The English Opticians
SMC (Tech), FBDO, CL
I qualified as an optical technician in 1990 whilst working for Harrods Opticians in central London. This experience introduced me to some of the more unusual and luxurious spectacle frame materials such as horn rim, tortoiseshell and even wood.
I later enrolled at East Anglia Universty in Cambridge and qualified as a Dispensing Optician. This led me to various job roles from training staff to managing stores, both for multiple and independent companies. After a few more years I decided to complement my studies further. I moved back to London where I qualified as a Contact Lens Optician.
From the making and accurate dispensing of spectacles, to the fitting of complex contact lenses, I have many years of experience in my field. This is what I bring to The English Opticians in La Cala de Mijas.
BSc (Hons) Optom
I studied to become an Optician at the University of Granada, Spain, the place where I was born. Once I qualified, I moved to the UK where I completed further studies qualifying as an Optometrist at the University of London.
During this time I gained experience at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London (one of the world´s leading Eye Hospitals), the Royal Sussex Eye Hospital and the Princess Royal Eye Hospital. As my clinics were for hospital out patients, I gained very valuable experience in the detection and monitoring of eye conditions such as Glaucoma, Cataracts, Macular degeneration, Retinal and Optic nerve conditions, as well as changes caused by Diabetes, High blood pressure, etc.
It was also during this time that I developed my skills and passion for pediatric eye care. I find the care and management of children´s eye developement extremely rewarding.
After a combined 36 years of practice in the UK and Ireland (7 of them working toghether), having worked for some of the main Optical companies, and having become desilusioned with the way the optical pprofession is departing from eyecare and moving towards business, we decided to move to the Costa del Sol and start an Optometric practice where I can look after the eyes of my patients with the time and dedication they deserve and hand them over to my qualified team mate in the knowledge that they will be accurately dispensed with the most suitable frames and lenses. A place for honest, dedicated and personal eyecare.
At The English Opticians we strive to excel in customer care, from the testing room to the careful selection of the right frame for you; the accurate dispensing of your lenses and the correct fitting of your glasses on collection; as well as the follow up care. We promise to look after all your optical needs to the best of our highly trained and experienced ability.
We have carefully and single handedly selected a very impresive range of beautiful eyewear bearing in mind a very specific selection criteria:
-Suitable for all facial shapes, sizes, complexions, etc.
-Idividual and different final look by stocking current designs only (we are constantly renovating our stock), and a variety of brands, designers and even handcrafted eyewear.
-We understand our cusomers have different budgets to spend on their glasses, so we have tried to apply our criteria to suit all budgets. We have glasses from as little as 89€ complete with prescription lenses and sunglasses from as little as 40€ with polarized lenses.
All our optical lenses are of the highest quality, produced by the world´s leading manufacturers. We ensure that the latest technology is available to our customers.
We promise to provide our customers with good quality products and a dedicated, personal service, at good prices.
"For years I have worn Prescription Sunglasses that looked like 3D glasses because I was told they were the only type my lenses would fit. I popped into the English opticians in La Cala, & was shown this was not true. Stuart and Marina looked after me superbly , showing me a huge array of frames that I could wear with my prescription, I now have a great looking pair of Sunglasses as well as a great pair of my everyday glasses.
I cannot recommend The English Opticians highly enough, I now won't go to any other opticians."
"Exceptional professional service. Absolute patience and charm. Inpired total confidene in their service."
"I have been using the service of The English Opticians for over a year now and I am a very happy client! Marina and Stuart are both professional and friendly, and they give their 100% so that you always feel like a very important customer."
Guy Edwards, Fuengirola and Belfast.
Sylvia Green, Wolverhampton
Birna Sigfusbottir, Marbella
Boulevard de La Cala, 49
29649, Mijas Costa
Monday – Thursday 10am – 6pm
Friday 10am – 2pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday and all Bank Holidays
During July and August
Monday – Friday 10am – 2pm, 5pm-8pm
Saturday 10am - 2pm
Please note we are a husband and wife team and occasionally need to attend domiciliary visits with due changes to the above opening hours