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About us

Providing local, independent eye care in Oxfordshire for over 40 years.

Conveniently situated in the centre of Kidlington, Cherwell Opticians (previously Pitman Optometrists) is owned and managed by Elvis and Bridget Annor. We are well placed to provide complete eye care for all the family.

Bridget Annor

B.Sc. (Hons) MCOptom

Bridget Annor

Bridget is a fully qualified Optometrist who has worked alongside some of the UK’s finest Optometrists and consultant ophthalmologists in independent, multiple or domiciliary locations.

Bridget has wide and varied experience and particularly enjoys working with children and the elderly. She takes great pleasure in having her patients leave satisfied and a smile. Warmth, friendliness, and professionalism are qualities synonymous with her service.

Bridget studied Biomedical Science at King’s College London, and Optometry at the City University, London. She is a member of the Association of Optometrists, College of Optometrists and The Association for Independent Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians.

Over the years, Bridget has been involved in volunteering her time and her expertise to helping rural communities in Africa to receive critical eye care and glasses at no cost to them.

In her free time, Bridget enjoys reading, cooking and travelling.

Elvis Annor


Elvis Annor

Elvis is an experienced Business Administrator and Project Manager with over 12 years’ experience working in the Military and civilian fields. Throughout his military career, he has worked with various stakeholders to effectively produce lasting resolves exhibiting a high level of commitment and dedication.

Elvis has a very broad background including qualifications in the building and construction industry as well as Hospitality. He enjoys working with all age groups and prides in his very professional and exemplary customer care relations. He is a very friendly and approachable character who is always happy to help people in need.

Elvis holds a Bachelors in Political Science at the University of Ghana and Associate memberships of Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Qualified Project Manager (PRINCE2 Practitioner), APMG Practitioner among others.

Over the years, Elvis has been an avid fan and supporter of Charity foundations, volunteering, and Mentoring roles. He’s a Trustee, Patron, and Volunteer of a number of Charities both national and international.

Elvis enjoys running, athletics and sports. He’s a DIY enthusiast and enjoys reading and listening to music.

Charlie Edwards

FBDO, Dispensing Optician / Practice Manager

Charlie Edwards

Charlie is our Practice Manager and a qualified Dispensing Optician. She has worked in many optical environments over the past 22 years and holds a special interest in managing dry eye conditions, contact lenses, and the fitting of children’s spectacles. She is available to chat about any optical needs you may have, including questions about glasses, contact lenses, and any other concerns you may have regarding your eye health & vision. And of course, she is always willing to show off our carefully chosen range of beautiful, stylish frames.

Linda Eagle

Practice Assistant

Linda Eagle

Linda has been working part time at the practice for 22 years. She thinks it’s a great, friendly place to work that’s made even better by our lovely patients!

Linda helps to provide a relaxed atmosphere with a smile and a chat. She is always helpful with advice and ready to book you in for an appointment.

Lesley Percival

Locum Optometrist

Lesley Percival

Lesley Percival has been a regular face with us since 2018 as our locum optometrist.

As a mum of two, Lesley’s calm and patient manner puts our customers at ease and she has additional qualifications in both Minor Eye Care and Glaucoma Refinement, as well as a particular interest in contact lenses and children’s eye care.

Contact us for more information or to book an eye test