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Thomas Bond and Partners

People at Thomas Bond & Partners


We currently have one director who originally trained with Thomas Bond and Partners.

Liz Whitmore (MSc MCOptom DipGlauc) holds a specialist diploma qualification in glaucoma, from the College of Optometrists.  Her MSc covered specialist subjects in pathology, children’s vision and contact lenses. She is involved in managing the staff training program within the partnership. Hobbies include dog walking and training.



Joy Neely is highly regarded by her patients, and during her 20 years with the partnership has built up an extremely loyal following who value her expertise and attention to detail.

Mary Ryan has many years experience as an optometrist.  She enjoys communicating with people and working as part of the team.

Katie Blane has joined us as a fully-qualified optometrist, having previously worked with us as a dispensing optician, and having completed a successful conversion degree course at Bradford University. She is currently on maternity leave with her second child.

Liz Watson works mainly at our Netherfield practice with many years of experience as a optometrist.

Beth Roberts has now been working with the company for over a year, and has already built up her own following who are beginning to come back for their yearly checks.

Valmiki Shesha and Dave Sharma have recently joined the practice team.



Dispensing Opticians

We have six fully qualified dispensing opticians: Alan Green, Mark Swaby, Vicky Martin, John Dayson ,Nicola Longdon and Gordon White.



There are 25 other members of staff, including frame stylists, optical assistants, receptionists, optical workshop technicians, and admin staff.