Meet the team – Claire Atkinson FBDO – Saddleworth’s Dispensing Optician

Claire Atkinson FBDO – Dispensing Optician – Part of our “Meet The Team” series Our “Meet the team” series of blogs gives you the opportunity to get to know our team members better. In this edition of “Meet the team”, we’re introducing you to Dispensing Optician Claire Atkinson FBDO. Claire is based in our Greenfield practice and being a local girl she has a good knowledge of the Saddleworth area. Claire graduated in 2004 and she has a vast knowledge of ophthalmic lenses. She also has a great deal of experience in the optical industry. A relative newcomer to the team Claire joined us in May, but she has quickly made her mark. She has a fantastic eye for fashion and style. Here feel for shape and colour is uncanny and she is our “go to” woman for frame advice. With her encyclopedic knowledge of lens types, she is able to advise on all kinds of vision correction. 

Award winning eye care

As Greenfield’s resident Dispensing Optician Claire usually works with resident optometrist Sara Ackroyd and the pair make quite a team. With both ladies living locally they know many people and are quickly building up a firm fan base. As recent winners of the “Store of the week” award and the “Customer Service” Award. The Greenfield team always go above and beyond to deliver an award winning customer experience. If you are wanting some new eyewear, but are unsure what you want Claire can help. With a good eye for colour and shape Claire will be able to help you select your perfect frame. Claire treats everyone as an individual, and likes to get to know her clients. She will never inflict her tastes on her clients, as a consultation at Allegro Optical is all about our client’s unique style and tastes.  

Saddleworth’s Musicians’ Optician

Many of our readers will know that Allegro Optical is also known as “The Musicians’ Optician” and Claire has local musical credentials. A lapsed flugelhorn player, Claire has a history in brass. In fact, Claire’s Dad has strong ties to Uppermill Brass Band and is quite a character on the local brass band scene. Claire also has two Children who are both learning to play brass instruments. They both played in this year’s Whit Friday Brass Band Contests an event Claire had no intention of missing. While currently not playing, Claire still has a full understanding of a musicians visual needs. Performing can be very demanding on the visual system and musicians rely on their vision as much as any sportsman. Having played in a key role within a brass band Claire fully appreciates most musicians requirements.   

It’s not all about the music

In her spare time, Claire loves to watch tennis and she is also partial to a spot of stand up comedy. With an outgoing personality Claire finds it easy to put people at ease and is very popular with our clientele.  At Allegro Optical we value our staff and look after them as a happy team member will always pay more attention to the needs of customers. Now that is something which is very important to us.  We believe that innovation is the lifeblood of any business, and it is happy employees that are inspired enough to think outside the box. Claire often comes up with some creative solutions for our organisational needs.   If you and your family would like to meet Claire and experience award winning family eye care call Greenfield on 01457 353100 or for our clients over the hill call Meltham on 01484 907090 and book your appointment today.

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