Andrew Lomas Optometrist is your local friendly eyecare practice. Founded by Giles & Hunter in 1972 and was acquired by Andrew in 2005. We believe in professional expertise and personal care whilst giving real value for money. We want you to enjoy your visit to the practice and to this end we have developed a friendly and enthusiastic team committed to giving you the highest levels of service. The practice has had a major refurbishment and there has been considerable investment in new equipment.
We believe that most people want a friendly, professional and caring service, where they feel unhurried and receive the best quality advice. The business does not agree with sales targets or bonus schemes and as such all the staff are salaried, so there will never be any pressure selling techniques. If you would like to experience a different approach to eyecare where sales targets and commercialism are not a priority but understanding your needs are, then we would be very pleased to see you.
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Meet the Team
Andrew is an optometrist and graduated from Bradford University in 1981 and passed the professional qualifying examinations 1982. Andrew has worked for four practices in West Yorkshire gaining experience before acquiring this practice. Along the way Andrew has attained diplomas in Sportvision and Schoolvision, and a City & Guilds qualification in Diabetic Screening.He is happily married to Karen (a head teacher in Calderdale) and has three children; Sam (a mechanical engineer), Hester (a teacher) and Charlie (a Civil & Structural engineer).Andrew’s major passion outside the family is sport and he is the archetypal jack of all trades and master of none. Looking back, Andrew was probably let down by his eyesight and at that time Optometry did not having the knowledge to help.
He represented his school at Football, Cricket, Swimming and Tennis. He then went onto represent the Optometry Dept. at Bradford in Table Tennis and Squash, and the University at Volleyball and Ten Pin Bowling. On leaving University he represented Old Crossleyans at Squash and played Badminton for leisure. Latterly going back to 5-a-side football and swimming, and also recently completing his Day Sailing Theory. Andrew also enjoys walking with friends and reading.
Andrew is a member of a number of organisations: The Local Optical Committee, The Multi-disciplinary Team for Diabetic Screening, The Sportvision & Schoolvision Associations and The Rotary Club of Elland.
Martyn is a Dispensing Optician and is the newest member of our team. He qualified from Bradford College in 1979 and has worked in the various independent practices in West & South Yorkshire before joining Andrew in 2011.
This fulfilled a long held desire for Andrew and Martyn to work together from ideas discussed around a barbecue on a French camp site many moons ago. Martyn’s passion is to spend time understanding your needs, supplying frames and lenses to suit those needs and making sure that the final spectacles fit properly. Far too many times has he seen good quality spectacles let down by poor fitting. Martyn also has experience in all aspects of manufacture; from hand making frames, edging and fitting lenses, and all manner of repairs.He is happily married to Lisa with 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Martyn also has a sporting heritage having ridden with the Condors cycling club, played squash at Old Crossleyans and badminton for leisure. He now prefers a nice long walk in the country.
Susan has been the practice receptionist for over 12yrs, gaining great experience and getting to know most of our regular patients. She has been happily married to Peter for over 40yrs and has 2 sons. Life outside the practice seems to revolve around her grandchildren; one a keen dancer the other a runner with Halifax Harriers.
When she is not supporting her grandchildren then she can be found encouraging her husband, who is a veteran cyclist taking part in road races across the length and breadth of England. On the odd occasion when she gets time to herself, Susan resorts to her long standing passion of devouring books on her Kindle.