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Meet the team


Kathryn Anthony BSC(Hons) MCOptom
Principal Optometris

Qualifying in 1983 with a First Class Honours degree from UMIST, University of Manchester, Kathryn has worked in both the independent and corporate/multiple sector and has worked in clinical sessions at The Royal United Hospital in Bath for several years where she’s built up a good working relationship with local Ophthalmologists. She also spent two years at a specialist contact lens practice.

In 1993 Kathryn decided to open her own practice in Bath where she saw a gap in the market for a more personal service, wider choice of quality products and the highest levels of professional care.

Kathryn finds her work very rewarding and builds up lasting relationships with her patients, many of whom have been with her for more than 15 years. They value her professionalism, attention to detail and the continuity and quality of care she offers.

Sarah West FBDO
Practice Manager and Dispensing Optician

Sarah joined our team in December 2014 having worked in the optical industry since 2008, qualifying as a Dispensing Optician in 2011.  She has a lovely friendly and approachable manner so fits in perfectly with our team and the Kathryn Anthony ethos.  Enjoying the challenge and variety that practice management brings she also enjoys helping clients to find the perfect pair of glasses. Since joining us, she has taken further training in Low Visual Aids and runs our Low Vision clinic with Melanie

Sarah has recently joined the board of the Local Optical Committee an organisation who represent the Optometrists in our area and liaises with the NHS on matters relating to eyecare.

In her spare time she enjoys music, both going to concerts and playing the piano and cello.

Melanie Steel FBDO
Dispensing Manager

Having joined the Kathryn Anthony Team in May 2014, Melanie has been in Optics since 1989, qualifying as a Dispensing Optician in 1995. Melanie is passionate about Optics and with her friendly approach will make you feel comfortable, relaxed and confident in our care. Frame and lens selection are her key skills so we know you’ll leave us looking and feeling good.

Melanie also loves new design and technology and is excited by new products so keeps our frames and lens choice refreshed and up to the minute. She has also taken further training in Low Visual Aids.

In her spare time Melanie is a mother of 3 daughters, chairperson of the school PTA and even finds time for playing squash and roller skating.

Kate Eastment
Dispensing Assistant

With a certificate for the highest level of Optical practice support, Kate is integral to the successful running of the practice and she has worked for Kathryn Anthony for 11 years.

Her bright, friendly personality gives everyone a warm welcome and she has managed all aspects of the general day to day running of our busy practice. She also has 6 years of dispensing experience, laboratory and glazing work. Kate has recently returned from maternity leave and is now working part time. We have adopted her beautiful little boy William as a mini member of the Kathryn Anthony Team and he always gets lots of cuddles when he comes to visit.

Naomi Daniels
Dispensing Assistant

Joining us in 2013 Naomi has worked in optics since 2008 in both the independent and high street sector, and holds a University Certificate in Ophthalmic Dispensing. Her calm and patient manner and wealth of knowledge will help you find just the right pair of glasses for you.

She has a particular interest in the holistic side of healthcare and is the ocular hygienist working alongside the optometrists in the Dry Eye Clinic.

In her spare time she enjoys nothing better than making beautiful cakes which we get to sample from time to time!

Katrina Maudlin
Practice Administrator

Having joined out team in March 2013 Katrina has proved herself to be an enthusiastic and valued member of our team. She has completed Level 2 of the Optical Practice Support course and is currently undertaking a bookkeeping qualification to aid with accounts and general running of the practice.  Her organisational skills and attention to detail keep everything on track in our very busy practice.

With an interest in interior design she also enjoys working on our in-house frame displays.


Rosie Barrett
Senior Optical Assistant

Rosie joined Kathryn Anthony in 2005, and is an experienced and knowledgeable member of the team.  She has a certificate for the highest level in Optical Practice Support, and plays an essential role in the smooth running of the practice.

Working with us part time, when she's not here Rosie can be found designing wedding stationery.  Coming from a design background, Rosie particularly enjoys helping people to find the right glasses to suit their personality as well as their optical requirements.

Pop by and see her beautiful handmade wedding stationery at www.thetinycardcompany.co.uk

Pauline Smallacombe
Optical Assistant

Pauline is the newest member of our team joining us in March 2015 from a previous customer care background.  With her warm and friendly personality she is already a valued member of the team and popular with our clients. 

With a different hat on Pauline organises awards ceremonies and conferences in the care sector and in her spare time she loves reading and driving.

Madeline Hocking BSC(Hons) MCOptom

Madeline joined Kathryn Anthony Opticians in September 2015 and is already proving to be an energetic and valuable member of our team. Qualifying with a first-class honours degree in Optometry she spent her pre-registration year gaining important experience at The Royal Liverpool Hospital and has a particular interest in Children's Vision and Low Visual Aids.

Fitting perfectly into our team, her full time position means we can continue to offer the high quality of care we are so proud of and reduce our waiting time for appointments. She also has a wicked sense of humour and a fabulous selection of Christmas jumpers! 

Madeline will be running the Bath Half Marathon on 12th March. 
Madeline is raising money for Guide Dogs UK and any donations would be gratefully received. With only a few weeks to go she is training hard to raise as much money as possible, for a charity she feels passionately about. If you would like to donate please visit her fundraising page.