Conveniently situated in the centre of Kidlington, Cherwell Opticians (previously Pitman Optometrists) is owned and managed by Andrew and Bartha Pitman. We are well placed to provide complete eye care for all the family.
B.Sc. (Hons) F.C. Optom
A fully qualified Optometrist since 1980, Andrew has seen many changes in the optometry profession. He continually strives to keep up to date on current thinking and practice. His particular interests are in contact lens fitting and children’s developmental eye care.
He is a member of the British Contact Lens Association and is qualified in MECS and Glaucoma referral.
He is particularly proud of being a Fellow of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers, incorporated by Royal Charter in 1662. This shows how long the profession has been recognised.
Qualifying as a Dispensing Optician in 1996 after practicing as a Management Accountant for many years, She has worked and managed the practice, gaining great experience in the many Lens types and Frame styles available.
FBDO, Dispensing Optician / Practice Manager
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.
Lisa Yeomans has been one of the faces to greet you on arrival since May 2018 and is on hand to help with anything you need during your visit from ordering contact lenses, advice on frame repair to style guidance, providing as always service with a smile.
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 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.