Meet our Optometry Our Team
Our team is headed by our managing optometrist, Ruth Perrott a qualified Behavioural Optometrist.
Married to Colin and with two grown up daughters, Ruth’s interest in Optometry extends to our various niche interest areas, especially Vision and Learning and Vision and Brain Injury.
With the help of the Rotary York Ainsty (RYA) she also transport hundreds of pairs of cleaned and measured used specs to Africa. RYA meet monthly to help sort, clean, measure and ship spectacles. Ruth actively supports www.madalitso.org a charity that supports adult literacy projects in Malawi and the Rotary District D1040 project to Ukerewe in Tanzania. (Newsletter). Ruth has travelled to The Cameroon, Burkina Faso (x3), Sierra Leone (x3), Malawi (x2) with the recycled specs and has also helped to train workshop technicians and refractionists. She hopes to travel to Malawi in the Spring of 2013.
Ruth also actively supports the Riding Lights Theatre Company by hosting actors/ actresses/ musicians and designers during their stints in York.
Married to Paul, an IT networking specialist and with a young daughter, Peggy. Sarah has a special interest in domiciliary (home visit) eye care. An outdoor girl, Sarah travels, enjoys camping, runs to keep fit and enjoys home cooked meals with her family.
Our Pre-Reg Optometrist, now providing clinic support three days a week in either Castleford or York. Lizzy has many interests including the Girl Guides
Behavioural Optometrist Clare has recently joined the practice on a part time basis, travelling North from her home in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. She and her late husband, Keith Holland, founded the UK’s first optical practice specialising in vision related learning difficulties and both travelled extensively to study at conferences and visit leading practices in the USA where this type of work has been established since the 1930’s. Clare’s particular areas of interest are improving children’s visual function for reading and learning, and the fitting and aftercare of contact lenses. She has four grown up children and three young grandchildren. Contrary
Mark joined the business from another successful independent practice in Scarborough, Pagan and McQuade after moving to support his family. Married with one grown up son, Mark’s life is governed by his not-so-well tempered dachshund, Gruber, who starts every day with a growl. Despite this Mark provides us all with a cheery attitude and keeps us all smiling.