Meet our team in Ringwood

Each team member is highly qualified and trained to detect a wide range of eye conditions while also delivering a high level of service.

Our pledge is to do everything we can to be friendly, professional and make your visit completely stress free. 

Most senior team members have over 20 years of experience working in optics and are skilled at listening carefully to your concerns.

All professional team members undertake regular training to stay up-to-date with developments in the field.

They also mentor younger staff, giving us a dynamic and expanding team with lots of fresh ideas. In addition, we are always looking at new products and new technology, giving you the most up-to-date eye care experience.

Every team member shares our compassionate customer care values.

Optometrist - Alison (FCOptom)

Alison is an optometrist who has lived and worked in Ringwood for over 30 years, having been with us for the last 15. Alison qualified in 1977. She is also involved in glaucoma monitoring and referral refinement schemes in Hampshire and Dorset. Her relaxed, friendly and professional manner means customers return year after year.

Optomertist - Nicola (MCOptom Dip Tp (IP) Higher Cert CL)

Nicola qualified as an optometrist in 2012 and has experience of working both on the high street and in the Hospital Eye Service. In addition to her regular work for Kelly Eyecare she works at Bournemouth Eye Hospital where she specialises in emergency eye management, medial contact lenses and corneal conditions. She gained her Higher Certificate in Contact lenses in 2019 and her Diploma in Therapeutics in 2015 and uses this qualification for prescribing medications within the hospital setting. She is passionate about dry eye management and contact lenses of all types. As a strong advocate for the Optometry profession, in 2014 she travelled with Vision Aid Overseas to provide training to Optometrists in Ethiopia. Outside of work she is a keen triathlete and enjoys training for her next events.

Optometrist - Sarah (MCOptom)

Sarah has worked in optics for 25 years, having first qualified as a dispensing optician in 1993. She then studied to become a contact lens optician before becoming an optometrist in 2012. Sarah is a friendly, caring and highly professional team member with excellent customer relations skills.

Manager and Dispensing Optician - Debbie

Debbie is a Qualified Dispensing Optician and Manager of our Ringwood Practice. Registered with the General Optical Council with a wealth of experience having fitted spectacles to patients from babies to those of over 100 years old.

One of Debbie's key responsibilities is to ensure that your spectacles perform to the highest possible standards, she is also very experienced in choosing the best possible frame design and colour to match individual face shapes and personal colour choices, giving you excellent vision and making you feel totally confident with your choice.

Dispensing Optician - Stew

Stew has been in optics for over 6 years and has just finished the first year of the Dispensing opticians course at ABDO college. Has a strong passion for sports eyewear and enjoys cycling and running. 

Dispensing Optician Bsc (Hons) FBDO - Stephanie 

Stephanie has worked in optics for 11 years and qualified in 2013.  Having recently left a high street multiple chain Stephanie is now enjoying the vast selection of stunning frames available to customers in the Kelly Eyecare stores and, as a trained frame stylist, brings with her a passion for beautiful colours and lovely frame shapes.

Away from work Stephanie enjoys weekends away, the theatre and country walks with her border collie dog Digby.

Pop in and meet Stephanie who will be on hand to give you advice on well fitting frames and good quality lenses to suit both your individual look lifestyle.

Dispenser - Nick

Nick started his career as a technician and has since taken on a dispensing role. He works across all our practices, sharing the benefit of his knowledge and experience in optics. Nick’s technical abilities give him a distinct edge and often mean that we can repair items on site rather than sending them away. His kind and caring manner makes him a much-valued member of the team.

Optical Assistant and Receptionist - Jean

Jean has been in the optical profession for over 25 years, working for both independent and multiple opticians. She has worked full time for 15 years at our Ringwood practice as an optical assistant and administrator. Jean also has previous managerial experience, which helps the practice run efficiently.

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Brockenhurst             01590 623 297

Parkstone                   01202 733611

Ringwood                   01425 478 545

Winton                        01202 510102