Meet the team

Meet the team

Our Practice boasts a friendly and professional team who all contribute to the continued success of Susan Bowers Optometrists. Without all of their hard work, we would not have become the thriving business and accomplished practice you see today.

Susan Bowers


Susan founded the practice at 267 Tile Hill lane in 1984. In 1994, it moved 200 metres down the road to a larger property at 349 Tile Hill Lane. She is especially good with children and senile dementia patients. She enjoys the challenge of a complex case, whether it is involving contact lenses, dry eye or eye allergy conditions.

In June 2014 Susan became the president of the BCLA (British Contact Lens Association). This is in recognition of all her years of hard work, training the next generation of eye care professionals to fit contact lenses.

Carolann Flanagan


Carolann has worked at the practice for ten years and is especially patient, kind and caring. She always takes her time to ensure that you have the very best in eye care. Carolann has recently passed her exams to become an Optometrist Independent Prescriber which will enable her to manage some eye conditions with prescription drugs.

Clare Whyman

Dispensing Optician

Clare is our senior Dispensing Optician. She has been at the practice for eleven years and in that time has become a mother, her son Oscar being born in June 2013. She is currently trainingĀ Ellie (our trainee Dispensing Optician). She excels in cases regarding low vision and complex dispensing cases, with high prescriptions.

Ellie Walker

Trainee Dispensing Optician

Ellie is our trainee Dispensing Optician. She has just completed her first year studying Ophthalmic Dispensing at the Association of British Dispensing Opticians. She particularly enjoys helping children in choosing their new spectacles.

Paula Hand

Reception Staff

Paula is our Senior Receptionist. She has worked at the practice for over twenty years, but now works part-time. She will be your first contact as she answers our telephone and will make your appointment for you.

Karen Oldham

Reception Staff

Karen is our Optometric Assistant. She has been at the practice for over six years. Her main roles are to teach the application and removal of contact lenses and set up any direct debits.

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