Meet the team


Kathryn Anthony BSc (Hons) MCOptom
Principal Optometrist

Qualifying in 1983 with a First Class Honours degree from UMIST, University of Manchester, Kathryn has worked in both the independent and corporate/multiple sector and has worked in clinical sessions at The Royal United Hospital in Bath for several years where she’s built up a good working relationship with local Ophthalmologists. She also spent two years at a specialist contact lens practice.

In 1993 Kathryn decided to open her own practice in Bath where she saw a gap in the market for a more personal service, wider choice of quality products and the highest levels of professional care.

Kathryn finds her work very rewarding and builds up lasting relationships with her patients, many of whom have been with her for more than 26 years. They value her professionalism, attention to detail and the continuity and quality of care she offers.


Jessica Watson BSc (Hons) MCOptom

After qualifying from Cardiff University with a BSc Honours Optometry degree, Jessica has worked in both multiple and independent opticians, spending valuable time at The Bristol Eye Hospital witnessing numerous eye surgeries.

Jessica has a genuine desire to help patients and improve their quality of life by testing vision, identifying visual system problems and prescribing contact lenses. She has developed specialist knowledge and skills of clinical techniques and instruments through her time as an an optometrist.

Jessica brings a special blend of customer care, professional excellence and friendliness to her career in optometry.


Kate Eastment
Practice Manager

With a certificate for the highest level of Optical practice support, Kate is integral to the successful running of the practice and she has worked for Kathryn Anthony for 15 years.

Her bright, friendly personality gives everyone a warm welcome and she has managed all aspects of the general day to day running of our busy practice. She also has 10 years of dispensing experience, laboratory and glazing work. Since returning from maternity leave, Kate is now working part time. 


Matthew Edwards FBDO
Dispensing Manager

Matthew joined us in 2018 as our new Dispensing Optician. He has worked in optics since November 2005 with a varied background in both multiple & independent practices. Matthew is passionate about frames, lenses and finding the perfect combinations for you. His technical expertise is invaluable in helping you choose the best lenses to give you glasses with the best optical and cosmetic result, especially with more complex prescriptions.