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We are proud to work at Scotts Opticians and want our service to be as personal as possible. Here is a background on the staff at Scotts so you can get to know us a little better!

Parth-Shah

Dr Parth Shah BSc(Hons) PhD MCOptom

Director Optometrist

Parth is the owner and principal optometrist at Scotts. He qualified 12 years ago and has worked within the practice since 2012. He thoroughly enjoys his role within the practice and has quickly developed good renown for his professional and friendly approach. His ethos of ensuring that care is not compromised has permeated through the practice and enhanced what was already a very strong reputation.

Parth wears many hats in his career due to his relentless quest for new challenges. He is a Council member for the College of Optometrists and represents the East of England in this role. Additionally he partakes in vision training work with goalkeepers of a professional football club.

In a previous life, Parth completed a PhD at Aston University, Birmingham and spent 3 years working at a management consultancy in the city of London. He also has experience of diabetic eye grading at a hospital in London.

Away from the joys of running a practice, Parth loves spending time with his wife and two children. He is a keen footballer (although the mind is now quicker than the body!) and also loves reading, philosophy and generally understanding the world better!

Tina Pothecary

Optometrist

Tina joined the practice in January 2016 but has worked and lived in Norfolk since graduating from City University in 1995. She has spent the majority of her career working in independent practice and has brought all that experience with her. Tina is married (to another optometrist) and has three children who, along with the dog, cat and a garden in constant need of taming, keep her very busy.

Sheila Cooper

Sheila Cooper

Practice Manager

Sheila is the Practice Manager and has worked at Scotts for over 17 years. Her professionalism and friendliness are well known by the patients of the practice, as well as her soft Scottish dialect. Her role involves the overall day to day management of the practice. She has lived with her husband in Thetford for 26 years.

Sheila enjoys going to the theatre and taking her dog for long walks.

Hazel Parkyn

Hazel Parkyn

Dispensing Manager

Hazel began her optical career in 2008. Finding she had a genuine passion for the industry, she furthered her career gaining her Ophthalmic Dispensing assistants qualification with Anglia Ruskin University in 2011.

Hazel moved to Thetford in 2012 and joined the team at Scotts in 2013 as an optical advisor.

Hazel returned to the team in 2015 as Dispensing Manager following the birth of her first child. She thrives in ensuring patients are provided with the high standard of service and products offered at Scotts Opticians.

In her free time Hazel enjoys swimming lessons with her son and regular walks in the local area.

Mo Lumbard

Mo Lumbard

Receptionist

Mo is the receptionist at Scotts has worked at the practice for over 7 years. She is the person most patients will come into contact with first when they telephone or call in to make an appointment. She doesn’t bite…usually!

She and her son have lived in Thetford for over 30 years.

Mo enjoys reading and is a member of the Thetford Flower Club.

Rhonda Strutton

Rhonda Strutton

Optical Advisor

Rhonda joined the team at Scotts in 1999 as an optical advisor. In 2004, she completed her Diploma of Credit for Ophthalmic Dispensing Assistants, enhancing her detailed knowledge of optical products.

Rhonda lives in Thetford with her fiance and their daughter and enjoys time spent with family.

Kim Vowden

Kim Vowden

Optical Advisor

Kim joined the practice in 2014. Her bubbly personality is infectious and she thoroughly enjoys her role as an optical advisor. She originates from Norwich, but moved to Mildenhall where she met and married her husband.

Kim’s hobbies are socialising with her friends and running, though preferably not at the same time!




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