, they have a vast range for all faces and frame types. I took my own bought frames with me, and after my quote I bought a second pair from Debbie's stock for sunglasses with polarized lenses!!

If it’s quality, my frames and lenses are faultless and flawless. I have a high prescription and my lenses are now ultra light and thin.

If it’s customer service, this really couldn’t be beaten. Debbie has a wealth of knowledge and experience in this field and it made me feel totally comfortable with my choices and she explained every question I had in plain-speak.

The experience was so good, I took my mum and she now has two new pairs too.

All in, my 180 mile round trip from Kent was well worth the journey. Not only did I save financially, I now have an honest, reliable and trusted expert for future purchases.

Sara Parfitt 

I visited Ringlands after hearing from a friend of mine that you could get your prescriptions at a fraction of the cost. I called Debbie who very quickly found a space for me to visit her in the comfort and privacy you wouldn't get in a High Street opticians.  Debbie pulled out a selection of frames that she felt would suit my face; she was very honest about what the glasses looked like on me and didn't push me into the more expensive frames; in fact I think I bought the cheapest ones as they fitted me better!


I have since been back and bought prescription sunglasses as well and I can honestly say I have never had sunglasses measured and fitted to my face before but what a difference it makes.  


If you would like a one-to-one personal experience in very relaxed surroundings, call Debbie - you will not be disappointed! Good luck with your fantastic business Debbie.

Yvonne Sheean - Salisbury

Not only can Debbie give sound and up-to-date guidance on lens and frame quality but her fashion advice is much appreciated.  I found her flexible appointments fitted in well with my busy work commitments.  Best of all, Debbie keeps me in mind as new stock comes in; she knows just what suits me.

Sarah Deacon & Parents

Sarah and her parents, June and Tony Marks wrote:  The service we received from Debbie at Ringlands Optics was excellent and we would recommend her very highly.


Debbie has a comprehensive range of frames to choose from and advises, helpfully, as to which frames are flattering and suitable for your needs. Once ordered our glasses took only a week to arrive and were very competitively priced.


At no time did Debbie try to 'sell' us extras that were unnecessary. Debbie adjusted the fitting of our new glasses expertly and offered a follow-up service as and when needed. We will use Ringlands Optics again and would not hesitate to recommend it; in fact we have already done so to family and friends.

Kerry Black

Advice from an experienced professional.  Good selection of frames to choose from, at reasonable prices. Prompt and efficient aftercare. Highly recommended.

Angela Balkham

I needed advice on new reading glasses when taking up a change of work environment. Debbie advised me to take verifocals with inbuilt computer lenses so that I didn’t need to wear my reading glasses on the end of my nose to do my job. This has made my job so much easier as I can now see the computer and read the paper text. This advice was so valuable and she also gave me a pair of ‘just reading’ glasses as part of the price. There were loads of choices of frames that could accommodate my love of anything pink.
If you need new glasses without a prescription then I would highly recommend that you see Debbie at Ringlands Optics.


I used Ringlands for the first time recently, with my own prescription, and the glasses arrived today. An excellent service, both the choice of spectacles and the professional manner Debbie has. I will most def. be using her in the future and will recommend where appropriate to distance. Thank you Debbie.

Terry Chapman

I have had difficulty in finding an Optician who has been able to satisfy my requirements with Prism lenses for double vision. However I contacted Debra Watts on a recommendation from my daughter, and she has made me so satisfied with her professional advice  and I have at last got the perfect pair of glasses and  I am so happy!!  Thank you Debra.

Jan & Frank Winfield

Both my husband and I have used Debra Watts for our spectacles for many years.  We love the expertise that she offers, her charming personality and the fact that we are choosing our glasses in the relaxing office in her beautiful home.

Nothing is ever too much trouble for her from my fairly simple prescription, to my husband’s more complex one and even to ordering our prescription lensed swimming goggles ! 

It’s all very easy with Debbie on the 'bridge' !

Mark Swaddling

I have always tended to use the same High Street opticians; many years at Leightons then latterly at Vision Express.  I have always been happy with their standard of service but never that happy with their pricing.  It was with absolute delight that I discovered Ringlands Opticians in Andover, where I found a friendly face, great service and great pricing.  I was quoted £450 on the High Street for the particular Silhouette frames I wanted, and at Ringlands (without Debbie knowing the High Street price I'd been given) she quoted £300 for exactly the same frame.  A very healthy reduction ~ in excess of 30%. That is where I'm going from now on! I now have my new glasses and am delighted with them.

Mr Jay & Mrs Lynn McDonagh

We are from Retford in Nottinghamshire.  Excellent quality, excellent price, excellent service; Debbie is very professional and friendly and has provided us both with a service second to none. We would strongly recommend buying your next spectacles from her at Ringlands Optics! 

Lynn Sisson

An informal and relaxing consultation, with an end product of top quality glasses, at affordable prices.  A pleasurable experience which I would strongly recommend.

Veronica Lloyd-Thomas - N Wales

Excellent! tailored service available face-to-face and on line too! Cannot recommend this dispensing optician enough.

Richard J Wood

I recently met a friend from abroad whom I'd not seen for some time. In the interim I'd acquired two new pairs of glasses, one of which I was wearing. My friend immediately notice them and commented on how nice they were. Previously I'd had a number of pairs of glasses none of which had ever drawn a favourable comment. So it was so reassuring and comforting to know that my visit to Ringlands where I was guided by Debbie's trained eye and wide experience had paid off so handsomely.

Vivienne Jenkins

I'm very pleased with the service I received. Debra is a consummate professional: she is technically adept whilst being friendly and extremely helpful. She also offers a 'value for money' service of the highest quality. I will be recommending her to my friends.


I needed a new pair of glasses as my old ones were too heavy and did not fit my face properly. I was pleased with the service I received from Debra. She was really friendly, professional and helpful, advising me on the most suitable and lightest frames available at a reasonable price.


I am delighted with my new glasses and would not hesitate to recommend Debra to anyone who needs new glasses.


I'm really pleased with specs, both reading and driving. Great service, will use again. Thanks,


Teresa Thornton

I have worn glasses all my life. I needed a complex prescription (until I had Cataract Surgery). The lenses I needed were thick: it was difficult to find frames to accommodate them. It was also difficult for me to assess what the frames were like without any lenses in them. Mrs Watts has always been very patient in helping me to find frames which accommodate my needs, and are comfortable and flattering for me to wear.


Debbie is friendly, yet always professional, and her knowledge of eye conditions and their effects is very reassuring. I was very pleased to find she had set up her own practice, and am now benefiting from her expertise again.

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