Who We Are 2017-12-08T10:47:12+00:00

Who We Are

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PROFESSIONAL, HIGHLY QUALIFIED, FRIENDLY

Morgan Optometry (previously known as Morgan White Optometrists) has been established since 2006. We pride ourselves in our combination of highly qualified practitioners and friendly support staff. Whether you are looking for stylish glasses, extremely comfortable contact lenses, or an eye examination that uses the latest in modern technology to ensure your eyes are clear and healthy, we look forward to helping you.

Andrew Morgan

ANDREW J. MORGAN

PhD FCOptom DipGlauc

Dr Andrew Morgan completed his Bachelor of Science in Optometry at the City University, London before finishing optometrist training at the Colchester Eye Hospital. After working at Moorfields Eye Hospital, Oxford Eye Hospital and private practice, he specialised in contact lenses and binocular vision anomalies for which he was awarded a Fellowship to the College of Optometrists in 1994. In 2003, Andrew received a Doctorate in research following his completion of a PhD looking into the role of circulation in glaucoma and diabetic eye disease. He has had papers published in the journals British Journal of Ophthalmology and Glaucoma. In 2013, Andrew was awarded the College of Optometrists’ Diploma in Glaucoma.

Andrew lives in North Oxford with his wife, Lisa, and occasionally their two sons. He enjoys cycling and snowboarding.

Lisa Morgan

LISA C. MORGAN

BSc MCOptom Higher Cert Glauc

Following working for Melson Wingate Opticians and the Optometry Dept at City University, London, she joined Morgan White Optometrists in 2006 to work with her husband, Andrew. Lisa continues to work part-time at the Oxford Eye Hospital where she specialises in glaucoma shared care, macular degeneration work and children’s vision problems. She has been awarded two certificates for further training in glaucoma and paediatric eyecare.

Lisa lives in North Oxford with her husband, Andrew, and occasionally their two sons. She enjoys baking and eating cakes!

Kathy Gabbatiss

KATHY GABBATISS

BSc MCOptom

Kathy Gabbatiss completed her Bachelor of Science in Optometry at UMIST, Manchester. Having worked both in private practice and at the Oxford Eye Hospital, Kathy has a reputation for her thorough, clinical eye examinations. Kathy takes a special interest in dry eye management and, being a committee member of the Oxfordshire Local Optometric Committee, helps organise Peer Review meetings for the County’s optometrists. Kathy lives in Wootton by Woodstock, Oxfordshire with her husband.

Kathy enjoys poetry, theatre and laughing.

LAURA WOOD

LAURA WOOD

BSc MCOptom

Laura completed her Bachelor of Science in Optometry at Cardiff before completing her training in community practice in the Midlands. She is now working towards the College of Optometrists’ Professional Certificate in Glaucoma, having previously been awarded a Professional Certificate in Medical Retina and a Professional Certificate in Low Vision. This will complete her studies for Cardiff University’s Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Optometry. Laura has a keen interest in interpreting OCT images, dry eyes assessments and contact lenses. Outside of general practice Laura is an active member of the Local Optical Committee, where she helps to coordinate educational lectures.

Laura lives in a North Oxfordshire Village and enjoys keeping fit, modern jive dancing, and caring for her cat.

MATTHEW DAVIES

MATTHEW DAVIES

BSc (Optom) Prof Cert Glauc

Matthew Davies completed his Bachelor of Science in Optometry at Bradford University in 2003 before finishing optometrist training at a community practice. Matthew has experience of working both in community practices and hospital eye departments. When he is not at Morgan Optometry he works in the optometry department at Cheltenham General Hospital where he is involved in a number of specialist clinics including; glaucoma; macular degeneration; cataract and diabetic eye disease. Matthew has been awarded a Professional Certificate in Glaucoma from the College of Optometrists continues to work towards further qualifications in both glaucoma and diabetic eye disease.

Matthew lives in Cheltenham and spends his spare time playing football, cycling and trying to cook.

HAYLEY BRUNSDEN

MISS HAYLEY BRUNSDEN

BSc FBDO CLO

Hayley has been at the practice since 2010 when she enrolled in our in-practice training scheme. Since then, she has successfully qualified as a Dispensing Optician, a fully registered Contact Lens Optician and has now, after a sabbatical year at the University of Bradford, graduated in Optometry with a First Class Honours Degree. Hayley is now in the Pre-Registration stage of becoming an optometrist and is supervised at the practice by Dr Andrew Morgan.

In her spare time, Hayley enjoys going to the gym, supporting Watford Football Club and doing ‘Escape Rooms’ in record time.

ASTRA SMITH

ASTRA SMITH

FBDO Dispensing Manager

Astra Smith completed her dispensing optician qualification in 2000 and is registered with the General Optical Council. Her experience and knowledge of optical lens design allows her to provide individualized advice on the best spectacle lens form for each patient. Astra is the practice’s Dispensing Manager and has the important role of choosing the practice’s frame selections. Astra’s flare for fashion and her perfectionism combine to make her golden rule that all her patients requiring spectacles leave with stylish, comfortable glasses. Astra lives in South Warwickshire with her husband.

Astra enjoys caravanning and chocolate.

Miss Terri Fennell

TERRI FENNELL

(3rd Year of her FBDO Dispensing Diploma)

Terri, under the supervision of Astra Smith FBDO, is qualifying as a Dispensing Optician and is in her third and final year at the City & Islington College, London. She has excelled at her exams and has many grateful patients. She likes to keep up to date with current fashions, ensuring everyone leaves with a stylish, comfortable, and well-fitting pair of spectacles.

Terri lives in Kidlington with her partner; she enjoys travelling, dance and interior design.