Bella Patel

I am Bella Patel - after completing my degree in Optometry at Bradford University, I qualified as an optometrist and registered with the General Optical Council (GOC) in 1997.

Having spent a decade building up invaluable experience working in some of the high street multiples and other independent opticians, I then decided upon opening my own practice in East Twickenham in 2006.

Having my own practice was the only way I felt I would be able to offer customers the time and personalised service they deserve.

I am the principal optometrist at The Eye Galleria, so you can be assured you will see the same optician at each visit. I 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.

Our Premises

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.