I have been in optics for 5 years and have always worked in retail since I left school. I really enjoy working with the public and meeting new people. I hope to have a long and happy career here in Neston.
Tom: I'm the newest member of the Allisters Opticians team working every Saturday. I am currently studying A Levels in History, Biology, Chemistry and Economics. I want to study law at university in the future and here at Allisters I am gaining valuable experience working with the public.
Jess: My name is Jess and I've been working here on Saturdays for 2 years whilst studying for my A levels. I am a dancer for Wirral Theatre School and hopefully that's the career path I will follow. I also have a place at Oxford university to study medicine however I sense my destiny is to dance at Butlins.
I have been a full time receptionist at this practice for over 7 years. My job is very varied and no two days are the same. I enjoy working here even when being hindered by Don. However, he is forgiven as he makes lovely sandwiches. I enjoy spending my spare time with my family and keeping fit, especially walking!
I have been dispensing frames and lenses here in Neston since 1999. I enjoy seeing returning patients year after year and guiding them on frame and lens choice. Outside of work time I enjoy doing interior design.
I have some 60 years experience in all aspects of spectacle dispensing. I have been working at Allister Opticians since 1997 and I come into the practice 3 days per week to help (or hinder Sue!)
I have worked at Allister Opticians for seven years as a Contact Lens Optician and fit all designs of contact lenses. These include single vision, multifocal and specialist contact lenses for patients with keratoconus or high levels of astigmatism. I'm also competent dealing with both types of contact lens materials: soft and hard gas permeable lenses.
We have a very experienced team here in Neston and take great care in providing you with the best possible eye care. Here you can learn more about the Neston Optician team.
I graduated from Cardiff University in 2009. I'm a member of the College of Optometrists and current secretary for the Cheshire Local Optical Council. I've completed further training in diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, cataracts, minor eye conditions and examining patients with learning difficulties. I'm also an Independent Prescribing Optometrist thanks to a grant from Health Education England and a hospital placement at Arrowe Park. This allows me to prescribe a wider range of ocular medications, so that we can treat more eye conditions in clinical practice.
When I'm not practicing in Neston I work one day a week for the East Cheshire NHS Trust as a specialist diabetic retinopathy slit lamp grader and one day providing consultancy work for Primary Eyecare North as a clinical governance and performance lead for the areas of Cheshire and Merseyside.
When I'm not working I have a keen interest in many sports including tennis, skiing, golf and triathlons. In the next two years I'm aiming to complete an Ironman to raise money for Vison Aid Overseas.
I opened the practice in 1981 and after 13 years moved to the present premises. I have further accreditation in diabetic retinopathy and I'm a member of the College of Optometrists. Outside of work I'm a keen Liverpool football fan and sing with a Welsh Choir.