Holland Opticians

Who Are Holland Opticians?

Your Local Opticians

Holland Opticians is owned by Gavin, Kirsty, and Vikram.  Kirsty and Vikram are active optometrists in the practice, while Gavin (also a qualified optometrist) spends more of his time working behind the scenes. When Gavin bought the practice in 2017 he sat down with the entire team and asked the very important question ‘What sort of opticians do we want to be?’

Now this might sound like a silly question, after all isn’t eyecare just about reading some letters on a chart, having some lights shone in your eyes, then choosing some glasses?

Well actually, no, it’s not. There is so much more to it than this...

 

Our Friendly Staff

Gavin Rebello
Partner & Optometrist

Gavin relocated to Malvern in 2016 and is enjoying becoming part of a welcoming community in such a beautiful area of Britain. He has a wealth of experience in the industry - before moving to Malvern, he owned and ran 3 independent practices in North Essex, where he won numerous awards for customer service on a regional and national level. He was also awarded best sports vision practice in the optical oscars and is the vision coach for Harlequins rugby.

Gavin Rebello
Partner & Optometrist

Kirsty Litherland
Partner & Optometrist

After graduating with a BSc degree in Medical Genetics, Kirsty realised her interests lay in helping people face to face. She retrained and graduated from Aston University in 2010 with a first class honours degree in optometry. She completed her clinical professional training at Holland Opticians and has remained here ever since.

Kirsty Litherland
Partner & Optometrist

Derek Styles
Optometrist

Derek Styles
Optometrist

Jim Osborne
Optometrist

Jim graduated from City University. He has extensive experience in the independent sector having successfully owned his own practice for 25 years in Evesham. He sold his practice in 2014. He is a fully qualified independent prescriber and is thus able to assess, prescribe medication and manage eye conditions. He spends his time working at Worcester Hospital eye department and being good friends of Graeme and Kath, joined the team to cover for Kirsty’s maternity leave. He is so good, we’re keeping him.

Jim Osborne
Optometrist

Simon Roper
Dispensing Optician & Contact Lens Fitter

Simon joined Holland in 1996. With over 25 years optical experience Simon has the technical expertise and skills to address most spectacles issues. He is also a qualified contact fitter. So if you want the thinnest and lightest spectacles or have particular technical challenge or want to go glasses free, then he’s the man to speak to. Outside of work, Simon spends much of his time supporting and running children and youth work and watching the rugby.

Simon Roper
Dispensing Optician

Anne Wilkes

Anne Wilkes
Dispensing Optician

Anne has a degree in dispensing optics with business management. She joined Holland Opticians in 2009, and works part-time juggling family life.

With 3 kids there is no spare time, but she does enjoy embracing her artistic side when she can.

Anne Wilkes
Dispensing Optician

Steph Smith
Dispensing Optician

Steph joined Hollands in 2009 and loves the frame styling, especially when you want to change your look.
Outside of work, Steph spends much of her time organising bike rides to raise much need funding and awareness for 3 charities - Ronald Macdonald house, blood bikers (transport blood between hospitals), shoeboxes for heroes.

Steph Smith
Dispensing Optician

Sarah Humphries
Dispensing Optician

Sarah joined Hollands in 2015 and has 25 years experience in the optical  industry. She particularly enjoys making sure the lenses not only deliver the vision you want, but also have cosmetic appeal.

Sarah is our supplier of happy eggs (she looks after 70 chickens, 10 ducks, 2 geese - as well as horses, pigs, cats and dogs).

Sarah Humphries
Dispensing Optician

Your Eyes:


We believe your eyes are key to your life. Your vision really is your most precious sense.

Good vision is essential for driving and keeping you independent.

Good vision is essential for most lines of work and keeping you earning a living.

It has a huge part to play in helping you enjoy your pastimes, do sports, use computers and mobile phones, just about everything!

And the way the eyes work together can have an impact in how well a child can concentrate and perform at school.

With all of this in mind our eyecare is tailored specifically to you and what you do in your day. This requires time, expertise, care, and a passion for eyes, to help you achieve the best out of them.




Your Glasses:


It’s more than just eyecare though.

We connect with people through eye contact. Whether it’s gauging first impressions, looking in to the eyes of your loved ones, or reading people’s emotions, the eyes give clues to your mood and personality. Your spectacles frame your eyes, and so say a lot about you. Whether you like to stand out, blend in, follow fashion, have a penchant for colour, prefer minimalism, or need to make fantastic first impressions, your spectacles help get this message across.

At Hollands we not only want to find you a pair of spectacles that are comfortable, functional, and suit your face, we want to find you a pair that let your personality shine through.

With this in mind our eyewear is of a quality not readily found in the area.

Yes, of course we stock the functional ‘get the job done’ pair for those of you that need a pair for occasional use or an emergency pair. But the reality is that we are happiest when we get to spend the time with you to help you find glasses that you really love!

Again, this requires time, expertise, care and a passion for your eyes.




You:


When we decided how we wanted to look after our patients we unanimously decided that we did not want to be a ‘bang them through, pile them high’ type of business. We think our patients and their long term eyecare deserve far more than this. We are Holland Opticians, and time, expertise, care, and a passion for eyes is our thing.





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