Rabbetts Sight Care was established in 1931, and has always been a family-run practice. We are an independent optician, and therefore have the freedom to offer you the friendly, personal care, attention and service you require. We provide thorough eye examinations, and offer a wide range of additional services including aftercare.

Serviced Areas

  • Romsey, North Baddesley, Rownhams, New Forest including Fordingbridge, Lyndhurst and Lymington, Salisbury, Andover, Kings Somborne, Braishfield, West Wellow, Cupernham, WhiteParish, Westdean, Winchester & Chandlers Ford

Contact Details

  City Romsey
  Postcode SO51 8BU
  Address 8 Church St
  Phone Number 023 9282 7158

Products & Services


At Ashleigh Sight Care, your comprehensive eye examination is completely tailored around your personal needs and concerns. Typically your examination will last up to 40 minutes, giving us the time to get to know you and your unique visual requirements, and to carry out a thorough assessment of your eye health. We will take as long as is needed to ensure that we obtain as complete a picture of your eye health as possible, so allow plenty of time for this when you make your appointment.

All our practices use up to date technology to check your eyesight, eye health, testing for changes to your prescription, your eye coordination and (when needed) your peripheral vision. During your examination, your optometrist will also actively search for early signs of both common and rarer eye conditions. It is known that the earlier any problems are identified, the better the chances of successful treatment in the event of any hidden disease process being discovered.

We actively encourage everyone to upgrade their eye examination to include an 4D OCT eye scan that sees below the retina. This captures detailed 4D images of the insides of your eyes, allowing our optometrists to identify the slightest hidden abnormalities and the first signs of conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. OCT eye scans are recommended for the over-4o’s since the relative risks of eye problems increase as we become more mature – and scanning is the only way of us seeing or finding any hidden problems under the retina at the back of the eye.

National guidelines suggest that adults should have their eyes tested every two years, whilst children under 16 and adults over 70 should book annual examinations according to optometrist advice.

  • I would recommend this business

A great company. Friendly, knowledgeable and professional.

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Customer Testimonials

The staff here are absolutely wonderful lovely bunch of people have been coming since I was 12 am 30 & never had a problem

What a fabulous place to have had my eyes tested. A friend told me that Dr. Ashleigh has wide experience of eye diseases and contact lenses and, because I have a risk of glaucoma, I went to see her. Fab fab fab. I have some terrific glasses and also has an eye scan of the back of my eyes that showed everything as normal. What a relief! I wouldn’t go elsewhere. Thank you so much, the team at the shop.

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From Our Website

Proudly independent, we're committed to providing you with the very best eye care and eyewear experiences in Hampshire. From your eye examination to your frame fitting, all our services are 100% tailored around your unique personal requirements and our highly qualified team are always on hand to offer expert advice and personalised eyewear recommendations to suit your lifestyle. In the matter of Eye Health, we are experts in the Glaucomas and Macular Degeneration as well as other eye problems and all of our Optometrists are fully qualified, with many years of experience.

Over two decades, the husband-and-wife duo Claudia and Bish Ashleigh and their expert team have become renowned for offering one of the most innovative and bespoke opticians services across Hampshire. Ashleigh Sight Care has served the local Hampshire community since 1999, when Claudia opened the doors of our first practice in Southampton. As a pioneering optometrist, she had grown frustrated with the substandard services she observed in High Street chain opticians and, instead, set out to offer exceptional eye care by investing in the very best optical talent and technology.

Dry eye syndrome is a common condition in which your eyes fail to produce enough high quality tears to keep themselves adequately lubricated. Recent research suggests that up to two thirds of British people will suffer from the syndrome at some point in their lives. Symptoms vary from person to person, but typically your eyes might feel gritty, irritated, red and/or dry and your vision may become blurred. These discomforts can be exacerbated if you regularly wear contact lenses, if you live in a dry climate or if you work long hours in front of a computer screen which reduces your blink rate.

Did you know that your child absorbs up to 80% of their learning through their eyes? Yet shockingly up to a million British children head into the classroom with an undiagnosed vision problem that could negatively impact their educational and social potential. As your child grows their eyes go through a period of rapid development, making them particularly susceptible to contracting eye conditions such as squints, lazy eye or refractive errors. Often your child will be unaware that an issue with their vision is impacting their performance, yet these common issues could affect their reading attainment, coordination and social confidence in the classroom and beyond.

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Whether you're in Barbados or back home in the UK, the sun's rays can cause serious damage to your vision. Harmful UVA and UVB rays can cause cataracts, corneal burn, macular degeneration and blurred vision, but there's a simple, protective and effortlessly cool solution - sunglasses. Here at Ashleigh Sight Care, we stock an array of designer, sport and prescription sunglasses for every occasion and every pair boasts a minimum UV400 protection, giving you absolute peace of mind when it comes to your family's eye health.

At Ashleigh Sight Care we understand that you not only want to see well, you want to look good, so we take great pride in stocking one of the most extensive ranges of frames in Hampshire. From the latest designer brands to our basic range, there's a pair of glasses to suit every style and budget. Our dispensing team are constantly on the look out for the latest standout trends, and often travel to fashion hubs in Italy and France for inspiration. All of our designer frames are handpicked from internationally sought-after brands including the likes of Prada, Armani, Tiffany, Barbour, Gucci, Ray Ban and Silhouette.