I feel lucky that I still love every aspect of being an Optometrist, having qualified back in 1987! I relish the daily challenge of helping people get the best out of their eyes and enhance their quality of life.
My interests lie in helping children with learning difficulties, as well as fitting Eyedream contact lenses.
Away from my darkroom, I enjoy gardening and running. I have endured a few marathons and many half marathons supporting various charities, and this seems to have rubbed off onto my teenage son, Rishi, who seems to be setting the real pace on our father-and-son bonding runs!
One of my proudest achievements has been to climb Mt Kilimanjaro a few years ago- a truly inspirational journey that has whetted the appetite for a future trek up the Himalayas!
I have now also got used to wearing glasses and am enjoying experimenting with different colours and eye shapes- didn’t know eyewear could be so much fun!
Newly introduced to the world of Optics and enjoying every moment, I have often been told that you hear me before you see me! Having acquired the nickname “Bubbles” over the years, you will find me smiling behind the front desk of Eyewise, available to help with any questions or queries that you may have.
Outside of work, I often go on “bear hunts” in our local woodland area with my two young children. I am also known to be a “Harry Potter Quizmaster”- if you can’t find me at the practice, I’ll most likely be at the studios(again!).
I started working at Eyewise in April 2018 on reception and really enjoy meeting and chatting with our patients.Previously, I worked for a number of years in primary education at two local schools, where I was also a governor.
At home I enjoy baking, though not to ‘Bake Off’ standards! The results of my efforts are usually enjoyed by my family, two grown up children and my husband.Growing up I was encouraged to take part in sport and played league netball for over 25 years. I now go running and love taking part in parkrun both as a runner and a volunteer. This has led to me taking part in 10k charity runs.
I was lucky enough to visit Cape Town before lock-down, and hiked up Table Mountain one day and on another surprised myself by paragliding off Signal Hill. This also surprised most of my family and friends!