Meet the family team behind The Eye Galleria
We are Anoop Aggarwal and Bella Patel – the husband and wife team behind The Eye Galleria. After completing our degrees in Optometry at Bradford University, we both qualified as optometrists and registered with the General Optical Council (GOC) in 1997.
We both then spent a decade building up invaluable experience working in some of the high street multiples and other independent opticians, before opening our own practice in East Twickenham in 2006.
Having our own practice was the only way we felt we’d be able to offer customers the time and personalised service they deserve.
Bella is the principal optometrist at The Eye Galleria, so you will see the same optician at each visit. We feel this is the best way of receiving continuity of care, which enables a rapport and better understanding to be built up over a period of time. It is for this reason that Bella carries out every part of the eye examination from start to finish, including any pre-examinations.
Anoop is currently mostly working as an optometrist for another independent optician, but is still largely involved in The Eye Galleria. Together we both continuously strive in delivering the highest possible standard in eye care and eye wear.
Our premises were completely refurbished and extended when we moved in, giving us the chance to create a modern but warm and welcoming environment for you to explore our range of frames. We also have purpose-built consulting rooms for us to carry out our comprehensive eye examinations, designed with your comfort and convenience in mind. The practice benefits from a wheelchair ramp at the front, and all services being on the same level makes it accessible for everyone.
We’re in a great location, a comfortable stroll from Richmond and St Margarets, and we’re pleased to be surrounded by lots of other independent businesses. There’s plenty of metered parking directly in front and in surrounding streets which is free after 4.30pm and at weekends.