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Welcome to Gavzey Opticians

At Gavzey Opticians good eyecare is not good enough. Based in NW London, we strive to provide excellent service for the whole family and to make your experience of looking after both your vision and the health of your eyes as easy and pleasant as possible. On our website you will find a wealth of information. We pride ourselves at bringing you the latest in the fashion world, as well as providing you with the most innovative products to better your vision, so why not check our blog to see what’s new.

We take great care of all aspects of the patient journey, from welcoming you at reception for your eye exam all the way to the finished pair of spectacles or contact lenses. Your satisfaction is our priority.

Gavzey Opticians Ltd is a family run practice with many years of experience. It was originally founded by Cecil Gavzey in 1969 and opened its branch in Hampstead Garden Suburb, NW11, in 2003, by his son Simon Gavzey.!!

Simon Gavzey | Optometrist

Deborah Gavzey | Dispensing Optician

Simon graduated with honours as an Optometrist in 1980 from UMIST. Since then he has held several posts, including contact lens optometrist at Moorfields Eye Hospital. He takes a special interest in the fitting of specialist contact lenses. Simon comes from a line of opticians and started his career in Leicester, until setting up Gavzey Opticians in 2003, after moving to London with his family. He is registered with the General Optical Council and has been a member of the British Contact Lens Association for over 25 years. When he is not busy looking after your eyes, you will find him looking after his grandchildren or watching sport. Weirdly enough he supports two football teams. But that could be attributed to having lived all over the UK. It can be hard to pick just ONE team.

Deborah, originally a mathematician, qualified in 2007 from City & Islington College as a Dispensing Optician. A busy mother of five and grandmother of eight grandchildren (and counting), Deborah enjoys hiking and the great outdoors when time permits. She is also an avid reader, especially crime thrillers. She is hopeless at sports and would rather iron than watch a football match, but loves a good colourful spreadsheet. Nothing fills her with more happiness than a satisfied customer who is elated with the fit and vision of their new glasses.


Dispensing Optician

Frankie brings over 20 years of experience in optics to the table and takes a special interest in bespoke frames. When she is not at work she loves to travel to exotic locations all over the world and purchase new homes. Frankie is obsessed with health food and music and can belt out any tune at a drop of a hat.



Georgina finished 1st at university (wowzer) and takes a keen interest in Myopia control. Football mad and an avid sports fan, she is a real daredevil in her free time.


Receptionist & Optical Assistant

Lynn’s favourite colour is purple, as you will discover the minute you meet her. Born in Malta to a Greek mother and an Austrian father, certainly contributed to her colourful personality but she speaks neither Greek, nor German nor Maltese. Lynn is currently obsessed with her mini, smooth hair dachshund, Frankie. And no, he is not named after Frankie the dispensing optician.


Marketing Manager & Administrator

Ruth has been with Gavzey Opticians since 2009 and is part of the furniture. When she is not dreaming up campaigns or reconciling statements, she is usually busy with her large family.Ruth has lived all over the world and speaks many languages to prove it. She loves discovering innovative eyewear and fashion trends.


Glazing Technician

Marianna joined the team in 2019 and is responsible for all glazing jobs. She loves the technicality of it all. Being dog mad and loving animals, as well as sports and nature she combines all her passions by walking her dog in her free time.


Receptionist & Optical Assistant

Shana has been part of the Gavzey team for over a decade and is the smiling face at reception you have all come to love. As well as working full time, Shana is loving being a mother to her gorgeous little girl and keeping house. Obviously, there is not much spare time left, but when she gets a chance she loves nothing more than relaxing with music or a good book.


Receptionist & Optical Assistant

Stacey is the newest member of the Gavzey team and has taken to reception like a duck to water. She loves interacting with patients and her calm manner mean her feathers don’t get easily ruffled. Unlike the rest of the team, she is more of a cat person and proud owner of a couple of beautiful cats.


Care Taker

Simona has been keeping Gavzey Opticians ship shape since 2011. In her free time, she enjoyed singing, playing her violin and cooking.



Fiona offers a listening ear to all your hearing requirements and runs a weekly clinic at Gavzey Opticians.