Proprietors

Steve Wright Bsc (Hons) MCOptom, FBDO

Optometrist and Director

Steve is passionate about making your eye examination a relaxed, informative and memorable experience. Apart from working as an Optometrist and Dispensing Optician, his vast experience and sense of adventure has taken him all over the world. Steve loves using the latest technology during his eye tests and he is accredited by the diabetic retinal screening program for the West Midlands. Steve was the driving force behind getting the intuitive colourimeter for the assessment of Meares – Irlen syndrome. When he is not at work, he is often spotted at 3000ft in a light aeroplane.

Kathryn Hartland FBDO

Dispensing optician and Director

Kathryn is a Dispensing Optician and has worked at the practice for many years. She skilfully leads the Dispensing team and manages the practice. She is constantly striving to find the latest unique frame styles and advanced personalised lenses. Kathryn loves getting to know people and excels in dispensing distinctive eyewear. Outside work Kathryn enjoys spending time with her family which includes her black Labrador and taking leisurely walks in the park.

Optometrists

Malcolm Gray Bsc (Hons) FCOptom

Founder

Malcolm has just been awarded lifetime fellowship of the College of Optometrists for his work on dyslexia and diabetes. As founder of the business, he is still very involved in ensuring the very best clinical protocols are adhered to.

Lindsey Leek BSC(hons) MCOptom

Lindsey joined the practice shortly after qualifying as an Optometrist in 2005. As an experienced member of our team Lindsey loves having the professional freedom to spend as long as necessary during the eye test. She also likes having the latest eye testing technology at her fingertips so that she can diagnose any eye related issues quickly. She has the diabetic retinal screening scheme accreditation and she specialises in Colourimetry to help with Meares Irlen Syndrome. She has a very busy life at home bringing up her young children and spending time with her extended family.

Lesley Mason BSC (hons) MCOptom

Lesley has worked as an Optometrist for 23 years. She joined the practice in 2015 and loves spending time with our patients to ensure they get the highest level of eye care possible. In her spare time, Lesley likes visiting friends and spending time on holiday in Cornwall.

Dispensing opticians

Kate Weavell FBDO

Kate is a Dispensing Optician and has worked for Malcolm Gray since leaving university. She loves being involved in selecting new frame ranges and has a keen eye for style and in particular colour. She also has an interest in children’s dispensing and spends time choosing frames suitable for coloured lenses to help with Irlens Syndrome. Kate loves the outdoors and she spends a lot of time with her young family both in the UK and in France.

Shelley Wilson FBDO (CL)

Shelley is a Contact Lens Optician and a very experienced Dispensing Optician. She joined the team in 2010 after previously working at Aston University training Optometry students. Patient care is her priority and she loves being able to confidently offer the highest quality frames and lenses. She travels from Worcestershire to work for us. In her spare time you will find Shelley with her head in a book, and on more energetic days, out in the countryside rambling.

Natasha Jones

Trainee dispensing optician

Natasha started working on Saturdays in her parents practice when she was aged 15. She continued working at the practice whilst studying at Leeds Metropolitan University for a BA Hons degree in Sociology. Natasha has the optics profession in her blood and is now training to be a Dispensing Optician. Outside work Natasha enjoys travelling to places of historical interest and spending time with her Yorkshire terrier, Paddy.

Clinical Support

Lauren Bayliss 

Lauren loves her job as Assistant Practice Manager. She is responsible for the smooth running of the practice with the highest of standards. She assists in frame styling and is particularly interested in our highly fashionable designer frames. In her spare time she loves spending time with her friends and family and travelling to anywhere the sun shines.

Sarah-Lou Nankervis

Sarah has worked at the practice for 20years. She enjoys every part of her job and patient care is her number one priority. Sarah is very experienced in frame styling and has helped many patients find the right frame to suit their taste and compliment their look. Most patients comment that Sarah helps them feel at ease when choosing their new glasses. Sarah enjoys cooking and gardening and as a keen member of the National Trust, she is often seen visiting stately homes and having afternoon tea.

Wendy Smith

Wendy joined us in 2014 with over 20 year’s previous experience. She enjoys working as a Clinical Assistant and she especially enjoys making our patients feel welcome. Outside work, you will find Wendy either at a rock concert with her friends or spending time at home with her husband and 2 teenage boys.

Gemma Miles

Gemma started working at the practice in 2001 when she had just left school at the age of 18. She started as a receptionist and worked her way up to be Practice Manager. Gemma is on first name terms with many of our patients and she takes pride in ensuring they get the best possible service when they are with us. In 2014, Gemma got married and now has a young daughter. Outside work, Gemma enjoys watching her daughter grow up and socialising with family and friends.