About us

Richard Petrie Optometrists is a long standing independent optician and contact lens practitioner based in Littleover, handily placed for Burton as well as Derby.

For over 35 years now our mission has been to provide the community with a high level of expertise, excellent service, sound advice and top quality, keenly priced products.

Don’t let the idea we have been here for a long time fool you into the belief we are old fashioned. Our consulting rooms are equipped with the latest equipment and all our staff are trained in the most modern techniques.

Whether you want a simple NHS sight test, a thorough clinical eye examination, or a contact lens assessment we at Richard Petrie Optometrist are ready and willing to help you.

Sunglasses, whether prescription or not, safety glasses, or just a new case – please drop in.

Meet the team

Optometrist Davina owns the practice

Davina Dosanjh, Optometrist

Davina has been part of the Richard Petrie team since 2001. First as a Saturday girl, then completing summer work placements and now as Optometrist and Practice owner. As well as running the business, providing eye examinations and keeping updated on the latest frames and accessories fashions, she is always looking for ways to improve the health and comfort of lenses for contact lens wearers.

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Fiona Booth, Optometrist

Our newest member of the team, Fiona joined us as Optometrist in 2016. Fiona works alongside Davina, carrying out eye examinations and contact lens appointments. Fiona has been qualified for 15 years and previously worked in an independent practice in Leicester so brings plenty of experience to her role in the Richard Petrie team.

Ruth helps patients choose designer glasses to suit their style

Ruth Robson, Dispensing Optician

Ruth joined the team in 2007. She makes it her job to keep up to date with the latest trends in eyewear and lens technology. Ruth dispenses glasses to patients and has all of the technical know-how to help you choose the perfect lenses. She can also help you with personalised varifocal lenses using our clever Visioffice® 2 machine.

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Helen Wilkinson: Dispensing Optician

Helen joined the team in 2015 and works alongside Ruth on the dispensing side of things at the practice. She dispenses glasses to patients and is our technical specialist for anything you need to ask about lenses. Helen is also a Senior Tutor for distance learning for people training to become a Dispensing Optician with the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO).


Optical assistant Lisa helps patients with contact lenses

Lisa Hodgkinson, Optical Assistant

Lisa has been welcoming patients to reception at Richard Petrie Optometrists since 1987. As well as handling day-to-day practice administration, Lisa looks after contact lens handling appointments and carries out many of the OCT scans in the pre-screening for eye examinations.

Optical assistant Joanna carries out OCT scans

Joanna Thompson, Optical Assistant

Joanna joined our team in 2011. She works alongside Lisa, making sure the practice runs smoothly day-to-day. Joanna advises patients on handling contact lenses and carries out OCT scans before your eye examination. She has a flair for glasses styling and can help you choose frames to suit your style.