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 25 years. They value her professionalism, attention to detail and the continuity and quality of care she offers.

   

Jessica Watson
Optometrist

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.

In her spare time, Jessica can be found outside enjoying sports including running and playing tennis.

   

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 13 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 8 years of dispensing experience, laboratory and glazing work. Since returning from maternity leave, Kate is now working part time. We have adopted her beautiful little boy William as a mini member of the Kathryn Anthony Team and he always gets lots of cuddles when he comes to visit.

   

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.

Outside of the practice you’ll often find Matthew speeding down the side of a Welsh mountain aboard his mountain bike or relaxing on the canal in his kayak. This probably goes a long way to explain his keen interest in sports eyewear!

   

Suzi Logan-Thomas
Dispensing Optician

 

 
   

Samantha Cairns
Senior Optical Assistant

 

 
   
   
   

Issy Ford
Optical Assistant

Isobel joined us in 2018 and is now a valued and experienced member of our team. She has a degree in Marine & Natural History Photography and uses her photography skills to help with our marketing alongside her role as Optical Assistant. As you might expect her passions are photography, wildlife and walking. 

Isobel is particularly interested in the ocular health side of the practice, but she does have an eye for a stylish frame too!

   
Poppy Ellis
Optical Assistant