Who We Are2022-03-09T17:14:42+00:00
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Who We Are

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, GOC registered dispensing opticians, 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 J. MORGAN

ANDREW J. MORGAN

PhD FCOptom DipGlauc DipTp(IP)

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 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. Andrew has been awarded both the College of Optometrists’ Diploma in Glaucoma and Diploma in Therapeutics (Independent Prescribing). As well as working in the practice at Kidlington, he works one day a week at the Oxford Eye Hospital in the Glaucoma and Eye Emergency Departments.

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

LISA C. MORGAN

LISA C. MORGAN

BSc MCOptom Higher Cert Glauc

After qualifying as an optometrist at Aston University, Birmingham, Lisa worked in a number of private practices and the Optometry Dept at City University, London. She joined Morgan Optometry 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!

AJAY KUMAR

BSc MCOptom DipTp(IP) Prof Cert Glauc

Ajay has worked as an optometrist since 2001 and works part time at Warwick Hospital’s Ophthalmology Department seeing Glaucoma Patients.

DAVID WARD

BSc

David is a very experienced optometrist who first qualified in 1983.

KATHERINE LOWE

BSc (Hons) MCOptom

Optometrist, graduated from City University in 2020 and completed training at Oxford Eye Hospital, where she still works most of the week, where she has a wide experience and specialises in contact lenses and more complicated refractions. Before finding her love of optometry, Katherine studied at Cardiff University where she obtained a Biomedical Sciences degree and a Masters degree in Tissue Engineering.

Katherine likes to swim and has recently taken up cycling.

EMILY MAYNARD

BSc Prof Cert Paed Eye Care

Emily qualified in 2002 and works at the Stoke Mandeville Ophthalmology Department and the Eye Casualty Department where she specialises in children’s visual problems.Emily is currently working towards her independent prescribing diploma.

Kathy Gabbatiss

KATHY GABBATISS (Locum Optometrist)

BSc MCOptom Prof Cert Glauc

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.

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, boating and chocolate.

HELEN BUTTRESS

Trainee Dispensing Optician

Helen was formerly optometric technician at Oxford Eye hospital and is now enjoying offering an excellent dispensing service in the practice and remote learning on dispensing course, supported by our qualified dispensing opticians.

KYM MOSS

FBDO, Dispensing Optician

Completed her 3 year FBDO course in 2014. She enjoys paediatric dispensing where she has gained great experience at this by working at the Oxford Eye Hospital.