Sophie Taylor-West

Based in Hove and Lewes

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

Based in Dulwich and Clapham

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

Based in Lewes

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

Based in Dulwich

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

Based in Hove

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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Parys Browne

Based in Hove

When the opportunity to join the Taylor-West and Co family arose, I knew it was a great space for me to dive deeper into the world of optics. Having experience in professional styling gives me a chance to incorporate my love for styling with something brand new! After moving to Brighton in 2021, I’ve truly found a community which celebrates individuality and culture.

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Joanna Kulik

Based in Hove

I believe that being in optics was destined to me, but it wasn’t a straightforward journey. One of my first memories is when I underwent an operation on my eyes as a child and even now I can remember the outstanding people who looked after me. Wanting to support people in overcoming their life obstacles, I graduated with a Master’s Degree in Social Rehabilitation.

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Kyrstie Rankine

Based in Hove and Lewes

When I was younger I always knew I wanted to have a role in healthcare and to work with people, and after displaying an interest in and an affinity for maths and sciences in school it was actually my physics teacher who introduced me to the world of optics and curated my interest in optometry.

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Az Art

Based in Clapham

 I have worked in optics for more than 25 years in some of London’s best practices, with many progressive years honing my craft at Auerbach & Steele, but also as a consultant on design and build of eyewear, and in wholesale.

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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.


68 Northcote Road, London, SW11 6QL

0207 9244488

Getting to Clapham

We are a 10 minute walk from Clapham Junction or 20 minutes walk from Clapham South station. We are well served by local buses, and there is plenty of pay-by-phone parking in the surrounding residential streets.