Specsavers opticians in Croydon North End has been dedicated to delivering quality optical care in the community for 15 years. 

Now, store director Mark Richard Holroyd and team members Krishna Dixon and Tina Garrett have shared details of their 25 years of collective optical expertise.

Meet store director, Mark

43-year-old store director, Mark has been with Specsavers for 16 years and now helps lead a team of 32 optical professionals at the North End store, alongside fellow directors Bill Pennell and Clarke Longwell.

Born in Sheffield, Mark has worked in the industry throughout his entire career, after he took the advice of a careers tutor and studied optometry.

Mark, who enjoys parachuting and cycling in his free time, said: ‘Optometry is one of my great passions in life. Like my colleagues in Croydon North End, I’m dedicated to looking after our community’s eyecare needs. What’s more, I enjoy working with my team to ensure we deliver top quality service every day.’

Meet in-store trainer, Krishna

31-year-old in-store trainer, Krishna has been part of the Specsavers team for seven years. Born in Manchester and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Krishna has worked in optometry since graduating.

Krishna said: ‘In my role I get to meet and work with a variety of people, and no two days are the same. For me, this is one of the highlights of my job, as I’m a real people person and I like to stay challenged in my role.’

Krishna is also a keen martial artist in her leisure time.

Meet dispending assistant,Tina

44-year-old dispensing assistant, Tina is the team’s most recent recruit, having been with the team for 6months.

She was attracted to working in optometry ever since she began wearing glasses as a child.

Tina, from Carshalton, who enjoys caravanning in her free time, said: ‘My journey with optics started when I was a kid, so it’s not wholly surprising that my favourite part of the job is working with the young people who come into store, as I did, to begin their own journeys with glasses. It’s great to be there for them and offer them the care and expertise they need.’

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