Meet the Team
Julian May BSc (Hons) MCOptom FBDO Prof Cert Glauc – Optometrist
Julian began his optical career in 1984 as a trainee Dispensing Optician. He went back to City University in London to study Optometry in 1989, achieving a First Class Honours Degree in 1992 & passed his professional qualifying examinations the following year. He has a Professional Certificate in Glaucoma (Cardiff University) and special interests in Contact lenses, Low Vision and has a Level 3 Diploma in Diabetic Retinopathy Screening.
Mark Gosnold BSc (Hons) MCOptom – Qualified Optometrist
Mark qualified as an Optometrist in 2007 having attained a 2:1 the previous year at Cardiff University. Mark started with us in February 2019 and has already proven to be both extremely caring and thorough. He has particular special interests in dry eye and myopia control contact lenses for children.
Deb Brown FBDO – Qualified Dispensing Optician
Deb began working in optics in 2000 and qualified as a Dispensing Optician in September 2008. During that time Deb has worked for both independent and high street multiple optician practices. She joined Julian May Opticians in November 2010. Deb takes a special interest in Low Vision and is constantly on the lookout for new and innovative ways of helping our patients that have less than perfect sight even with the best spectacles or contact lenses.
Harriet Harris BSc (Hons) FBDO – Qualified Dispensing Optician
Harriet started with us in September 2010 and began her Dispensing Optics Diploma the following year. She passed her Diploma with flying colours in the summer of 2014. Harriet also has a degree in Criminal Psychology. We are pleased to say that she hasn’t needed to use this particular qualification whilst working for us! Harriet is closely involved in the NHS Minor Eye Conditions Service and our Low Vision service.
Jane May – Optical Assistant
Jane has worked closely with Julian since 1996. Amongst other things, Jane is responsible for selecting all of our spectacle frames and sunglasses – not an easy task as we have over 1000 samples on display!
Mary Haynes – Optical Assistant
Mary started with us in October 2016 after 7 years of other customer facing roles. Mary has proven herself to be quick to learn, keen to help and always has a smile on her face.
Alex Mandall – Optical Assistant
Alex started with us in February 2017. He loves all of our technology – the optometric diagnostic equipment but most especially our brand new “Mr Orange” optical glazing lab. Alex had two years of previous retail experience before he joined us.
Marta Bastos – Optical Assistant
Marta started working with us in May 2017. She works closely with the Optometrists performing Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scans and Visual Field tests. Marta is a dynamo, constantly on the go and constantly smiling! She had three years of previous fashion retail experience before she joined us.
Lindsay Holiday – Optical Assistant
Lindsay joined us in May 2019. She is the cheery person on reception but also assists the rest of the dispensing team. Lindsay previously had a long career in child care.