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D H Thomas Optometrists are independent practices that have been established for over 30 years. Situated in Cambridge and Saffron Walden, our specialist team have been closely involved with Cambridge University and Addenbrookes Hospital. We specialise in all aspects of Optometry and pride ourselves in offering a service of excellence.

BECKY

BECKY

Since joining DH Thomas in 2017 as part of the front of house team, I have had the opportunity to study for my Optical Diploma. It was a pleasure to be supported by our professional team and to draw upon their considerable wealth of knowledge & experience. These expertise allow me to perform a varied role, so you may see me at reception or I may be helping you select some new frames.
In 2021 the DH Thomas team celebrated my wedding, after a number of COVID related cancellations and in 2022 we were thrilled to welcome our daughter. Since returning from maternity leave part-time, I have taken on an admin based role, which has given me a great work-life balance.

CHLOE

CHLOE

You may have met my Nanna, Pauline or Mum, Dawn over the years. Now I'm proud to be a 3rd generation DH Thomas employee! I'm enjoying greeting you all with a big smile and I'll do what I can to make you feel welcome in our practice. It's an honour to be part of such a kind and knowledgeable team. I enjoy a silly joke, so please feel free to share any good ones when you next visit

DAWN

DAWN

Officially, I have been with DH Thomas for over 10 years, but I was helping my Mum Pauline for many years before that. I've come a long way from filing as a teenager and I can assure you that my alphabet has improved significantly since then! Having enjoyed many years of greeting our lovely patients at front of house, I've recently adopted Mum's role of practice administrator, which she held for 40 years. You'll still see my face around practice, so be sure to say hello when you do.

KIER

KIER

I’ve been part of the DH Thomas team since 2019 and have worked in optics since 2009. My first job in optics was as a lab technician, making the lenses and glazing before moving out into a patient facing role. Ultimately, I got the bug for helping people in this capacity and my journey to being a Dispensing Optician started. Since then, I’ve loved helping people from all walks of life and backgrounds with varying needs. It really is a pleasure for me to assist people in finding a pair of specs they love or simply offering support and guidance to those experiencing more complex optical challenges. Prior to becoming a Dispensing Optician, I studied sociology with bits of philosophy and politics thrown in, which I retain a keen interest in. Climbing, golf, darts and snooker are sports I partake in; however, I admit to loving many more. Other interests include magic; sorting my garden (which, if anyone saw would understand why I don’t say ‘gardening’); woodwork and fitness. The most niche interest I have is speedrunning retro video games – if you have any sense you won’t ask!

KOSTA

KOSTA

I studied optics at the University of Athens, graduating in 1994. I worked as an Optician in Greece until 2012 before moving to the UK, to continue my career in optics as a dispensing optician.
Initially, I moved around, living in Warwickshire, London, Essex & Kent until 2019 when I found my home in Cambridgeshire.
Over my 30 years in optics, I have often thought that I had seen it all, only to be surprised by a weird or wonderful spectacle issue. So, if you think your case is complex, please come to see me, I would appreciate a good challenge!
I love traveling and road trips. Driving 2000 miles through a few different countries in 2 weeks, is my ideal holiday. In my free time I like riding my motorcycle and relax watching Netflix series and internet memes

WENDY

WENDY

I began my career in Optics over 25 years ago, completing my Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician diploma in 2002. Working for an independent practice in East London for 18 years and spending time working for an optical startup and for well-known high-street opticians has given me broad and engaging experiences. I started a family in 2008 and have worked part-time since then. With a desire to continually improve my professional competencies, I successfully completed a Vision Science Honours Degree when I started with DH Thomas in the spring of 2022.
I moved to the Saffron Walden 5 years ago and enjoy daily dog walks around the fields or the grounds of Audley End. It is such a vibrant town with a welcoming community that I feel lucky to be able to work and raise my children here.

KELLY WAWRZYNIAK

KELLY WAWRZYNIAK

Following relevant work experience at college, I was inspired to pursue a career in eye care. Remaining in Cambridge following graduation, has allowed me to build a strong network of collaboration between universities, hospitals and many optical practices in and around Cambridge, and of course build continuity of relationships with patients over two decades. In addition to high street practice, I have worked as a glaucoma specialist at VERI, a pre-registration student supervisor and lecturer at ARU and as an OSCE optometry examiner. I believe that a positive, open-minded attitude, combined with the latest scientific and technical approach, can go a long way to help meet all of your ocular requirements.

Kelly@dhthomas.co.uk

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KINJAL PATEL

KINJAL PATEL

I originally worked as a Dispensing Optician before gaining a degree in both Orthoptics and Optometry. I have clinical experience in a number of eye hospitals and independent practices throughout the United Kingdom and taught undergraduate Optometry at City University London. To further expand my scope of practice I emigrated to Canada where I earned my Doctorate in Optometry. I enjoyed many years of career and lifestyle opportunities in Canada before returning home to settle down with my family. My professional interests are in adult and paediatric binocular vision and I’m passionate about finding solutions to challenging visual problems. I have also participated in charitable work overseas by support of my local rotary club. Outside of practice you may catch me in the squash court smashing the ball or racket depending on how his game is going.

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NATHAN SIVAJOTI

NATHAN SIVAJOTI

Growing up in Yorkshire and studying in Manchester means I’m still a Northerner at heart! I spent the first few years of my professional career in high street optometry in Cambridge, heavily involved in training pre-registration optometrists. I also sat on the Clinical Partnership Panel for Boots Opticians, before taking a career break in 2019 to travel with my wife. In August 2020 I was thrilled to join DH Thomas as an optometrist. The passion for truly exceptional & tailored eyecare runs throughout our team, which makes it a thoroughly rewarding place to be. In January 2023, I became a company director. A role I look forward to enjoying for some years to come. Outside of DH Thomas, I play cricket & golf regularly and will watch any sport put in front of me.

Nathan@dhthomas.co.uk

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SEAN ROCK

SEAN ROCK

I studied in Cardiff and qualified as an optometrist in the 1980s. I have been involved in training optometrists in all aspects of our profession. A career-long involvement with fitting contact lenses for clients of all ages. Specialist qualifications in glaucoma, medical retina, myopia management, and sports vision. I have presented nationally and internationally on subjects as diverse as Orthokeratology and communication in practice. Despite or perhaps because of a long professional career, I continue to enjoy my work and consider it a privilege to be in a position to try and help everyone who consults me.

sean@dhthomas.co.uk

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