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9.00 am - 1.00 pm
2.00 pm - 5.30 pm

Saturday
9.00 am - 2.00 pm

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Geraint Griffiths M.ASvP Dip SpV Dip ScV MSc MCOptom

Managing Director

Becoming a qualified Optometrist in 1980, Geraint has worked in optics ever since. He took over this practice from Mark Davis in April 2007 to develop his interest in Sport and Schoolvision and relate this to everyday practice. The practice was re-named Optical3 when Geraint took over – He says "It's a fulfilment of a dream to be working with such a great team to serve the people of Anstey and surrounding areas is a constant joy".

Geraint has spent many years into the cause of dyslexia (being dyslexic himself), particularly with children, and has found that the same problems that cause poor eye coordination also affect sporting performance . He's improved the lives and achievements of many children and sportspeople over the years.

Geraint's hobbies are theatre (having performed in many productions over the years) and in his slightly younger days, high jump (he held the Welsh High Jump Championship for 3 years) and the British masters record for 11 years.

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Debbie Morse - Finance Director

Debbie started working for SVUK (a branch of Optical3)  part time for a couple of years before the offices were set up in Anstey in 2006. She now works as the Finance Director for Optical3 Ltd, and Office Manager for SVUK (Geraint's second company operating from the same building), dealing with conference & Diploma bookings.

Debbie also works for Warwick University as a Simulated Patient (role-playing) for medical students. Her background has been in both secretarial work and the travel industry, having worked for Thomsons for 10 years. Her hobbies include music (where she performs regularly as a duo with her husband), theatre & walking her 3 dogs.

staff5Felicity Tennant - Practice Manager & Dispensing Optician

Felicity graduated in law from De-Montfort University in 2006. However she chose a different profession some years later whilst raising her three children. Felicity worked as Practice Manager for an Independent Optician for 5 years and we were delighted when she joined us at Optical3 in February 2014. She is now a fully qualified Dispensing Optician after successfully completing the 3 year ABDO Dispensing Course and was promoted to Practice Manager here on 1st September 2017.

Felicity leads a very full and active life and has a great sense of fun; she is not only raising two daughters and a son, but regularly runs full and half marathons and devotes some of her spare time to carry out voluntary work with the Leicester & Rutland Youth Offending service.

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Celia Everard

Celia is our longest serving member of staff. She joined Mark Davis (the previous owner of the practice) in February 2000. She then worked alongside Geraint since September 2000 and was our Reception Supervisor with Optical3 until she recently retired. However, Celia still comes in regularly and covers for Felicity and reception – and is very much part of the team. Celia has so many hobbies that she has no problem filling her spare time !

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Dawn Williams

Dawn joined us in February 2011, having worked in an office environment for most of her working life. She works part time with Optical3 and also does book-keeping for her son's company.  She has lived in Leicestershire all her life and has two grown up sons. Optics is a new environment for Dawn and she loves the new challenges it brings. She has a very busy family life, but when she has time, she loves walking, dining out and holidays.

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Gail Hodson

Gail joined Optical 3 in April 2012 as a part-time receptionist. She has been happily married to Keith for 33 years, with 3 grown children. Gail took time out for a number of years whilst her children were young and then returned to work in a secretarial and administration capacity on a part time basis. She spent many years working for a local homecare company too. She also currently assists in her husband's family business.

Gail's hobbies are socialising with friends & family, cooking, dog walking, and occasional weekends on a narrowboat. She finds the world of optics fascinating and is thoroughly enjoying her time at Optical 3.

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Debbie Inglesant (Sandy)

Joining us on 15th December 2015 as a Receptionist, this was a new career for Debbie, and she has enjoyed the challenge. Alongside reception, Debbie assists with frame buying, using her flair for art and design, which also works nicely for our window displays at Optical3. Debbie has 3 children, and lives in Anstey.