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Michael has been at Sutton for over five years. He has enjoyed a varied career with university teaching, research and working at Guy's Hospital. He was also full time editor of two professional journals for optometry for a number of years. In his spare time, Michael is a keen runner and has completed five half marathons. He is married to Erica, optometrist at Leightons Epsom, and they have two wonderful children.
Dispensing & Contact Lenses Optician
James has been involved in many aspects of optics since the 1970s, and has worked around the Epsom and Sutton practices since 1980. He is currently concentrating on contact lenses, and is particularly interested in supplying contact lenses to the Over 45s who want to see well at long, intermediate and near distances. He enjoys travel and spending time with his grandchildren.
"My main role nowadays is as Training & Support Coordinator for the optical assistants across other Leightons branches. However, I am still a committed dispensing optician. My passion is ensuring that everyone under my care gets the best possible attention and obtains the best and most comfortable solution to their particular visual needs. Outside work, my main focus is my three lovely, lively daughters!"
I've worked at Leightons for many, many years, first as a receptionist in Cobham and now as a Dispensing Optician at Epsom and Sutton. Over the years I've seen a lot of changes and worked with a lot of different people, many of whom I've stayed in touch with. In my spare time, I love trips to Brighton with my hubby. I also enjoy swimming, walking and anything and everything arty.
Suzanne has been part of Leightons Sutton for 21 years, including five years when it was Linwood Strong. She particularly enjoys helping customers and creating product displays. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the Downs with her dog and spending time with her family.
"I started with Leightons in August 2012. I especially enjoy the contact lens aspects of my job, and I recently completed the Leightons Academy for Optical Assistants. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, entertaining, spending time with my family and going for walks with my dog."
"I've been working at Leightons since July 2015. I really enjoy helping our customers, and have even been complimented on my care with our older customers. Outside work, I enjoy listening to music and musical theatre (my favourite is Les Miserables)."
Everyone in Sutton was most helpful in sorting out my glasses and kindly chased other parties in the chain to get them ready as quickly as possible. Thank you very much!!