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Geraint Griffiths M.ASvP Dip SpV Dip ScV MSc MCOptom

Managing Director

Becoming a qualified Optometrist in 1980, Geraint has worked in optics ever since. He took over this practice from Mark Davis in April 2007 to develop his interest in Sport and Schoolvision and relate this to everyday practice. The practice was re-named Optical3 when Geraint took over – He says "It's a fulfilment of a dream to be working with such a great team. To serve the people of Anstey and the surrounding areas is a constant joy".

Geraint has spent many years looking into the cause of dyslexia (being dyslexic himself), particularly with children, and has found that the same problems that cause poor eye coordination also affect sporting performance. He has improved the lives and achievements of many children and sportspeople over the years.

He is the founder and chair of the associations of Sportvision and Schoolvision practitioners.

Geraint's hobbies are theatre (having performed in many productions over the years) and in his slightly younger days, high jump (he held the Welsh High Jump Championship for 3 years) and the British masters record for 11 years.

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Matthew Craig FBDO - Dispensing Optician

Matthew Craig FBDO joined us in December 2021.  He has been involved in Optics since 2012, and is delighted to become part of the team following several years in the Multiples industry.  As a dyslexic himself, this position was a natural fit.  Matthew says Schoolvision/Sportvision is very exciting for him, as it allows him to use the entire scope of his qualifications to overcome visual difficulties in our patients.

In his spare time, Matthew enjoys miniature model painting (which involves a keen eye for detail), and he is also a keen football fan. He has a young family who keep him active and young.

Isabelle Durand MScOptom - Locum Optometrist

Isabelle graduated from Cardiff university in 1992 and has worked in a variety of practices in Leicestershire since then. After taking a break from optometry to raise her child, she returned to work part time as a locum. Optical3 were very pleased when she joined the team in 2020.

 

 

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Debbie Morse - Finance Director

Debbie started working for SVUK (a branch of Optical3) part time for a couple of years before the offices were set up in Anstey in 2006. She now works as the Finance Director for Optical3 Ltd, and Office Manager for SVUK (Geraint's second company operating from the same building), dealing with conference & Diploma bookings.

Debbie also works for Warwick University as a Simulated Patient (role-playing) for medical students. Her background has been in both secretarial work and the travel industry, having worked for Thomsons for 10 years. Her hobbies include music (where she performs regularly as a duo with her husband), theatre & walking her 3 dogs.

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Linda Morris BSc (Hons) Optom - Business Support Officer

Linda became a full member of the Optical3 team in 2018 to help Debbie Morse with administration and the introduction of our new accounting system. She previously joined our sister company, SVUK, in 2013 after working as an optometrist in independent multiple practice for 13 years.

Linda has been creating our academic library of research, case histories and professional development videos in the members area of the SVUK website. She has become a great asset to the Association of Sport and Schoolvision Practitioners and an important link to the day-to-day clinical work of Optical3. She has multiple roles for SVUK as: editor, moderator for the diploma exams, liaising with members, and supporting with SVUK administration.

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Debbie (Sandy) Ward - Senior Receptionist

Debbie, who we all know as Sandy, joined us in December 2015 as a Receptionist.  This was a huge career change for Sandy having never worked in an office/admin type setting before.  Having risen to the challenge and more, Sandy was promoted to Senior Receptionist.  She also has a keen interest in the visual arts and with her natural flair, she is very involved in frame buying, along with designing our beautiful shop window displays.  Sandy has 3 grown 'children' and lives locally.  In her spare time, she is either making wax melts or exploring the UK with her husband in their motorhome.

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Angela joined the team as receptionist in May 2022, having previous experience in the private healthcare sector, as well as many years working in both customer service and management roles in various sectors.

In her free time Angela enjoys gardening, spending time with friends and days out at the coast!

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Sharon Tingay
- Admin/Reception Assistant

Sharon joined Optical3 in Spring 2022 in a part time capacity to assist with various administration tasks and as additional reception cover.  Previously, she worked in the service sector for M&E companies and has a wealth of admin/office experience. Her hobbies include genealogy, baking and gardening along with socializing with family and friends.


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Josephine Griffiths
- Marketing Assistant

Josephine joined Optical3 midway through 2021, originally on an apprenticeship scheme, in order to explore her interest in marketing. She has a keen interest in Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and is now responsible for our social media updates. In her spare time, Josephine enjoys reading, playing the piano and listening to music.