Director and Head Optometrist
Stephen has worked in Optics for over 20 years, and his experience in a number of different clinical settings has developed his expertise in various complex eye conditions.
Having worked at both the Birmingham Midland Eye Centre and the RVI Newcastle Eye Centre, these experiences enabled Stephen to further his studies, having completed the Independent Therapeutic Prescribing qualification. This qualification is held by only a small number of Optometrists within the UK, and allows Stephen to prescribe any medications your eyes might need.
Stephen has also worked within the field of refractive surgery for over 10 years, and his knowledge and expertise of refractive surgeries ensures his clients receive the most expert eye care tailored to their needs.
When Stephen took over the practice he wanted to offer clients the most comprehensive eyecare available, and he has invested in market leading technology to ensure the best and most advanced eyecare.
Stephen met Edel while working together at the RVI, and she brings a huge amount of experience to our clinical team.
Edel has worked in a number of clinical settings, including the eye department at the RVI and the James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough.
Like Stephen, Edel also holds the Independent Therapeutic Prescribing qualification, which means she can prescribe any medications your eyes might need.
Senior Dispensing Optician
Kay is a qualified Dispensing Optician.
Kay is all about the eyewear, she’s worked in the field for over 20 years and spent 3 years at uni training as a Dispensing Optician.
Kay sources the most unique eyewear collections, and loves styling clients.
Plus she’s an optics wiz, we often find her completing complex lens diagrams and equations to ensure your lenses provide you with the best vision, and look great.
Student Dispensing Optician
Ruth is a student Dispensing Optician.
Ruth has been working in the world of optics for over 12 years, and when she’s not in the practice Ruth is at Uni, studying to become a fully qualified Dispensing Optician.
Ruth has a real eye for detail and loves styling clients, and she’s built up a very impressive eyewear collection of her own.
Catherine’s main job is to keep Stephen in check… while that does take up most of her time, she’s also responsible for ensuring everything is running smoothly within the practice, doing all the exciting stuff like admin and accounts.
Plus she loves good eyewear, and selects the collections we have in practice with Kay.
Liz has been working in the world of Optics since 2007, and is a familiar face to many of our clients, having worked at Summers since 2010.
Liz loves styling clients, and she knows a lot about eyewear as she’s been wearing glasses since she was a child, so she completely understands how important it is to find frames that not only look great, but feel great.