Jo

Jo Forss
BSc MCOptom
Optometrist

Jo is the owner of the practice and a qualified Optometrist. She registered in 1985 after training in Cardiff and has worked for various large companies, including managing a branch for a large multiple. The past 25 years have been spent working and living in and around the Malmesbury area and she is proud to be providing a service to local people and visitors to the High Street. Currently, Jo has previously served on Wiltshire's Local Optical Committee and is a member of the British Contact Lens Association.

 

 

Ian

Ian Crompton
BSc MCOptom
Locum Optometrist

Ian qualified in 1992 and spent a few years gaining clinical expertise in various businesses, including a while working in New Zealand. He returned to Essex to become a partner in two practices and this also led to a long period within the hospital eye service in the paediatric clinic. He joined us in 2013 on a part time basis, providing valuable support, with his enjoyment of contact lens work and extensive experience in the prescribing of low vision aids.

 

 

Lydia

Lydia Canton
FBDO
Dispensing Optician

Lydia is a qualified Dispensing Optician and has previously worked in multiples and independent practices. She has now been with the practice for over seven years and enjoys working in the team. She is very particular in her work and strives to ensure the highest of standards for all our patients. She has a real artistic flair and fashion sense, combined with good communication skills and goes to great lengths to ensure the right frame will be chosen for you.

 

 

david

David Canton
FBDO
Dispensing Optician

David has been in optics for 20 years. His roles have covered manufacturing, sales, account management and he has also set up his own practice which he and Lydia now jointly manage. He is a qualified Dispensing Optician and has particular strengths in resolving varifocal issues and designing bespoke rimless spectacles for our more discerning patients.
 

Julie

Julie Sage
Practice Manager

Julie is our practice manager and oversees the day to day runing of the practice. She dispenses after qualifing as a Optical Assistant after undertaking her Level 2 Optical Practice support examination..She joined the team in 2010 and has become a real asset to the practice. She comes from a background of care work but also has experience of customer service in the retail healthcare area. She enjoys working with people and supports both the optometrist and dispensing staff.
 

Cheryl

Cheryl
Optical Assistant
Cheryl's calm and reassuring manner gives the practice a relaxed feeling. She has a background of customer service but has also worked with children, an area she still really enjoys. She is quietly efficient and always puts the interests and concerns of patients at the top of her agenda.
 
Tracey Tracey
Optical Assistant

Tracey is the newest member of our team, joining us an Optical Assistant in February 2016. She comes from a background of animal welfare having worked in the Army Veterinary Corps, then for many years as an RSPCA inspector where she has had many adventures. Tracey loves caring for people, as well as animals, and is always on hand to help look after and care for our patients.