Meet The Team

Stuart Wilson


Stuart has worked at Howards since 2003 when he began training under the supervision of Mr Marlow (the previous owner and son-in-law of Mr Howard who originally established the practice back in 1958). Having been qualified for 11 years, Stuart is a very experienced optician who prides himself on giving honest, professional eyecare advice.

“Since becoming practice co-owner in 2010 I have been determined to continue the business ethic and professionalism that I always admired in Mr and Mrs Marlow. My wife, Lisa, and I aim to continue providing the traditional independent eyecare that Howards is known for whilst keeping up–to-date with the latest services and products in our ever-advancing modern world.”

Lisa Wilson


Lisa joined her husband Stuart at the practice in 2011 after working for one of the multiple opticians since qualifying in 2006. She, like Stuart, strives to provide patients with a friendly and caring eye health service.

“We put our patients needs first, from understanding their concerns about their eyes to helping them choose the best spectacle frame or contact lenses for them. We like to take that extra time to really ensure we are providing a complete eyecare solution but in a friendly relaxed environment.”

Tracy Reid

Dispensing Optician

Tracy has been a fully qualified dispensing optician for over 10 years. She first joined the Howards team in 1996 and went on to complete the Dispensing Optics university degree course in 2007. Tracy has a great passion for frame and lens selection and enjoys choosing from the wide ranges of ophthalmic frames and sunglasses the various brand representatives show to us, to ensure the practice has something for everyone.


Optical Advisor & Receptionist

Carol has worked at Howards Opticians since 1977 and is our longest serving member of the team.

“I love the fact that the staff all stay with us for a very long time and it is a very warm and happy atmosphere.”


Optical Advisor & Receptionist

Janet is another long-serving member of the team, she started working at Howards in 1990.

“As a family run business we are in a privileged position of getting to know our patients really well and so over the years it has been great to meet lots of different people and to build up lots of friendships.”


Optical Advisor & Receptionist

Kate joined us in 2011 with over 14 years experience in the optical sector.

“I enjoy every minute of working at Howards. I particularly like being able to spend time with our patients getting to understand their individual needs.”