Raison Opticians is an independent family run practice, set up in 2013 by Brad and Libby Raison. They both studied Optometry at Cardiff university and after graduating in 2006 they moved to Cornwall. They married in Falmouth in 2012 and after their honeymoon decided to set up Raison Opticians.
Brad has been in Optics since he was young, having worked at his father's practice in Yorkshire since he was 14. Brad has worked all over the county as a locum optometrist before settling to work in Helston. His patience and care ensure that everyone is given the time required to meet their needs.
With over 20 years experience in optics Libby started her Optical career as a Saturday girl at an opticians in Falmouth. After spending 3 years training to be a dispensing optician in Cambridge, Libby moved to Cardiff to study Optometry. She is secretary of the Local Optical Committee and is currently working with Kernow Clinical Commisioning Group to improve the services and referral routes for people in Cornwall.
James started working in Optics in 1989 as a Dispensing Optician then studied to become an Optometrist at Bradford University, qualifying in 1996.He moved to Cornwall from Suffolk in 2006. When not testing eyes, he works as a Blacksmith and runs his own forge!
Sue is a qualified dispensing optician and has worked for various opticians throughout the country before moving to Cornwall in 2006. Sue's attention to detail will ensure that you receive the highest quality of care, when choosing your lense and spectacles.
Ian is our part time dispensing optician and a qualified contact lens optician. He has worked in Cornwall since the early 80's and gave Libby her first job as a Saturday girl over 20 years ago! There is very little that Ian hasn’t dispensed before and his patience and meticulous manner ensures that you are cared for from the beginning of the dispense until the final fitting.
Lee has joined us at Raison Opticians as a trainee Dispensing Optician. Having completed his studies at Helston Community College, he wanted to be able to stay in the county and pursue a career locally whilst being able to continue his passion of playing football! Having nearly completed his first year of training he is proving to be a wonderful asset to the dispensing team.
For many years, Linda has worked as a receptionist in optical practices. Her exceptional flair for organisation, ensures the smooth running of Raison Opticians. Her local knowledge and caring personality helps patients feel welcome whenever they visit.
Laura joined Raison Opticians in 2016 after running her own local coffee shop. With a huge experience in customer service and practical organisation, she ensures that the practice runs smoothly.
Arran is our newest member of staff, and as a RAF reservist his military training has helped with his organisation and daily running of the practice.
Lauren is our Saturday girl. She is currently studying at Helston Community College and able to work for us during her school holidays.