Christchurch

WELCOME TO RAXWORTHY VISIONCARE, CHRISTCHURCH

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Consultant Optometrist & Branch Director

Meet the Consultant Optometrist at Raxworthy Visioncare.

Shane Bennett

Shane Bennett

Locum Specialist Optometrist

Shane qualified in 2010 from the Dublin Institute of Technology. He moved to the UK in 2011 and has been working for Raxworthy since 2015. He is a welcomed edition to the team and specialises in OCT, contact lenses and paediatric optometry. He is a registered member of the General Optical Council, The Association of Optometrists (UK) and is a Fellow of the Association of Optometrists Ireland. He too is a keen golfer and also plays Gaelic football. He can often be found wearing the colours of the homeland, keep an eye out for them in the practice.

Conor Reynolds

Conor Reynolds

Locum Specialist Optometrist

Conor qualified with Shane in 2010 from the Dublin Institute of Technology. He moved to the UK in 2013 and has been working for Raxworthy since 2016. He has a specialist interest in ocular imaging and OCT. He is a registered member of the General Optical Council, The Association of Optometrists (UK) and is a Fellow of the Association of Optometrists Ireland. In his free time he enjoys travelling and has just returned from a trip to Nepal.

Maria Wheeler

Maria Wheeler

Locum Behavioural Optometrist

Maria graduated from Cardiff University in 2007. She is registered with the General Optical Council, The College of Optometrists and the Association of Optometrists. She has a special interest in paediatrics, binocular vision, vision-related learning difficulties and myopia control. She has completed a Diploma in Schoolvision and is a member of the British Association of Behavioural Optometrists. Maria no longer has any free time between work and looking after a very cheeky little boy!

Mark Andrews

Mark Andrews

Dispensing Optician

Mark joined the dispensing team in 2002, qualifying as a Dispensing Optician in January 2006. His profound technical lens and frame knowledge is extensive; there isn’t a problem he can’t solve. Mark serves on the local area committee for the Association of British Dispensing Opticians as the CET (Continuing Education & Training) Officer, and was recently successful at interview to join the Association’s team of probationary examiners. One of Mark’s passions is music and in another life he played keyboards in the rock band ‘Galahad’, touring in Europe and enjoying Radio One airplay. He still occasionally collaborates with them.

Barbara Shutler

Barbara Shutler

Receptionist

Barbara joined Raxworthy team in 2006, in which time she’s seen the practice grow. Chances are if you call or come in to the practice she’ll be the first person you talk to. She recently completed her ocular hygiene training and is in charge of looking after our Lens Plan patients. If you’ve a contact lens query, Barbara will know the answer.

Julie Taylor

Julie Taylor

Optical Hearing Assistant

Julie joined Raxworthy Visioncare in 2014. She has more than 17 years of dispensing experience and will help you choose the right frame that suits your face shape. She is more than happy to spend as much time as you need to select the right frame to ensure you’ll be delighted with your new spectacles. Julie is also trained in ocular hygiene.

Louise Metcalfe

Louise Metcalfe

Receptionist

Louise is our part time receptionist and bookkeeper. She has been with Raxworthy Visioncare since 2013. Louise is also involved with the running of our lens plan and has a vast knowledge of contact lenses. She too recently completed her ocular hygiene training. In her free time Louise is an avid pianist and keen runner.