• Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri
    9.00AM - 5.00PM
  • Thursday
    9.00AM - 6.00PM
  • Saturday
    9.00AM - 12.30PM
01229 463169

Meet The Team

Our practice stands apart from the competitors because of our people. We strive to be the best in our fields so our patients receive the absolute highest levels of eyecare – year after year service has remained the same. Our experienced, stable team know our clients and are dedicated to providing the best service possible.

Our Optometrists provide a full range of services for our private and NHS patients including eye examinations for adults and children, contact lens consultations and check ups and cataract assessments. Our team of dispensers have a wealth of experience fitting, repairing and advising on frames and lenses.

Laura Roberts


Laura qualified as an optometrist in 1999 and has since prided herself in providing nothing less than clinical excellence to each of her clients. A passionate member of VAO, Laura has recently undergone the Volunteer Development Programme. She also loves to run, both road and trail but has not yet mustered the courage for a fell race. Watch this space!

Mark Roberts


Mark qualified as an optometrist in 1999. A passionate clinician with a clear eye for detail. Outside of Optometry, Mark enjoys spending time with Laura and their 2 children. The remainder of his spare time is spent outdoors, usually on his bike.

Vera Wilton


After qualifying as an Optometrist in 1979 Mrs Wilton established a practice in Dalton over 20 years ago and has seen it go from strength to strength. She has now reduced her workload having handed over the day to day running of the practice. This has given her more time to enjoy sailing and travelling the world, as well as concentrating on her charity work with Vision Aid Overseas.

Steph Hampshire

Dispensing Optician

Steph joined the practice in 2012. When it comes to dispensing, she has an unwavering eye for accuracy and detail and is passionate about eyewear styling and design.

Alison Wilcock


Al has worked in the practice for 9 years. She has built up strong relationships with patients and staff alike over this time. A keen walker in her spare time, Al has completed the Keswick to Barrow walk on several occasions.

Debbie Geary


Debbie joined the practice in 2010 as a receptionist. Debbie and her husband enjoy spending time on their motorbikes and attend rally’s countrywide.

Alison Dawson

Optical Assistant

Alison has worked in optics as a Dispensing Assistant for 7 years and joined the team at Vera Wilton’s in June 2013 to help support the existing dispensing team. In her spare time she likes to read, walk and socialise and has recently taken up restoring old furniture.

Gail Armstrong

Optical Assistant

Gail has joined us from Broadhurst Opticians in Preston and brings 8 years of dispensing assistant experience. Gail enjoys cooking, walking, cycling and training her new puppy.