Why did you get into Optics?
I previously worked in hospitality for over 10 years and decided I wanted a new challenge. I attended my routine Sight Test in the Kilmarnock practice, and jokingly said to the Optometrist, if any jobs came up to let me know, and by chance one did and the rest is history! I was able to transfer my customer facing skills and gain new skills. Over the last 10 months I have met patients and colleagues from all walks of life, and undertake additional training to build on my knowledge.
What is your favourite brand of eyewear and why?
There are so many to choose from especially as I work in Kilmarnock, Ayr and Prestwick practices but I love Tom Ford which I currently wear, stylish and comfortable! When I wear them I get lots of compliments
What is your most memorable patient experience?
I have had so many memorable experiences from each practice I work in, its hard to pick just one. But certainly help patients come out their comfort zone when picking frames is a joy as its such a personal thing.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Spending time with my other half, friends and family, walking my dog out in the countryside or down the beach on a nice day
Where is your favourite holiday destination?
Canary Islands, Lanzarote in particular
What is your favourite movie or book?
My favourite movie is Mama Mia