Meet the team
Sophie Goodier : Dispensing Optician
Having graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Optical Management from Anglia Ruskin University, Sophie qualified as a Dispensing Optician in 2012.
From 2008-2011 she worked for Boots Opticians.
2011-2015 She worked for Specsavers Opticians, with the added responsibility of acting as their instore trainer.
She then took a career break and travelled the world for a year eager to try new experiences!
Upon her return she again worked for Specsavers for a year.
Having had enough of multiples Sophie decided to relocate from her home county of Derbyshire and join our Independent Practice in March 2018.
Yunus Motara: Optometrist
Brought up in East Ham, Yunus studied at City University and completed his pre reg year here at Neil Gordon in 1995, where he has remained ever since. He has strong ties in the local community where he is well respected. He is fluent in Urdu and Gujarati.
Catherine Bryan: Optometrist
Qualified in 1983 and spent three years working for Ronald Brown Opticians in Walthamstow, then started up the Neil Gordon practice in Dagenham where she was the principle optometrist until taking a career break to bring up three boys. Catherine has worked at the East Ham practice since 1993 and is now running a clinic every Tuesday and Friday.
Chris Challenger: Dispenser/Practise manager
Chris qualified in 1990. Having learned his skills at D&A and Ronald Brown he joined the Neil Gordon team in 2000 to manage our practice at the Asda centre in Beckton, moving over to the East Ham practice in 2002. He specializes in paediatric dispensing; complimenting John’s special interest in infant eye care. He is our trouble-shooter and go to person for those tricky dispensing problems, with a world of knowledge when it comes to frames and lenses.
The Dispensing Team
Our friendly and knowledgeable dispensing team include Wendy Langdown and Sophie Uddin.
Sue Mortley, John’s right hand woman from the start in 1985, retired earlier this year. Good luck Sue and happy travels.
To fill Sue’s shoes we welcomed Danielle Bromwell who is proving to be a very capable Optical Assistant
In March 2018 we bid a fond farewell to our lovely Dispensing Optician Raeesa Patel, wishing her happiness and good luck for her future married life.
We welcome Sophie Goodier as our new full time Dispensing Optician.
The Reception Team
Our friendly helpful receptionists are Jenni and Nadia.