Logo, Hampton Graves Eyecare - Eye Problems

0800 0885677
(0191) 4771357
11 High West Street
Tyne and Wear

Meet the Team

Tony Oglethorpe, MFDO FADO, Practice Owner
Tony and his wife Lesley purchased the practice in August 2001.Tony has been a qualified dispensing optician since July 1985, after studying at Bradford College. He has worked at various practices in the North East and the Gateshead area. Tony has an exceptional knowledge of ophthalmic lenses and can advise you as to the most suited to your needs.

Tony Oglethorpe - Eye Problems

Lesley Oglethorpe, FBDO CL Dip SV, Practice Owner
Lesley qualified as a dispensing optician in July 1990 and a contact lens optician in Jan 2000. She also has qualifications in Sport Vision and Business Management. In 2010 Lesley became an examiner for the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO).

Lesley is currently the treasurer of the North of Tyne Local Optical Committee and an active member of the North East Contact Lenses Society and local ABDO committee. In 2011, 2014 and 2015 Lesley won the national award for Dispensing Optician of the Year.

Lesley Oglethorpe - Eye Problems

Naomi Smith, B.Sc. (Hons) M.C.Optom, Associate Optometrist.
Naomi has been a qualified Optometrist since September 2002. She studied at Aston University, graduated with honours in 2001, and completed her professional qualifications in 2002. Naomi has worked at the practice since October 2002.

Naomi has completed further training with the RNIB and specialises in low vision. Using this training she works for Gateshead Sight Service in their Monday low vision clinic at Bensham Hospital.

As part of the Gateshead Diabetic Screening scheme, Naomi is registered to conduct diabetic retinal screening and has received specialist training in this field. She is also registered with DVLA to conduct driving medical examinations. Currently Naomi is secretary for the Local Optometric Committee and is immediate past Chairman of "The North East Optical Society".

In her personal life Naomi spends most weekends travelling the country to sailing competitions with her husband Phil. She is also a member of the council at Bassenthwaite Sailing Club. She is a fully qualified sailing istructor and powerboat driver.

Naomi Smith - Eye Problems

Linda Colpitts, Optical Assistant
Linda has been with the company since 2009 and brings a wealth of experience in customer service.
During your visit, Linda will be able to advise you on frame and lens options to suit your needs. If you require any minor adjustments to your spectacles, Linda has been fully trained to ensure that your new purchase will be a comfortable fit.

Linda Colpitts - Eye Problems




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