Our Dispensing Opticians

Andy Hodgson

Andy Hodgson
F.B.D.O.

Director and Dispensing Optician

I have worked in the optical industry for the past 13 years have been a qualified dispensing optician since 2008. I consider myself to be a ‘people person’ therefore I enjoy meeting a number of different people on a daily basis and helping them with a wide variety of optical needs ranging from a person with ‘dry eye’ to some one who needs a new pair of sports glasses for cycling or golf.

I particularly enjoy demonstrating adidas sports glasses as I have always been interested in sport.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my fiancee and my 2 young children. In addition to this I enjoy keeping fit, going to the gym and am a very keen mountain biker getting up to Dalby Forest at least once a week.

Hannah Dixon

Hannah Dixon
F.B.D.O.

Dispensing Optician

I have been a qualified dispensing optician since 2008 and have worked in the optical industry for the past 11 years. Originally from Wiltshire I moved to this area in 2009, and now cannot imagine living anywhere else.

What I enjoy the most about my profession is meeting new people and to help them by giving the best advice I can to make sure their glasses are a joy to wear.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my young family and have recently taken up yoga. We spend many weekends walking in and around Dalby Forest.

Nicola Clements

Nicola Clements
F.B.D.O.

Dispensing Optician

I have worked in optics for over 15 years and have been a qualified dispensing optician since 2005. I am passionate about helping people choose the right eyewear solution for their individual needs. I also love helping children choose new specs as we have so many exciting styles available nowadays. I have two young children and when I am not with them I enjoy running. Last year I completed the Yorkshire marathion and raised more than £800 to support awareness of organ donation. I also enjoy live music, camping and crochet.

Katherine Becskehazy

Katherine Becskehazy F.B.D.O.

Dispensing Optician

Katherine has been qualified as a dispensing optician since 2001. She has a wealth of industry experience having worked for both larger multiple opticians to smaller independents and an optical lens laboratory.

In her spare time she is a keen scooterist having bought her first Vespa at the ripe old age of 37. She feels it was her mid life crisis purchase but is now hooked.

Katherine also enjoys travel no matter whether it is skiing, a city break or a sun holiday. Her favourite place in the world is the Maldives.

Her next project is to get fit and run her first 10k for charity this summer.

Our Optometrists

Nigel Hackett

Nigel Hackett
B.Sc (Hons)

Optometrist

I worked as a dispensing optician/manager for 10 years before going to Manchester University to do my Optometry degree.

I have always been interested in sport and have recently taken up tennis. My wife and I enjoy travelling, recently visiting Ethiopia, Eygpt, Burma and Peru.

One of the things I like about working at Onlookers is the investment we make in the latest diagnostic equipment, the most impressive been the OCT scanner, which enables us to have a much deeper look into the retina, the important light sensitive part at the back of the eye.

Gemma McDermott

Gemma McDermott
B.Sc MCOptom

Optometrist

I qualified as an optometrist in 2003 after attending Cardiff University. Since then I have enjoyed working in the Yorkshire area gaining experience with a wide variety of patients and different eye conditions. I am particularly interested in anterior eye complaints such as dry eye and blepharitis as this is an area in which optometrists can really help by offering specialist advice. Outside of work, I enjoy singing in a choir, planning camping trips and spending time with my young family.

Emily Proudfoot

Emily Proudfoot
B.Sc (Hons)

Optometrist

After attending University in Birmingham I qualified as an Optometrist in 1997. In 1999 I went to work in Trinidad in the West Indies where I stayed for almost 2 years working in a very different environment to that in the UK which was a great experience. I am particularly interested in refractive surgery and work in this field as well as my days in regular practice, I enjoy the varied nature of my work and particularly like meeting a wide variety of patients with different needs.

Outside work I am a married mum of two children and enjoy keeping fit, because I work part time I still get to spend time with my family.