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 has travelled to The Cameroon, Burkina Faso (x3), Sierra Leone (x3), Malawi (x4), Tanzania and the Casamance Delta area of Senegal (x2) with the recycled specs and has also helped to train workshop technicians and refractionists. She hopes to travel to Senegal again in the Spring of 2019.
2018 brings a new dimension into Ruth’s travel plans with a visit to Sydney, Australia to visit IBCO2018, a Developmental Optometry conference.
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.
Lizzy McCaffrey undertook her Pre-Reg training with VisionCare Optometry and now works with us on a regular basis. Her interests include encouraging teenagers to develop social and life skills via the Girl Guides.
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.
Paula joined the family business after a career in the travel business and is currently in her third and final year at Bradford College studying Dispensing Optics. She still has a yearning for travel and aims to have visited 50 countries by the age of nn!