Our Practice and Team
Meet the Team!
Teamwork is a crucial ingredient in guaranteeing patients a caring and professional service. We have always placed great emphasis on the professionalism and commitment of our practice team who contribute significantly to the continued success of the practice. Patient care is our number one priority.
We have experience in all clinical environments and expertise in many specialised areas. All of our staff are well trained, friendly and passionate about the jobs they do.
Ravi Sohal, BSc (Hons), MCOptom – Optometrist
Ravi graduated from the University of Cardiff in 2001 and was awarded the title MCOptom by the College of Optometrist in 2002. He is registered with the General Optical Council (GOC), the Association of Optometrist (AOP), the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) and the National Health Service (NHS).
He has been part of the Eyediology team for over 10 years. His training and experience involved working in high street optical practices and within the NHS hospital eye service. He received extensive training in contact lenses, ocular disease and vision correction. Ravi’s friendly and informed manner means he is happy to answer your queries regarding your eye care.
Lisa Huxley-Blythe, BSc (Hons) – Optometrist
Lisa has been part of the team since 2011. She graduated with Honours from the University of Manchester in 2003. Lisa’s optical training and experience ranges from hospital eye services to private practice and from high street to high-end optical boutiques.
Lisa is friendly and approachable as well as knowledgeable. As a practising artist, she also has a keen eye for fashion and design; understanding the importance of vision, not just as a function but as essential to enjoying the world around us.
Emily Dowse, BSc (Hons), MCOptom, High.Cert.Glauc – Optometrist
Emily graduated with a First Class BSc (Hons) Optometry degree in 2012. She spent her pre-registration year training at Moorfields Eye Hospital. Upon completion, she went on to work in both the community setting as well as Moorfields, working in extended role Optometry in glaucoma and cataract clinics. She also has a special interest in low vision. She is part of the LiGHT trial team at Moorfields, researching treatment for glaucoma and ocular hypertension. Emily has completed post-graduate courses including the Professional Certificate in Glaucoma, the Higher Certificate in Glaucoma, and is currently completing a qualification in Independent Prescribing with the College of Optometrists.
“Working at Eyediology is an absolute pleasure. All of my colleagues are dedicated and professional, as well as fun to work with! I feel supported to deliver excellent eye care here, with up-to-date equipment, computerised records and a longer test time than some other practices. I always look forward to the days that I work with the team at Eyediology!”
Raji Sohal, Manager
Raji has many years of management experience. She is a bright, bubbly person and an excellent organiser. Raji also loves helping people; assisting you in choosing the right spectacles. She always makes certain that you are well informed and look great as well as being comfortable with your choice. Since having her baby she now only works in the practice on a part-time basis.
“I have been part of Eyediology for over 10 years….. I am extremely proud of our wonderful team who all work extremely hard and go out their way to be helpful. They are kind, genuine and all highly qualified. Since having to take a step back to raise my young family the team have done a brilliant job with looking after our new and existing customers”
Jo Bradshaw, FBDO – Managing Dispensing Optician
Jo has a wealth of experience having been in the optical industry for almost 20 years. She qualified as a Dispensing Optician in 2006 and has since managed practices in Newcastle before relocating to London. Jo’s role is to find the best optical solutions for each patient, helping them to make informed decisions on the best eyewear for them. She ensures the smooth running of the practice and is passionate about delivering the best patient journey for anyone visiting Eyediology.
“One of the best things about working at Eyediology is getting to know our patients through their visits to the practice. I love the personal service that we provide as we get to the root of what works for each individual. Having been a dispensing Optician for many years now, the one thing that never changes is that wonderful feeling of a patient collecting their new glasses and seeing how great they look!
The team and I take great pride in what we do. We spend a lot of time ensuring we have carefully selected frames in the practice and we are constantly exploring new brands and technology that may help our patients. Everyone working here brings something unique to Eyediology, which makes it a very special place to be a part of.”
Rachel has been working in the optical industry since 1998. In 2001 she moved to Sydney and qualified as an Optical Dispenser (Australian equivalent of Dispensing Optician) in 2003. She has mainly worked in boutique independent practices which had onsite laboratories and has many years of experience working with complex prescriptions, specialist lenses, optical glazing and practice management.
“I really enjoy working as part of a team at Eyediology. All of my colleagues are committed to providing excellent service to our patients and we all complement each other with our varied skill sets and many years of experience in the industry.”
Rachel Gilbert, Cert IV in Optical Dispensing
Daniel Lofters, Systems administrator
“Being a part of the Eyediology team is a pleasure. Everyone here is friendly, supportive and always goes the extra mile to meet the needs of our patients.”