Our People

Hazel Fox BSc (Hons) McOptom: Optometrist

Hazel Fox is one of our optometrists, she studied at City University and has been in general practice since 1981. She is very interested in the opportunities that new technologies bring to an eye examination. She works with a wide variety of age groups and is happy to see both adults and children, she also has experience in fitting contact lenses.

Janet England FBDO CL: Practice Manager

Janet England FBDO CL, is our practice manager and dispensing optician. She started her career in optics as a receptionist and has undertaken training to qualify as a registered dispensing optician, entering the register in 1996. She has also acquired a specialist contact lens qualification and is listed in the register as having a contact lens specialism. As well as her managerial duties Janet does most of our spectacle dispensing.

Andrea Beard: Optical Assistant

Andrea Beard is one of our Optical Assistants. She currently works part time supporting Janet with dispensing and administrative tasks. Andrea has several years of experience in other practices as receptionist and optical assistant. She has also some experience in working in the manufacturing sector of optics. She has been a staff member since 2009. Andrea has recently achieved a Diploma in Optical Retailing from the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers.

Linda Pateman: Optical Assistant

Linda Pateman is an Optical Assistant who supports with dispensing, reception and administrative duties. Linda has accumulated twenty years experience in this role during her career. Linda has recently achieved a Diploma in Optical Retailing from the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers.

Ann Hambides: Administration

Ann Hambides is involved in all administrative duties, and also the pre screening of patients prior to their examinations. Ann worked with her optometrist Father in South Africa for 12 years before coming to England in 2014. She is also available to assist with frame selection and undertake minor spectacle repairs.