Jayne Gaffin

Dispensing Optician

Jayne started her optical journey in 2009, after seeking a career change. She started working part-time in her local practice, progressing to branch manager before joining Leightons in Hempstead Valley in 2020. In October 2020, Jayne qualified as a Dispensing Optician after studying a Fellowship Diploma in Ophthalmic Dispensing at ABDO College. The three year distance learning course is industry-recognised.

Jayne enjoys all forms of dispensing, especially helping children choose the correct eyewear for them. As she has worn glasses since childhood, she understands the importance of choosing something that the child is happy to wear and fits comfortably, as it can be an exciting and difficult time for both the child and their parent/guardian.

Jayne has been a fellow of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians since qualifying, and also holds qualifications in British Sign Language, which allows her to offer a level of communication for patients that can sometimes feel isolated by possible communication barriers.