Meet the Team

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Clare Darbyshire

Clare grew up in Holmes Chapel in Cheshire. Her interest in eye care began at the age of 18 when she started studying optics at university in Manchester.

After leaving university Clare gained valuable experience at opticians throughout the UK, until she moved to Much Wenlock to open her own practice in 1982.

Clare specialises in Visual Stress, Colorimetry, Specialist Contact Lens Fitting, Children’s Eyecare and Shared care with local ophthalmologists.

Much Wenlock has grown into a very busy High Street practice, where every patient is given a personal service according to their needs. When Clare is not in the practice She enjoys cooking, riding her 3 horses and spending time with her family.

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Jane Speake

I have worked as an optometrist in Shropshire for over 25 years. I am involved in all of the local shared care schemes. These are clinically diverse and very rewarding.
Personally since having my Son I seem to have become a very important taxi driver! Though I do love to exercise, whether it be at the gym, running, cycling or anything else that keeps me moving.

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Anita Fairall

Anita has been with Clare since 2010, she currently holds the position of optical assistant. Anita enjoys sewing, restoring old furniture, reading and walking.

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Amy Laybourne

Amy has been with Clare since 2010, she currently holds the position of optical assistant. Amy has 4 children and enjoys running.

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Zena Steele

Zena has two children and is a keen motorsport enthusiast – particularly Formula 1. In her spare time she enjoys cooking with her kids, horse riding and she’s very proud of her perfect vision!