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.
Lee joined us at Raison Opticians to train as a trainee Dispensing Optician in 2015. 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! We are very pleased to say he is now a qualified Dispensing Optician and a wonderful asset to the dispensing team.
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. She is currently training to become a dispensing assistant.
Dawn joined the team at the beginning of 2019 and is now one of our full-time receptionists. She has over 16 years’ experience in Optics and loves window dressing – thanks to her artistic flair!