Staff

 
Umesh Umesh K Solanki BSc (Hons) MCOptom  Optometrist & Owner  Umesh received his degree in 1991 and became a fully qualified optometrist in 1993.  He had experience in both independent and multiple practices before starting his own business in 2000.He works primarily in Huntingdon at the moment, carrying out eye examinations. He is also accredited to perform cataract referral and diabetic screening for the NHS.
  Alison Hepworth FBDO  Dispensing Optician  Alison qualified from a 3 year diploma at City & Islington in 1997.  With over 20 years experience working in both independent and multiple practices, Alison is able to provide expert advice on lenses, frame styles and fitting to perfectly suit your optical requirements.  She is also involved and very proud of our inspired selection of frames.
Rachel Rachel Avery FBDO Dispensing Optician   Rachel may look young but don’t be fooled, she really knows her optical stuff! She qualified from a 3 year dispensing optician course at ABDO in Kent and has already experienced working as a manager in an independent practice in Peterborough. She works mainly in the St Ives branch.
Alison Alison Spencer Receptionist Alison has been working in the Huntingdon branch as a receptionist since the Church & Compton days.  Many of you may know her because she has lived locally for over 40 years and worked as a teaching assistant in St Ives for 14 years.  She is warm and approachable and happy to help even with the smallest query.
Lynne Lynn Bye Receptionist Lynn works for us as a receptionist.  Many of you may recognise her as she has lived and worked in the local area for most of her life.  She splits her time between the 2 practices. She is welcoming and lovely to chat to and has previous experience as a hairdresser so has a good eye for what may suit your face.
Christine Christine Anderson  Receptionist Christine works as receptionist in St. Ives.  She previously worked in Banking for most of her career. Christine also worked at a hospital in Admin and in Retail for a short while.  Christine has become a cornerstone to the practice in St Ives, getting involved in the administration of all areas of the business, so any questions a customer may have Christine can either answer herself or know where to get the answer.

In additon to these employed staff we have some regular locums.