David Canton FBDO

David began in optics in 1992.  He has worked in optical manufacturing & wholesale, account management and consultancy, before qualifying as a dispensing optician in 2009.  He has lectured and presented in France, Greece and the US on varifocals and dispensing ideas.  His passions include providing excellent optics, both optically and cosmetically and designing bespoke eyewear solution for patients.  David likes to play optical detective and is very keen at solving varifocal issues.             


Lydia Canton FBDO

Lydia has been working in optics since 2001.  She started working for a certain multiple optical company and quickly became one of the staff trainers and qualified as a dispensing optician in 2009.  She is responsible for the frame purchasing and tries to ensure all tastes and budgets are catered for; from the simple half eye, through to gold plated rimless frames.   Lydia's eye for detail sets her apart from the average dispense and she creates incredible and unforgettable eyewear


Julie Sage, Practice Manager, SMC level2

Julie joined the practice in 2010.  She has progressed from optical assistant, to practice manager and has gained qualifications in optics.  Julie works diligently in the background ensuring that all processes run smoothly, therefore ensuring that the patient journey is as comfortable as possible.  Brilliant at dispensing and choosing the right frame and lens choice, although her modesty will not allow...


Cheryl Morris, Optical Assistant

Cheryl has been working in at the practice since 2007.  An exceptional all rounder, Cheryl looks after all of us. Her customer service is second to none and she loves to get involved with frame selection. Cheryl looks after our patienyts impeccably throughout the entire journey.  She’s also in charge of health and safety and will ensure that everything is proper and correct. 


Nicola Hipwood, Optical Assistant

"Figgy" is the newest member to the team.  She enjoys calmly taking patients through the screening process.  She loves to help patients choose their new frames and gets involved with the final measuring.  She particularly likes the satisfaction of completing a knarly repair job. 


Abi Loveridge, Bookkeeper & Optical Assistant


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Ian Crompton BSc MCOptom

Ian qualified in 1992 and has a wealth of experience working in independent practice, hospitals and paediatric eyecare  


Clare Holland BSc FCOptom

Clare qualified in 1979 and has tremendous experience working with all age groups.  She specialises in behavioural optometry and is a fellow of the College of Optometrists.


Mel Watts


Everything is kept immaculate.  Her attention to detail is second to none.  Mel kills 99.9% of all known germs and viruses dead