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Meet the team

 

Kathryn Anthony BSC(Hons) MCOptom
Principal Optometrist

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 20 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, Sarah loves 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.

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

Madeline Hocking BSC(Hons) MCOptom
Optometrist

Madeline joined Kathryn Anthony Opticians in September 2015 and is 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!

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 13 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 8 years of dispensing experience, laboratory and glazing work. Since returning from maternity leave, Kate 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

Currently on maternity leave with her gorgeous little girl, Naomi joined us in 2013. She 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!

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 either in her garden or 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 joined us in March 2015 from a previous customer care background. With her warm and friendly personality she quickly became 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.

Debra Haddrell
Dispensing Assistant

An experienced dispenser, with 10 years’ in optics under her belt, Debra joined the team earlier this year and has slotted straight in. In fact it already feels like she’s been with us for years!

When she’s not helping you find the perfect pair of specs, Debra loves to travel. 

Isobel Ford
Optical Assistant

Isobel is the newest member of our team and is proving very keen to learn. She joined us after completing a degree in Marine & Natural History Photography. As you might expect her passions are photography, wildlife and walking. 

Isobel is particularly interested in the ocular health side of the practice, but she does have an eye for a stylish frame too!