Sophie Taylor-West

After gaining a first class degree in Optometry and Visual Science from the University of Wales, Cardiff in 2004 I moved to London and locumed at various practices prior to commencing work at the prestigious West End contact lens practice of Nigel F. Burnett Hodd…

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George Taylor-West

I came into optics via a rather circuitous route. After gaining a degree in Marketing and Advertising, I started working with my sister, Sophie, at Burnett Hodd Optometry in London, working as a technician performing retinal scans and visual fields tests on patients, and ordering and checking complex contact lens types…

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Ibo Ozhan

Coming from the Jura mountains, in the region of France where the global optics industry was born, I was destined to have a passion for exquisite eyewear. After graduating as a Dispensing Optician in 2004, I gained experience in different regions of France…

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Suzana Gorda

When people meet me for the first time, they always comment on my passion and knowledge in optics. That’s because I love what I do! I have been a spectacle wearer from a very young age and I always struggled to find something that suits my face…

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Eileen Melton

Reaching beyond peoples expectations is both a challenge and a passion. Dispensing what sometimes can be a life changing product, igniting ones’ confidence and achieving the best possible vision is, you could say, my calling. Educating and empowering my team to do the same provides me with enormous gratification…

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Peggy has been a member of the team since 2015, and is our chief ‘meeter and greeter’ in residence. She loves to come and say hello to all visitors to the practice, and she takes her job very seriously!

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54 Western Rd, Hove BN3 1JD

01273 567475

Getting to Hove

Pay-By-Phone parking is available in the surrounding residential streets (try the top or bottom of Adelaide Crescent). We are a 20 minute walk from Brighton railway station or 15 minute walk from Hove station. We are also well served by local buses.


80 Lordship Lane London SE22 8HF

0207 018 7020

Getting to Dulwich

The East Dulwich Overground station is a 9-minute walk away, we’re also on numerous bus routes and there is free parking in our local streets.


The Old Needlemakers Lewes BN7 2NZ

01273 480343

Getting to Lewes

With our entrance located on Market Street, we are a 6 minute walk from Lewes railway station, or you can park in the Old Needlemakers car park for up to 2 hours. There are other local car parks which allow you to park all day.