Meet the team

We are a professional, friendly and hardworking team at Richard Petrie Optometrists and are passionate about what we do with decades of experience. We pride ourselves on providing an individual and outstanding service and do our best to provide you with the latest technologies and all with a professional and friendly touch.

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Davina Dosanjh


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 advanced eye examinations and keeping updated on the latest technology for the practice, she is always looking for ways to improve the health and comfort of lenses for contact lens wearers.

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Fiona Booth


Fiona joined us as Optometrist in 2016 and works alongside Davina, carrying out eye examinations and contact lens appointments. Fiona has been qualified for over 20 years and previously worked in an independent practice in Leicester so brings plenty of experience to her role in the Richard Petrie team.

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Trish Yeoman

Optical Assistant

Trish joined the team in 2022. With years of experience in optics, Trish will be a friendly face to greet you and often take you through your diagnostic tests.

Trish is focused on customer delight and making you feel relaxed and looked after when you visit us and makes a lovely cuppa!

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Joanna Whittle

Dispensing Assistant

Joanna joined our team in 2011. She works alongside Ruth and Edward, dispensing glasses to patients. She has a flair for glasses styling and can help you choose frames to suit your style. Joanna advises patients on handling contact lenses and carries out OCT scans before your eye examination.

Joanna is our lead Eyewear Stylist and will be launching the service at the end of 2021.

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Matthew Johnson

Dispensing Optician

Matthew joined the practice in 2021 and has over a decade of experience in the world of optics.

Matthew is an expert on frames and lenses and as well as find the best solutions for your vision needs he also loves investigating and troubleshooting .

You may meet Matthew when you choose your glasses and for your diagnostic tests before an eye examination too.

Matt is a cat owner!

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Hayley Billington


Hayley recently joined the team in 2021 when we launched our new hearing care service with The Hearing Care Partnership.

Hayley has 7 years experience in audiology including in a hospital setting and you will be sure to receive a detailed consultation and examination.

Our hearing service runs on a Monday and Friday each week.

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