Staff are the key to any business and and I am proud to have a very loyal and committed team behind me all of whom have been with me for many many years.


Optometrists - Contact Lens Practitioners

Judith Plant

Judith has been with Crompton Opticians for 16 years. She qualified with a BSc( Hons) from UMIST in 1986. Judith then went onto complete her MSc at Bradford University.

Away from work Judith enjoys cycling, reading and walking.

Kate Ridley

Kate went to APU in Cambridge and was awarded a Degree in Optical Management. After doing her pre registration qualified as a Dispensing Optician and then not long after that as a Contact Lens Optician.

After traveling around the world and doing work experience in an Opticians in Sydney, Australia, Kate decided to go back to University and study Optometry in Bradford.

She did her pre registration year in an opticians in Bournemouth, where she met her husband. Kate decided to move back up north about 7 years ago and has been working at Crompton’s since.

David Cross

David is a newcomer to the practice of 2 years now.

Qualified in Optometry in 1991 after studying at Aston University in Birmingham.

Dave was a Senior Optometrist for a high street Pharmaceutical Chain and spent 10 years as a domiciliary Optometrist conducting eye examinations at home for people unable to get out unassisted.

Outside work David manages Junior Club Cricket Teams and plays the odd round of golf with his teenage son and provides a Taxi Service for his netball fanatic daughter.

Dr Laura Knowles


Practice Manager

Jo Baren

Jo is our Practice Manager and Dispensing Optician and qualified from Bradford College in 1994 with FBDO CERT OD. She enjoys travel golf, music and fitness.


Dispensing Opticians

Joanne Johnson

We are pleased to welcome Joanne to the practice this year after 17 years with Conlon Opticians. The experience she gained over these 17 years will be a valuable asset to the practice.

She qualified as a Dispensing Optican in 2001.

In her spare time she likes to socialise with family and friends and plays the cornet in her local brass band.

Ashley Baren

Ashley has been with us since August 19 and brings with him a wealth of experience having qualified in 1994.

He is a keen golfer likes travelling and is a big football fan.


Reception Staff

Lisa Higgins

Lisa is a valuable member of our Reception Staff. She is always on hand to help our clients in any way she can. Lisa is a bit of a foodie and also enjoys football, fell walking and travel when away form work.

Linda Bolton

Linda is a loyal member of our Reception Staff who has worked for Crompton Opticians for almost 10 years. When not at work enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Linda is also a keen walker.

Christine Fagan

Christine joins Crompton Opticians after 10 Years Service with Conlons Opticians. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family & friends, socialising and entertaining.


Hearing Aid Consultants

David Leigh

David trained and qualified as a Hearing Aid audiologist with Amplivox + Ultratone in 1998.

During the last 15 yrs he has had experience as a Branch Manager in Nottingham and Liverpool, working with all types of hearing aid technology and their fitting and aftercare.

David has also worked in GP surgeries.

In his free time David enjoys all types of fishing, walking and spending time with his young family.

6 Common Lane

Tel 01925 766888
Fax 01925 768007
Text 07436 802169