Originally founded by David Russell in 1986 to serve the eye care needs of families within Tiptree and the surrounding villages, David Russell Opticians has grown and expanded over the years.

Our experienced and friendly opticians are committed to delivering the strong tradition of high quality family eye care, excellent customer service standards and attentive aftercare that David Russell Opticians has become known for.

Our Director:
Michelle Barrick FBDO

Our Optometrists:
John Neufang  BSc.(Hons) MCOptom

(University of Aston in Birmingham)

Payal Patel BSc (Hons)

Our Dispensing Opticians:
Michelle Barrick FBDO
(Cambridge APU)

Maurice Gildersleeves FBDO (Hons)  CLO

Ashleigh Firmager FdSc OD

Contact Lens Optician:

Dawn Jordan FBDO CLO

Supporting Staff:
Gemma White-Administrator & Co-ordinator

Charlotte Lyons-Receptionist

Chloe Bruce-Optical Assistant

Patient Notice

The company hold various pieces of information about you relating to community eye care services, including your name and address, and clinical details such as the state of health of your eyes, and copies of any letters we have written about you or received from other professionals, such as your doctor. You are entitled to a copy of this information although there may be an administrative charge for providing it. If you wish to see your records, please contact Michelle Barrick and we will respond as quickly as possible. We are required to respond within 40 days. If you require independent advice, contact the Information Commissioners’ Office at www.ico.gov.uk.

We adhere to the guidelines of the college of optometrists and the (GDPR) general data protection regulation and will not pass any of your personal information to a third party without your consent unless there is a clear public interest duty to do so.

We are obliged to provide information to authorised persons within the NHS ( who are in turn subject to a duty of confidentiality ) if they request this. This is usually to confirm that we have provided the NHS services that we have been paid for, and to improve quality of care.

The company may use the information to audit clinical outcomes and our performance. This enables us to monitor and improve the quality of care that we offer you. Wherever possible( I.e. If we do not need to know who an individual patient is ) we will only analyse trends from anonymised information.

If you have any queries about this please contact us and we will be happy to help.