Clapham Optical is an independent optician in Totton, conveniently located between Southampton and the New Forest. As a third-generation business, we have a history stretching back over 50 years. In an industry dominated by large chain stores, we are proud of our success as an independent business. Our independence affords us the freedom to seek out exciting, high quality, niche eyewear from around the world and bring it to you with the outstanding customer care that we are known for. Our commitment to always doing our best explains why, over 50 years later, our very first client still comes to see us.
With three generations of optical experience to draw on, we have a rich history in the industry. Here are a few key milestones in the Clapham Optical family business.
Aged 17, Raymond Fletcher Clapham started training to become an Ophthalmic Optician with Hyslop’s, Swindon
We see things differently. In an industry dominated by large chains, 'special' offers, poor service and mass-produced products, I am constantly frustrated by the results I see all around; poorly fitted, unattractive glasses that fall short of the standards I would desire for myself and those closest to me. Clapham Optical exists to do better.How we work
Simply put, our mission is you. You are at the centre of everything we do. We surround you with exciting products from leading independent brands, delivered by our experienced and qualified team, in comfortable and relaxing surroundings. The results speak for themselves; exciting eyewear that you'll love to wear and peace of mind that your eyes are being truly cared for. Who wouldn't want the best for their most precious of senses?Read more
We know optics, it’s in our DNA. We are a passionate independent opticians with over 50 years experience. We strive to deliver the best quality, performance, style and service you can find.