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Meet the Team
Carlie has worked in the field of Optometry for over 24 years and has been a fully qualified Ophthalmic Optician for over 15 years. She has been lead optometrist in her last 4 positions. Her expertise have lead her to supervise 5 pre-registered Optometrists. She has a wealth of experience in post operative care of Cataract Patients, and has specialised in dry eye sufferers.
Steph has worked in Optics for 11 years. She has developed into a very experienced dispenser having looked after over 5000 patients! She has dealt with many complicated cases over this period and finds that her knowledge around frame selection as well as lens technology has assisted her in finding the most suitable glasses for our patients.
Starting out as an Optical Advisor, Stephanie’s role developed and after becoming a senior optical advisor it wasn’t long before she was offered the practice manager position. Looking to continuously learn and develop she arranges training for the staff to ensure that Spectrum Optica are always able to deliver an expert level of service.
Stephanie really enjoys her position, stating “My role enables me to build a natural rapport with patients whilst carrying out style consultations, frame selection and advising on the best optical lenses for their prescription.”
(Head Optical Advisor)
Tina is very experienced having worked in Optics for over 16 years. Her passion and interest in Optics started very young when at 6 years old she started wearing glasses. When an opportunity arose to train as an Optical advisor at a local practice, Tina jumped at the chance as she knew first hand it was an opportunity to help people and would be a very varied career. Tina marvels over the enhancements of lens technology she has seen over the years, witnessing developments in both contact and frame lenses. Tina likes to keep up to date with new advancements so that she can offer patients the best lenses available.
Tina’s experience is invaluable when helping to train Courtney our Trainee Optical Advisor. Courtney is developing so quickly under Tina’s tutoring as she shares her wealth of knowledge.
Tina explains her enthusiasm, “My favourite part of the job is the interaction with patients advising the best lenses for their prescription but also which frames look great on them.”
Courtney joined us in 2018 as a trainee optical advisor. Training under Steph and Tina, she has progressed brilliantly.
She is also responsible for all our fantastic social media content. Courtney is now able to dispense single vision lenses accurately and has become an indispensable member of the Spectrum Optica team.