About Heather Bailey Optometrists

Heather Bailey Optometrist established 1983

About Heather Bailey Optometrists

Our practice was established roughly 70 years ago when a chemist named Mr Wyle, who used to test eyes from within his pharmacy, decided to separate the businesses. He built an extension on the side of his building so that he had a pharmacy and an optometry practice next door to one another.  

Around 1975 Christopher Gordon bought the optometry practice from Mr Wyle, before beginning to work tirelessly to establish it as the optometry practice to visit in the Croydon area. He spent countless hours testing eyes and surrounded himself with like-minded individuals who were passionate about optics, and dedicated to providing excellent eye care. One of those people was Heather Bailey.   

At the time that she began working for Mr Gordon, Heather was fresh out of university and practicing as a pre-registration optician. It wasn’t long before she had qualified and soon became a valued member of the team at the practice.   

In 1983 Mr Gordon sold the practice to Heather. She changed the name above the door to ‘Heather Bailey Optometrists’ and embarked upon her journey to turn it into the highly dependable family friendly optical practice it is today.   

Due to the recommendations we were receiving at the practice it soon became clear to Heather that she needed to expand the business. We were fast becoming extremely popular in the local area, and to date still receive requests from medical professionals and GPs to see our highly recommended team of experts.   

When the pharmacy next door to the practice went up for sale in 1998, Heather jumped at the opportunity to acquire the space. By 1999 she had turned the two buildings into one large, open plan area ready to welcome the residents, both old and new, of Croydon and the surrounding areas.   




Book your appointment

To book an appointment at the practice that doctors trust with their eyesight, don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can contact us by calling 0208 657 3525 or by sending us an email at info@heatherbailey.co.uk