Meet the staff

The experience and expertise of our staff will ensure that all your visual need are met. We are a friendly practice and hugely passionate about your eye care. We look forward to welcoming you and being entrusted with your vision care

Stuart Henderson
Stuart Henderson

Practice Director and Principal Optometrist


Joined the practice in October 1986 and acquired the practice in April 1991.

Special interests: The Ageing Eye, Behavioural Optometry, Sports Vision, Dyslexia and reading problems,

Jenny Henderson
Jenny Henderson

Pre-Registration Optometrist


Joined the practice July 2017 after graduating with a First Class Honours degree from Glasgow Caledonian University.

Special interests: Myopia Control, Children's Vision,

Lesley Oglethorpe
Lesley Oglethorpe

Dispensing Optician, Contact Lens Optician and Sports Vision practitioner


Joined the practice in February 1996 as our principal Dispensing Optician. Lesley is a qualified Contact Lens Optician as well as a Sports Vision Practitioner.

Special interests: Bespoke dispensing, Dry eyes, Lens technology,

Claire Leadbitter
Claire Leadbitter

Dispensing Optician and Contact Lens Optician


Joined the practice in September 2004 as a Dispensing Optician. Clare qualified as a Contact Lens Optician in 2006

Special interests: Bespoke Dispensing and multifocal contact lenses,

Jan Morris
Jan Morris

Dispensing Optician and Contact Lens Optician


Joined the practice in June 2012 as a Dispensing and Contact Lens Optician. Jan has many years’ experience of dispensing and a great depth of knowledge of daily disposable contact lenses.

Special interests: Ortho Keratology, Paediatric contact lenses,

Sophie Bartlett
Sophie Bartlett

Pre-Registration Dispensing Optician


Sophie joined us in July 2017 after graduating with a 2:1 from Anglia Ruskin University.

Special interests: Tinted lenses in dyslexia, Reading, Classical Ballet and Modern Jazz dance,

Ashley Bell
Ashley Bell

Practice Administrator


Ashley joined the practice in January 1996 as our main receptionist although she now only works part time

Special interests: Netball, Caravaning,

Jessica Hewitt
Jessica Hewitt

Dispensing Assistant


Jess joined the practice in June 2009 as an Optical Assistant and is involved in all aspects of patient care

Special interests: Metafit,

Sheila Major
Sheila Major

Optical Assistant


Sheila joined the practice in December 2006 as a part time Optical Assistant. Sheila manages our patient recall system and NHS administration.

Special interests: Cinema, Grandchildren,

Emma Foley
Emma Foley

Optical Assistant


Emma joined the practice in May 2015 as a full time Optical Assistant

Special interests: Adventure Racing,

Joanne Pude
Joanne Pude

Optical Assistant


Joanne joined the practice in June 2017 with over 12 years of optical experience.

Special interests: Theatre & Cinema, Marine biology,

"Everything we do is designed to ensure our patients receive the best possible experience, tailored to their needs and tastes."