About Us

We are an independent Optometrists and Contact Lens Practitioners based in Bristol. Established in 1935, we have been providing excellent eye care to locals for over 75 years.


The practice began under the name of John Goatman and was then passed on to his two sons. During this time, Peter Goatman served as the optometrist whilst Michael looked after the dispensing.

In 2002, Gordon Batham bought the business along with Michael Killpartrick and Alan Smith. In 2013, Gordon Batham took over full ownership of Goatman & Batham opticians with his wife Julia with the aim to expand the range of products available and continue the family feel that had been present in the practice since its beginnings in 1935.