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. It is here that I learned to fit many contact lenses for diseased corneas, very … Read More

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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. When Sophie opened her practice in Hove, I saw … Read More

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. Now as a Dispensing Optician, with every patient I see, I always go … Read More

Phoebe Tingley

I’ve been working in optics for 2 years now and I love it. I’m passionate about helping people to find glasses that they absolutely adore. I’m a great problem-solver and I love helping people with any questions and queries they may have. I’m still gaining knowledge in the optical world and I’m always eager to learn more.  My favourite eyewear … Read More


Eileen Melton

Stay tuned! (Eileen’s bio is on its way…)


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!