MEET TEAM CHAKSHU
Nund, Maya and Surbhi met while studying Optometry together at City University in 2007.
After all qualifying as optometrists in 2010, they have each worked in a range of different optometric practices from large chains to small independent opticians, with a wealth of experience between them. As friends, they organised an eye camp in India as well as travelling across many parts of Far East Asia, before coming together to start Chakshu Opticians.
They started their journey by creating their own brand of handmade glasses in 2017, Chakshu London. These spectacular (excuse the pun!) frames were sold online and at various pop-ups around London, including Boxpark in Shoreditch, before opening their own opticians in 2019.
As optometrists, their aim was to create an opticians with state-of-the-art technology to ensure they were giving the best clinical eye care to their patients, as well as choosing fabulous, independent eye wear brands to carry in their store.
MAYA PATEL BSc (Hons)
Maya has worn glasses and contact lenses for most of her life, being heavily short-sighted she totally understands what it's like to be dependent on your sight correction, and can speak from personal experience about which contact lenses and optical lenses are most suitable for your needs. She loves to chat and can consult and advise you how best your glasses can complement your lifestyle! She loves the variety in owning a business, from carrying out eye examinations as a clinician, to dabbling in web design to choosing the perfect frame for you.
In her free time Maya loves travelling, hiking and drawing. She is passionate about helping people and spends her Christmases as the Eyecare Service Organiser for Crisis, which helps to bring eyecare services and glasses to the homeless.
SURBHI JOSHI BSc (Hons)
Surbhi is a perfectionist, where small details matter. She is very methodical in her testing and consultation approach and enjoys taking on a challenge, anything from a complex prescription to a personal physical challenge. Alongside practising as an optometrist, Surbhi enjoys the creative side of running and building the Chakshu Brand.
In her spare time Surbhi enjoys long walks, travelling, beautiful scenery & dancing. She recently ran the London Marathon for Vision Care for Homeless People, a charity which Chakshu London Opticians collect donations for in-store.