ABOUT
TK&S

VISIONARY EYECARE

SINCE 1868

We understand the importance of your eye health. How well you can see and how good you look really matters to you, and it really matters to us too. At Tompkins Knight & Son we are dedicated to preserving the health of your eyes and providing exceptional and outstanding patient care.
WHAT'S DIFFERENT

ABOUT TK&S

In order to give you the very best in eye care, we focus on four areas:
  • Providing a comprehensive service from a highly experienced and professional team
  • Ongoing investment in the very latest diagnostic tools and techniques
  • Continual education, to ensure the most up to date products and care for you
  • Creating a comfortable and welcoming environment, giving you the chance to relax and enjoy your visits to us.
TK&S is a family-run business, with exceptional credentials dating back to 1868. The optometry team boasts a long and reassuring presence at the practice and believes in building lifelong relationships with patients. You can be confident of consistent care from a friendly and close-knit group, who know you and understand your eyecare needs. Our patients are part of our family.

MEET THE
TK&S TEAM

Brian Tompkins

Director & Optometrist

BSc(Hons) FCOptom FBCLA

Brian has owned the practice since 1985, joined by his wife Nicky in 2002.

He is actively involved in day-to-day patient care and is a highly-regarded international speaker on specialist contact lenses and innovation, dry eye management and technology in practice. Brian is also a clinical consultant on behalf of leading contact lens and ophthalmic imaging manufacturers.

A true visionary, his tireless and pioneering work in his field ensures that both the practice and the team working at Tompkins Knight & Son remains at the forefront of professional development.

Away from work Brian is a keen cyclist, skier and cook. He was once pipped at the post in the final of BBC MasterChef!

Nicky Tompkins

Director

Nicky was press-ganged into working in the business on a short term basis to help introduce a new computerised software management system. The short term has extended into a period of 12 years. Previously she has been a teacher, and sold overseas property (amongst other things).

She is involved with the day to day running of the business, product buying, and making coffee!

Any remaining time is taken up with her three delightful grandchildren, playing tennis and attempting to learn golf.

Keyur Patel

Optometrist

BSc(Hons) OD DipTP(IP) DipGlauc FAAO FCOptom FBCLA

Keyur is originally from London and went to school in Watford. He graduated in optometry from City University in 1999 and continued his studies for three years in the USA where he obtained his Doctor of Optometry qualification.

Keyur has also gained diplomas in both glaucoma and independent prescribing enabling him to treat many eye conditions without the need for onward referral to a doctor or hospital. He has a vast level of experience running community based clinics for glaucoma management as well as in independent private practices such as ours.

Away from work, Keyur enjoys spending time with his wife and young son. If time allows his hobbies include watching movies, attempting to play sport, reading and photography. His favourite colour is red, but Brian insists he wears black to work!

Debra Grant

Optometrist

BSc(Hons) MCOptom

Debra has more than 20 years’ experience as an optometrist with a particular interest in elderly and paediatric eyecare. She is accredited for the cataract, glaucoma and ocular hypertension referral refinement and monitoring scheme by the Local Optical Committee Support Unit (LOCSU).

She also has a special interest in binocular vision running a specialist clinic.

Debra has worked at Tompkins Knight & Son since 2007, becoming a much-valued member of the team.

Outside work Debra enjoys singing in a choir. She is also an accomplished photographer and provided the spectacular images you can see in the hallway of the practice.

Andrew Oliver

Professional Services Manager

BSc(Hons) FBDO(Hons) SLD SMC(tech)

Award-winning Dispensing Optician, Andrew is our Professional Services Manager and has worked in the industry since 2003. He is a member of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers in London as a qualified Optical Technician and has specialist knowledge in the manufacturing of spectacle frames and lenses.

Andrew is also a member and examiner for the Association of the British Dispensing Opticians.

At TK&S, Andrew loves being able to give patients his expert guidance on choosing the very best frames and lenses to suit their optical and fashion requirements.

Gareth Lehman

Dispensing Optician

FBDO SMC(tech)

Gareth has been in optics since 2004 and is continually amazed by how much knowledge he has gained and how much he has achieved. Always keen to learn more, he is currently undertaking further qualifications in specialist lens design.

He lives in Milton Keynes with his wife and enjoys going to the gym, cycling and having a kick about with friends.

Kamila Bohdanowicz

Engineer of Optometry

ENGINEER OF OPTOMETRY (PL)

Kamila graduated as an Engineer of Optometry at Gdansk University in Poland. She also studied Fashion and Design at the University of Florence, and loves advising patients on the most suitable lenses and the perfect choice of frames from our extensive gallery. She believes that everyone should feel comfortable and unique in their spectacles.

Kamila’s extensive travelling has resulted in her speaking perfect Italian, English and of course her native Polish. She loves animals and spending time with her family.

Lyndon Bird

Clinical Technician

Lyndon is our primary Clinical Technician and supports the optometrists by ensuring our Enhanced Diagnostic scans give the fullest possible picture of a patient’s eye health. He also undertakes many of the procedures involved in the diagnosis and treatment of dry eye disease and is expert at showing new, and often apprehensive contact lens wearers how to manage their daily routines.

He previously spent eighteen months in China teaching English, and lived and worked in New York for a summer.

He enjoys countryside pursuits, skiing, swimming, cross county running and going to the gym. Lyndon also loves gastronomy, classical music and reading.

Jo Ashby

Head Receptionist

Jo has been with Tompkins, Knight & Son since 2006 and has 17 years of optical experience. She is our head receptionist and what she doesn’t know about all the role’s associated activities isn’t worth knowing. She is an amazing multitasker and does a great job of keeping all the optometrists in order!

She loves spending time with family and friends, and looking after her gorgeous grandchildren. Other hobbies include cooking, reading and listening to music.

Kasia Pegiel-Rosiewicz

Receptionist

Kasia is the newest member of the team. She has 15 years’ management experience in hospitality and loves being face to face with people. She is eager to learn all there is to know about optics and assists Lyndon with diagnostic scans in his absence.

Kasia loves fashion and is passionate about travelling with her family and learning about new cultures. She is fluent in English and her native Polish.

VISIONARY EYECARE DEVELOPMENTS

DIAGNOSTIC ADVANCES & TECHNIQUES

At TK&S our policy of investing in the very latest diagnostic equipment enables us to discover, document and monitor eye and systemic health conditions that could otherwise go undetected. With our state-of-the-art Optos California and Topcon Triton machines, not only are we getting the widest imaging possible, we can take cross-sectional images of the retina.

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WE VALUE YOUR COMFORT

THE PRACTICE ENVIRONMENT

Our stunning practice at Chichele House in Northampton is in an elegant, spacious Victorian building, conveniently located just a mile from the town centre and overlooking the Racecourse, with private parking for our patients. The beautiful period building has been sympathetically renovated and features a contemporary reception area, dispensing and spectacle frame and sunglass gallery with our signature teal and white branding.

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