Optometrists

Nicholas Rumney

Senior Optometrist / Chairman

Nicholas Rumney

Our senior optometrist Nick Rumney is absolutely passionate about clinical optometry and the real benefits it can bring to people. When not extolling the benefits to clients, patients and staff alike he can be found lecturing and teaching up and down the UK as well
as abroad.

Nick loves to combine his optometry with travel, he has practised as an optometrist in Australia, Jamaica and Kenya and spoken at venues as diverse as Seattle, Sydney, Buenos Aires, Prague, Berlin, Budapest and most recently in Colombia.

Most recently, Nick has completed a course in Independent Prescribing, meaning the majority of conditions can be treated and managed in the practice without the need for outside referral.

When not involved in optometry or busy at BBR Nick can be found following International Rugby, especially the Six Nations. Though a keen supporter of England he also has a soft spot for Ireland.

Married to Linda who is a nurse, Nick has two children born and brought up in Hereford, one an aspiring software engineer and the other a paramedic based in London’s East End.

Suzanne Wadsworth

Optometrist / Director

Suzanne Wadsworth

Suzanne graduated from Cardiff in 1993 with BSc Hons and joined BBR in June 2006. In 2016 she was appointed to the Board as a Director and shareholder. She has a keen interest in paediatric work and has completed courses on Colorimetry and coloured overlays. Suzanne has three children and enjoys spending time on the Malvern Hills with her two dogs whenever possible. She also likes to return to Ireland and Devon for holidays.

Laura Williams

Optometrist

Laura Williams

Laura graduated from the University of Manchester with a Masters of Optometry (MOptom) in July 2014. She re-joined BBR Optometry as a full time optometrist in May 2015 having previously spent six months with us in 2013 during her MOptom clinical placement.

Laura is particularly interested in specialist contact lenses – she was actually the first person to trial our Overnight Vision Correction lenses back in 2013, and is now responsible for OVC and Orthokeratology at BBR.

Outside of work, Laura spends time developing her musical talents – she plays the piano and clarinet, and enjoys jogging and Pilates to help her wind down.

Alison Edwards

Optometrist

Alison Edwards

Alison graduated from the University of Bradford in May 2014 with BSc (Hons) in Optometry and completed her pre-registration year at home in Ireland.

After fully qualifying as an Optometrist in July 2015, Alison also completed the College of Optometrists Professional Certificate in Medical Retina and Glaucoma through the University of Ulster.

She moved to Herefordshire and started working at BBR Optometry in June 2017, along with a day a week at Hereford County Hospital’s Eye Department. Alison has applied for a further qualification in Independent Prescribing which she is due to commence shortly.

In her spare time, Alison is a member of a local netball club. She also enjoys running and going to the gym. During her holidays, she likes to return to Co. Donegal in Ireland to visit family and friends.