Helen Corson BSc Hons MCOptom
Principle optometrist & optometric advisor to NHS Wales Shared Service Partnership.
I’ve needed glasses since I was 9 years old. Back then, there was a stigma around wearing specs. I knew I needed them to see clearly, but was not too fond of wearing them! The old NHS frames came in black, brown,pink, crystal and black. I picked black. If they were going to be ugly then they were going to be properly ugly!
As I got older, I could never find frames that fitted comfortably – red marks on my nose was a permanent thing and whatever I chose they just didn’t reflect ME and my personality! They were all so DULL!
Harry Potter may have made it cool to wear glasses, but that didn’t really help me. I still had a small face, a high prescription and a deep dislike of my spectacles. Wearing glasses was still a pain!
When I bought Jackson, I vowed to make it THE place to go for quality eyecare, but also the place for eyewear that is both stylish and comfortable.
If you hate glasses or have never been able to find the perfect pair, Jacksons Opticians is the place for you. We travel the world to bring you unusual, niche eyewear that will fit you perfectly and make you feel fantastic. We guarantee you’ll enjoy hearing all those comments and compliments!
We love, breathe and source glasses like it’s a hobby
Practice Manager and Clinical Dispenser
I have worked in Optometry for many years, and joined Jacksons when I relocated the Cheshire from Cumbria. I love both frame styling and the clinical side of my role, assisting with the enhanced services of OCT and Optomap.
I am really big on attention to detail. I enjoy a challenge and will leave no stone unturned to find you the perfect frame. We have hundreds in practice and we can always order in something bespoke. I promise we will find just the right frame for you!
My favourite brand is Lindberg so if you are looking for a lightweight frame I am the person to ask! I am in awe of how a frame can be so strong but weigh so little.
I also look after the day to day running of the practice making sure that we all stay on an even keel! I love being busy!
Frames Stylist and Clinical Coordinator
Having worked at Jacksons for over 30 years, I am part of the furniture. I love helping patients discover the best frames lenses combination to suit their individual needs. If a frame is not a perfect fit, their is no point in having it – you will always be disappointed in the end.
I didn’t need glasses until I was in my late 40’s. It was a shock when it happened, but I think it helped me understand what my patients go through when they have glasses for the first time.
I enjoy the personal nature of working with both team members and patients alike. In my role as Clinical Coordinator, I enjoy embedding patients discharged from the hospital within the care structure of the practice.
Mr Andrew Price FBDO(Hons) CL
Contact Lens Practitoner & Dry Eye consultant
Within Jacksons I am contact lens practitioner and dry eye consultant. In addition to my in-practice clinical role, I design, and am a principal investigator in clinical trials. I have sat on the executive board of more than one eye care organisation, act as a Professional Services Consultant, educator, lecturer and author.
I have worked in the field of contact lenses, ophthalmology, laser eye clinics, dry eye and the ocular surface for 30+ years
Recently, The Body Doctor Company has appointed me as its Head of Professional Services. This is a new role at the company which designs and manufactures The Eye Doctor range of antibacterial eye compresses, lid wipes and eye drops.
Senior Frames Stylist
I am passionate about stylish eyewear – I have been known to dream about it! I love the challenge of finding the right frame for the right face, and enjoy helping my patients come out of their shell and experiment with something just a little bit bolder!
I work with frames suppliers to bring to Jacksons, a collection of the finest frames from around the world. I ensure we stock a collection of frames that allows expression of individuality and ensures comfort of fit. Mt favourite collection is Tom Davies. Find the frame you like but want it in a different colour? No Problem! You can have any frame in any colour and we can also vary the eyesize, bridge fit and side length to ensure a perfect fit!
When not at Jacksons I am mum to three boys. I like cooking supper, but I love working in my garden!