Meet the team

We are a small, dedicated team who have enjoyed working together  for over 14 years. Most of our patients know us by name and this is a practice where you will see familiar faces year after year. Proud to be a local, independent company we value our place in our community supporting other local businesses wherever possible and would hope that others would choose to do the same.
Samantha took over the business previously known as Knaresborough Eye Centre 14 years ago and she’s an expert in all things Optometry! As an independent Optometrist she  is dedicated to high standards and the smooth running of her practice.She frequently attends seminars and has an active interest in offering the latest technology to assist in the best possible patient care. In her spare time she loves running and cycling and has completed local triathlons and the Great North Run. Samantha loves new challenges and will be taking part in the 2017 London Marathon. We’ll keep you posted on her progress!
Carole also works for Sam as an Optical Receptionist and has recently celebrated her tenth year with the practice. She’s a valued and cheery member of staff who enjoys watching sport and following exciting events from The Tour de Yorkshire to Tim Peake in space! However Carole admits her greatest passion is for warmer climates, ask her where she’ll be travelling to for her next holiday and she will probably tell you Greece!
Sue’s worked with Samantha as an Optical Receptionist since Samantha took over the business 14 years ago.  Sue’s always dedicated and welcoming to  patients, with her kindly smile and gentle manner. In her spare time she  loves to cook and often treats the team to some of her delicious home baking! Sue also likes to travel  and enjoys beautiful scenery including the mountains of Switzerland.
Jo joined the team in January 2014 and has had many years experience dispensing for Optometrists. She’s gifted in helping our clients choose glasses to ensure they look their best and  also takes care of the advertising and merchandising within the practice. At home she loves the outdoors, nature and country living. She also has a keen interest in nutrition and natural health and has a passion for the Italian lakes and mountains!
Jemima has been warmly welcomed back to the practice as an Optometrist. She was originally a pre-reg student with Sam and we’re delighted she joined the team again when the opportunity arose, this time as a qualified professional. Jemima’s wonderful manner is second to none and underlines Sam’s wish that each patient receives the time and care needed for their sight test. In her free time Jemima’s wonderful zest for life often leads her to the Lake District, where she enjoys the great outdoors and adventures, including zip-wiring and kayaking!