Meet the new team members
Lisa graduated from Cardiff University 6 years ago. She combines her work at Monnow with part time work in Bristol Eye Hospital’s optometry department. She specialises in children’s optometry, low vision and complex contact lens fitting. The highlight of her career so far is when she travelled to Uganda as part of charity Vale for Africa providing eye care services and training to the residents. Lisa’s extensive qualifications include professional certificates in medical retina and glaucoma and postgraduate qualifications in eye care for people with special needs. Currently Lisa is working towards her Masters in Clinical Optometry and a Diploma in Therapeutic Prescribing. Lisa also finds time to supervise final year optometry students at Cardiff University’s undergraduate clinic.
Darran has worked for 7 years in independent optometrist practices after graduating from Bradford University. During that time, he has acquired several post graduate qualifications in Glaucoma, Macula and Ocular Therapeutics and is currently working towards a Masters in Clinical optometry. His particular interests lie in acute eye management and in glaucoma. In his spare time, he is a passionate rugby fan and follows Pontypridd RFC.
Katy has worked in the optic industry for 12 years and joined Monnow after moving to live in Monmouth in the autumn. She very much enjoys interacting with the patients in the many roles she undertakes at the practice and is very much looking forward to becoming a fully qualified Dispensing Optician. Artistic Katy loves opera singing, amateur dramatics and glitter arts and crafts.
Jill is our newest member of our front of house team joining us in January 2017. She comes to us with many years of customer service experience. Jill is an active member of Monmouth rowing club and competes in both rowing and running.
Helen Tilley, optometrist at Monnow said “We’re lucky to be able to attract talented people into our team, who always brings a wealth of new experience and ideas into the practice, which benefits all our customers. Lisa, Darren and Katy are enjoying being part of our close-knit community”.
To make an appointment to see any of our optometrists, pop into the practice or call the friendly reception team on 01600 715 299.