Meet the team

Andy Orkney has been the practice owner and Optometrist since 1990 having qualified in 1984. He has always considered that a patient-centred approach to optometry is essential for a successful practice.

Michele de Vaal joined the practice in 2013 bringing over twenty years experience of working in the optical industry with her. Michele is also a Programme Director with the Eye Care Charity, Vision Aid Overseas.VAO operates in developing countries helping to eliminate avoidable blindness in the 670 million people worldwide who simply need a pair of spectacles just to help them see clearly. Since 2000 Michele has worked in India 3 times and in Ethiopia over 25 times!

Barbara Orkney is our company secretary and since retiring from teaching last year she is now working part-time on reception and handling the accounts.

Steve Benson joined us this summer as a receptionist and optical assistant. He has extensive experience, having worked in the industry previously for a number of years.