ABOUT OLIVERS OPTICIANS
Olivers Opticians first opened in the village of Chalfont St. Peter in 1994 thanks to many months of hard work and help from friends and family. Since then the practice has continued to grow and is now one of the leading Opticians in the region. Here at Olivers we are always at the cutting edge of innovation and design, many patients have been with us from the start, while new patients constantly continue to join us.
We offer a fast, concise, friendly and personal service – supplying contact lenses, designer spectacles and sunglasses. A full sight test and contact lens check up can be provided and we have onsite glazing facilities using the latest technologies.
We are very proud to employ highly qualified Dispensing Opticians whose knowledge and experience we believe to be crucial for every visit to our practice. Our friendly and helpful reception team are available 6 days a week to assist with any appointments or queries.
MEET OUR DISPENSING TEAM
Erica Gill F.B.D.O, Dispensing Optician and Director
Erica has been involved with the family business from the very start and started working at the practice full time in 2005, qualifying as a Dispensing Opticians in 2011. She is focused on continuing the business as family orientated and professional with the highest standard of patient care.
As a Mum of 2 boys her spare time is usually spent on a football pitch! She also enjoys going to the cinema and cooking for her family.
Oliver Sansum F.A.D.O., S.M.C.(Disp.), B.O.A.(Disp). Dispensing Optician & Director
Oliver started the business in 1994 and as an Optician for 40 years is now enjoying passing on his knowledge and experience to his daughter Erica. He likes spending as much time as possible by the sea and being with his grandchildren.
Manpreet Virdee F.B.D.O Dispensing Optician
Manpreet has worked in optics for over 10 years, she joined Olivers in October 2017 and brings with her a wealth of expertise and knowledge. She is a valuable member of the team and prides herself in taking the time and care to find the best optical solution for each individual patient.
Manpreet has 3 boys so is always super organised. She loves being a mum and doing things with her family. She likes reading and listening to music. Meeting up with friends and going out to eat at new places is a must for her.
Definition of a Dispensing optician according to ABDO (Association of British Dispensing Opticians)
A dispensing optician (DO) advises on, fits and supplies the most appropriate spectacles after taking account of each patient’s visual, lifestyle and vocational needs. Dispensing opticians also play an important role in advising and dispensing low vision aids to those who are partially sighted as well as advising on and dispensing to children where appropriate. They are also able to fit and provide aftercare for contact lenses after undergoing further specialist training.
All registered dispensing opticians have undergone a minimum of three years academic and practical training to qualify. Only dispensing opticians registered with the GOC can practise in the UK, or use the protected title dispensing optician.
Their specialist skills include professional advice on lenses for night driving, UV protection, prescription sunglasses, spectacles for VDU use, sports and safety eyewear.
Dispensing spectacles to children, to the visually impaired, or dispensing of contact lenses can only be undertaken by, or carried out under supervision of, dispensing opticians or optometrists registered with the GOC.